Massage Therapy

Massage has long been a method of aiding recovery throughout history, but as time has progressed our understanding of the effects has improved. With the result that we now know what works and what doesn’t. Massage can vary in intensity and depth to achieve different physical and psychological responses. Our therapists are well trained in different techniques and will adapt their delivery depending on your requirements. Some of our team are both physiotherapists and trained massage therapists.  All of our practitioners work together to provide the best combined approach to your care.

Massage therapy addresses a variety of needs for our patients:

  • Relief from the effects of stress through aiding relaxation
  • Relief from muscle/soft tissue (myofascial) pains and fatigue
  • Enhancing recovery from occupational postures or exercise and sporting activity

 

Massage Treatments

  • Swedish massage is a gentle, more classical form of treatment. The aims are more general aimed at stimulating the relaxation response within tissues and your nervous system reducing muscle tension, stress and tissue discomfort. This is often the more enjoyable form of massage, if your aim is to be chilled and relaxed when you leave!
  • Remedial massage uses more advanced techniques aimed at helping localised tissue pathology e.g. postural neck pain, flexibility of tight muscles. This type massage is more focussed on addressing specific goals within your recovery and management of your problem. Your therapist will adapt their delivery depending on the clinical signs that you present with, and will communicate with our physiotherapists to achieve the best outcome for you.
  • Sports massage uses a variety of techniques aimed at preparation or recovery from sports or intense physical activity. Although ‘sport’ is in the name this type of massage, it is not exclusively directed at sportspeople. It is just as likely to aid the recovery of a hill-walker as a marathon runner, or someone with a very physical job.

If you are unsure what you need, our therapists will be happy to directed you, and adapt their delivery depending on your needs and preferences.