Remedial Massage is the systematic assessment and treatment of the muscles, tendons, ligaments and connective tissues of the body to assist in rehabilitation, pain and injury management. It incorporates several specialised massage techniques to locate and help ease muscle stiffness and tension in the body.
Firm, remedial massage is the best treatment for freeing up adhesions (little knots) in muscles, stretching out strained and/or tightened muscles and just giving your body a 'wake-up' call for the rest of the week.
The added use of cupping and reflexology techniques along with myofascial techniques may be used in your treatment.
Relaxation Massage helps to de-stress and loosen up your body and is great for those who have had a hard working week or feel like treating themselves to some TLC! Treatment consists of flowing strokes, kneading and gentle manipulations of the muscles performed at your chosen pressure.
A full body massage with lots of sweeping and gliding techniques from the head to the feet. Acupressure meridians are stimulated through the arms and legs and down the sides of the body, as well as key hot spots in the back of the neck, face and scalp.
Sports Massage is a specific category of massage that encompasses several other massage categories, concepts and techniques that a therapist feels are necessary to meet the needs of an athlete. The most common techniques include deep tissue massage, effleurage, cross fibre friction, pettrisage, broadening strokes, direct pressure, range of motion (ROM) and stretching.
Sports massage is not only for use in pre and post event maintenance of the athletes body. It is also beneficial through the training phase and also forms part of the recovery and to help promote healing post-injury.