Benefits of Different Types of Massage Therapies

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Back Massage

Emmett Technique

This technique uses a combination of direct pressure and gentle switches to release specific muscle groups and allow the clients body to return to a state of balance. Results can be dramatic

The EMMETT Technique is a unique form of body therapy for both people and animals, involving the application of light finger pressure at specific points. It is based on the belief that light touch can trigger a relaxation response in the soft tissue, and the therapist may help relieve tensions resulting in feelings of improved comfort within the body

The result is often instantaneous feelings of greater comfort.

It is truly a complementary therapy as it combines easily with all other bodywork such as massage, Bowen therapy, chiropractic, physiotherapy and craniosacral therapy as some typical examples, although relaxation of tensions can be felt when the technique is applied in isolation

 

 

Special language skills are incorporated to reinforce and anchor the positive physical changes greatly enhancing the outcome.

Hot Stone Massage

Hot Stone Massage Therapy

Hot stone therapy is a specialist massage that uses smooth, flat, heated basalt stones that are positioned along your spine, in the palms of your hands, along your legs and between the toes

 

 

Typically from river beds, basalt stones are used for massage as they have a rich iron content that retains heat. Cold marble stones are often used in the treatment to help aid with detoxing and healing the body

A hot stone massage may begin with a traditional Swedish massage technique to prepare your muscles. Your therapist will then place the warm stones on key acupressure points on your body. The stones warm and relax your muscles, allowing deeper pressure to be applied during your massage

 

 

Hot stone therapy may help people who suffer from:

 

  • stress

  • back pain

  • muscular pain

  • fibromyalgia

  • insomnia

  • depression or anxiety

  • poor circulation

Pressure Point Massage

Myofascial Therapy

 

Myofascial release (MFR) therapy focuses on releasing muscular shortness and tightness. There are a number of conditions and symptoms that myofascial release therapy addresses.

Many patients seek myofascial treatment after losing flexibility or function following an injury or if experiencing ongoing back, shoulder, neck, hip or virtually pain in any area containing soft tissue.

Other conditions treated by myofascial release therapy include Temporo-Mandibular Joint (TMJ) disorder, carpal tunnel syndrome, or possibly fibromyalgia or migraine headaches.

Patient symptoms usually include:

Tightness of the tissues that restricts motion or pulls the body out of alignment, causing individuals to favour and overuse one hip or shoulder, for example

A sense of excessive pressure on muscles or joints that produces pain.

Pain in any part or parts of the body, including headache or back pain.

Massage

Remedial (Deep)Massage Therapy

Everyone, whatever your age, can benefit from remedial therapy as we all suffer with problems and injuries created by our hectic day-to-day lifestyles.

Maybe you suffer from tension headaches brought on by working in a stressful environment. Perhaps you have back/shoulder pain caused by digging the garden or painting the ceiling

 

 

You might have a sports injury like tennis elbow, or a groin strain. If you were unfortunate enough to be involved in a road traffic accident you may be suffering from whiplash.

Remedial massage therapy will treat your condition and speed-up the healing process enabling you to achieve a faster recovery. RMT has been used for many thousands of years as a manipulative treatment for people suffering from muscular, joint and stress related problems

 

 

  • There are many conditions and injuries that respond well to this treatment, below are some of the most common problems that it can helpStiff neck, shoulders and back

  • Frozen shoulders

  • Whiplash

  • Backache and Sciatica

  • Debilitating headaches and migraines

  • Stress

  • Muscle tension

  • Achilles tendonitis

  • Tennis/golfers elbow

  • Sprains and strains

  • Sporting injuries

  • Poor blood-flow and lymph circulation

By using proven deep massage techniques remedial massage treats muscles, ligaments, tendons and joints - relieving pain and tension in the body. It is also very effective method of aiding rehabilitation.

Sports Injury

Sports Massage

Sports massage therapy is geared toward athletes of every kind, from world-class professionals to weekend joggers. The particulars of the sports massage technique are specific to the athlete's sport of choice. Focusing on areas of the body that are overused and stressed from repetitive and often aggressive movements.

Aspects of sports massage therapy are gaining popularity as useful components in a balanced training regimen.

 

Sports massage therapy can be used as a means to enhance pre-event preparation and reduce recovery time for maximum performance during training or after an event.

Athletes have discovered that specially designed sports massage promotes flexibility, reduces fatigue, improves endurance, helps prevent injuries and prepares their body and mind for optimal performance.

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