Deep tissue massage involves applying sustained pressure with deep slow strokes to target the inner layers of the muscles and connective tissues. It is a deep muscular massage used in pain management.It can be used to treat a specific injury, ailment or muscular stiffness or as a full body massage.
Improving circulation and blood flow, reducing inflammation and swelling and improving mobility are all benefits of this deeper form of massage. It also counteracts the effects of stress on the body as a whole.
Swedish massage is a lighter gentler therapy. It is a soothing form of massage which works on the superficial layers of the muscles which hold stress and tension. It is used for stress management to promote relaxation and to reduce muscle tension particularly in the neck shoulders and lower back, the sites of everyday stress and tension build up. It can be done as a half or full body massage to destress the system.
Reflexology is a therapeutic foot massage for health and well-being. It is a method for activating the healing powers of the body and assisting to detox. This is done by alternating pressure on the energy zones of the body through reflex points on the feet which mirror the body as a whole. This enhances the body’s natural immune system. Improving circulation, cleansing the body of toxins and balancing the entire system.
Although this therapy is named Indian Head Massage, in reality it covers much much more. It incorporates the upper back, shoulders, upper arms, neck, scalp and the face . All of these areas are prime sites for stress to attack as well as being high on the scale of general injuries and aches, especially for those working on screens all day. It uses gentle strokes and deeper pressure where required in the pursuit of stress management.
After working into the site of the problem, ache, injury or ailment with physical therapy to isolate the source the tape is applied. The KT tape works by lifting the skin from the tissue beneath creating a vacuum to improve blood and lymphatic systems to flow. This reduces swelling and allows the bodies own healing powers to work. It can be used as an aid between physical therapy and massage sessions.
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Stress management, Pain Management, Mobility and Circulation are all high on the agenda with particular focus on the more mature and the older people.