Deep tissue and remedial massage
When you’re suffering aches and pains from soft tissues that have stuck together or become tight or knotted, deep tissue massage can be a great way of releasing them or breaking them down.
Just one thirty minute massage will reduce your sore and tender spots and leave you feeling revitalised.
This type of massage can be pretty intense compared to others you might be used to. Our massage practitioners will apply much more pressure to get the required effect – especially with techniques like ‘trigger point release’. The initial intensity will gradually fade as your muscles become more relaxed.
Deep tissue massage is highly effective in reducing high blood pressure, scar tissue build up, pain symptoms, and the effects of delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS).
It can also increase joint mobility, help with arthritic pain and symptoms, and support muscular rehab.
Deep oscillation therapy
Many people see massage as a luxurious treat – but in fact regular massages can have a powerful effect on our long term physical and mental wellbeing. When a general body massage is combined with deep oscillation therapy, your body becomes completely and deeply relaxed within just ten to fifteen minutes.
Delivering gentle, non-invasive electrostatic pulses through skin, connective tissue, subcutaneous fat, muscles, blood and lymph vessels to a depth of 8cm, deep oscillation therapy can be applied all over the body. It quickly improves circulation, allowing fresh blood and oxygen to be pumped to your organs and skin. It will reduce nagging aches and pains, relax tight tense muscles, and allow stress knots in your back or shoulder to be worked on without further pain.
Unmatched in its treatment of many conditions, its fully documented clinical effects include reducing inflammation, moving interstitial fluid to promote flexibility and mobility, alleviating strong pain, accelerating recovery and promoting new cell growth.
Maintenance massage for recovery and peak performance
Keeping up with regular deep tissue massages is a great way to recover after a particularly labour- intensive day at work, or if you’ve had a hard training session at the gym.
Regular deep tissue massage will improve the quality of blood flow to your muscles as well as muscle quality itself. This means that when you train you’ll be less likely to get injured, less likely to get DOMS, and you’ll be able to work harder than ever before.
And like many of our competitive clients, regular sessions will help you stay at the top of your game and perform at your very best.
Shoulder and neck massage
Most people get headaches for three main reasons – too much caffeine, not enough water, or tension through the shoulders and neck.
So drink less coffee and more water, obviously … but what about the head tension?
Poor posture sitting or standing at work or being in the car for long periods leads to muscular tension. Equally, when we get stressed we tend to clench our jaw and breathe differently. This puts a lot of pressure on our neck muscles. That tension from the neck has a direct effect on head tension and headaches.
That’s where shoulder and neck massage comes in. After just one session you’ll realise how tight your neck muscles actually are and how much better they feel afterwards. After a few short sessions you’ll really feel the difference. After that, maintenance sessions every now and again will keep the headaches away.