REMEDIAL MASSAGE THERAPY
Massage Therapy Services we offer:
Deep Tissue Massage (DTM) – Remedial Massage
Deep tissue massage is a specific type of massage that works on the deep layers of muscle and fascia in the body. It involves applying firm pressure and slower more specialised strokes and techniques in order to reach those deeper layers of muscles and their origins and attachment sites.
Techniques include trigger point release, acu-pressure, cross fibre frictions and compressions, active and passive release and proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF) resistance stretching and strength building activities.
This style of massage is highly effective to reduce and help manage chronic aches and pain, assists in injury recovery and/or prevention, improves range of motion, flexibility and postural imbalances and a great stress buster.
What is myofascial release ?
Myofascial release is a hands-on technique using gentle, sustained, pressure to safely and effectively release fascial connective tissue restrictions to reduce pain and improve mobility.
Fascia is a type of connective tissue that forms a continuous web throughout the body. It is a responsive structure that adapts to the pressures placed upon it. It surrounds, supports and penetrates all muscles, bones, nerves and organs of the body.
Pain and dysfunction in the body can come from fascial strain, adherence and thickening of the connective tissue due to injury, trauma, repetitive strain and time. Due to the continuity of the fascia, tension in one area of the body will affect the entire fascial system. Techniques and approaches used are therefore holistic and incorporates movement to bring you back to a balanced state.
Myofascial release can help?
Lower back pain
Neck and shoulder pain
Hip and knee pain
Repetitive strain injury
Temporomandibular joint dysfunction
Improve recovery after strenuous workouts
Why try myofascial release?
If you are seeking a holistic manual therapy that addresses the body as a three dimensional system, then you should try myofascial release. Like massage, myofascial release addresses the body’s musculature and soft tissue, but unlike massage we use gentle sustained pressure to relax contracted muscles, improve lymphatic and blood circulation focusing on the fascia. The session is performed directly on skin without oils to enable the therapist to accurately detect fascial restrictions and apply the appropriate amount of pressure to facilitate the release of the fascia. The effects of the work is longer lasting.
Cupping therapy is a form of therapy whereby special silicon cups are squeezed to create a vacuum effect and then placed on specific muscles and the body and left for a few minutes to create suction.
This suction lifts the muscle and fascia by drawing more blood flow into tight muscles whilst at the same time releasing toxins.
People get it for many purposes, including to help with pain and tight muscles/trigger points, inflammation and improved sporting performance. Quite often cupping is used as part of DTM/Remedial Massage treatments.
Please note cupping can leave blood bruises especially when muscles and areas treated are super sensitive and tight. These bruises can last from anywhere from 4-7 days.