Massage has the power to relax, heal and help release emotions and tension without the aid of drugs. Massage therapy helps you relax, re-align and rejuvenate.
There are many positive aspects to receiving massage therapy on an ongoing basis, and with the busy lives we lead we can all benefit from a little stress management through effective massage treatment to address individual needs and achieve effective results.
The power of touch has miraculous effects from the very young to the elderly, from the terminally ill to the athlete, and from the stay-at-home mum to the over-stressed executive.
Whether you engage in strenuous activities such as cycling, running, or lifting heavy items, or you simply want to take a break and relax a therapeutic massage will give you the healing you’re looking for, both physically and mentally!
Research has shown the people who are massaged before an exam or other potentially stressful situation showed a significant decrease in anxiety and respiratory rates, as well as a significant increase in white blood cells and natural killer cell activity, suggesting a benefit to the immune system. Office workers massaged regularly were more alert, performed better and were less stressed than those who weren’t massaged, that therapeutic massage therapy provides greater joint flexibility and range of motion, and that it enhances athletic performance; as well as treating injuries caused during sport or work. These are just a few of the many benefits of therapeutic massage. In our stressed out society the benefits are countless.
You can clearly see that therapeutic massages are not only popular but they actually help to make you healthier! People who have experienced therapeutic massage report that they have an increased sense of daily well-being, better posture and more energy than ever before.
If you haven’t tried a therapeutic massage there’s no time like the present to get started on a healthier, happier life!
What is sports massage therapy?
Sports massage therapy is massage therapy given to active people, usually those involved in sports on a regular basis, as a part of their conditioning program. Often, sports massage is performed on athletes before, during and after their athletic event.
What are the benefits of sports massage therapy?
Sports massage therapy offers many benefits to its patients. Often, sports massage therapy will become a regular part of an athlete’s conditioning program, right alongside exercise and sport practice. It has just recently become an integral part of athletes’ training program, and is now widely used and widely supported.
Since almost everything an athlete does is to condition their body (this may be in the form of workouts, weightlifting, drills, and more) it only makes sense that an important part of keeping the body in good condition would be to receive a relaxing and tension-relieving massage.
When an athlete is given sports massage therapy on a regular basis—especially when it is given before, during and after an athletic event—it can provide a number of benefits, including:
• Prevention of injuries
• Reduction in pain
• Reduction in swelling
• Increased energy
• Increased flexibility/Decreased tension
• Enhanced performance
In addition to the many benefits of sports massage therapy listed above, it also has an added purpose: it can help an athlete heal more quickly from a sports injury. By receiving sports massage therapy, an athlete can recover more quickly and usually experience much less pain than if they did not receive the therapy.
What does sports massage therapy consist of?
Sports massage therapy is a combination of different types of massage therapies and techniques. The type of techniques that will be used in an athlete’s sports massage will depend on the needs of that athlete at that time.
Many times, sports massage therapy will include techniques from both Shiatsu and Swedish massage. The sports massage could include many other techniques from many other forms of bodywork as well. The needs of a particular athlete are important (such as an injury), but another important deciding factor in the type of sports massage therapy an athlete will receive is the sport that an athlete plays.
Each type of sport (and each position in a sport) will demand something different from the players’ bodies than other sports. This means that the kind of sports massage therapy that a player will receive is greatly affected by the type of sport (and the position) that they play.
Therapeutic and Remedial Massage
Therapeutic massage is designed to relieve severe tension in the muscle and the connective tissue or fascia. This type of massage focuses on the muscles located below the surface of the top muscles. Therapeutic massage is often recommended for individuals who experience consistent pain, are involved in heavy physical activity, such as athletes, and patients who have sustained physical injury. It is also not uncommon for receivers of Therapeutic Massage to have their pain replaced with a new muscle ache for a day or two.
Duration: 40 min
Relaxing body massage
Massage has the power to relax, heal and help release emotions and tension without the aid of drugs. Massage therapy helps you relax, re-align and rejuvenate. There are many positive aspects to receiving massage therapy on an ongoing basis, and with the busy lives we lead we can all benefit from a little stress management through effective massage treatment to address individual needs and achieve effective results.
Duration: 40 min
Full Body Massage
The ultimate relaxing massage including the scalp, face and feet.
Duration: 70 min
Sports/ deep tissue massage
Sports massage has many benefits. In addition to feeling good, sports massage reduces the heart rate and blood pressure, increases blood circulation and lymph flow, reduces muscle tension, improves flexibility and relieves pain. Sports massage can also include pre-event, postevent and maintenance techniques that promote greater athletic endurance and performance, lessens chances of injury and reduces recovery time. Deep tissue work varies greatly. What one calls deep tissue another will call light. When receiving deep tissue work it is important to communicate what you are feeling.
Duration: 40 min
Hot stone massage
This Native American massage technique involves a combination of warm stones and a Swedish massage. Your therapist will gently place dark, warm, smooth stones on certain areas of the body such as the back, in the palms and between the toes. Some stones will then be used to massage your muscles and leave you feeling fully rejuvenated.This massage promotes deep warmth and the relaxation of your body while your spirit is uplifted.
Duration: 40 min
A relaxing foot massage, wich treats the whole body by restoring it’s natural balance. Many conditions may benefit from Reflexology such as migraine, anxiety, depression, back pain, arthritis, hormone imbalances, PMS, menopausal symptoms, digestive disorders, sleep issues, infertility and sports injuries. It can improve relaxation, give you a sense of wellbeing, improve circulation and supports the immune system.
Duration: 40 min