Massage Therapy

We offer many types of Massage Therapy. Whether you are looking to de-stress or you are in pain, we can help you. For Remedial and Sports massage we will give you a full assessment before your treatment. We insure a professional, high quality approach to assist you in returning to full activity wherever possible. If we are unable to help, we will direct you towards other professionals who may be in a position to offer different advice/management.

Sometimes massage can be a little uncomfortable, but it should never be painful – and you should never come away feeling battered and bruised! We always work within your pain threshold. Please remember you are always in charge, so if you’re uncomfortable in anyway please say and we’ll try a different approach! It is not unusual to feel a little post massage soreness for a day or two after a massage, this is normal and shows that useful work was done – and that the body is healing! Massage is about encouraging the body to heal itself with some help from your therapist. Don’t forget – It is never too late to seek help with a painful or chronic condition that is affecting your quality of life.

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Remedial & Sports Massage

Remedial Massage is great for many conditions and their symptoms which you maybe feeling. We can help treat sciatica, frozen shoulder, headaches and whiplash to name a few. Massage Therapy can help improve the range of motion in your joints and ease the pain and discomfort.

If you take part in regular activity it can lead to stresses on your joints, ligaments, as well as the muscles themselves. Massage can be used to treat the stress and fatigue in your tissues which can hinder your performance. If you have an injury, massage can help speed up your recovery and rehabilitation.

For the more serious athletes, sports massage can help at the different stages of your event. From initial training through to your event and after.

During your treatment we may feel you would benefit from Medical Acupuncture to ease muscles spams. We would discuss this with you at your treatment. Medical Acupuncture, or Dry Needling as it is also called, works by changing the way your body senses pain as a result it helps the body heal stubborn muscle spasms. The needles treat specific muscular issues that are causing you pain and usually has an immediate effect.

As part of your rehabilitation we might advise using Kinesiology taping. You may have seen athletes wearing brightly coloured tape on their legs or arms. This is Kinesiology tape. This special taping can help over used, weak or tired muscles which can ease the pain you may be feeling. It can help many things such as joint support and injuries. In the acute stage of an injury and in rehabilitation it can be used alone or added to a massage session.

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Advanced Remedial Massage

Advanced Remedial Massage Therapy uses more specific clinical assessments of the joints to identify the problem. From there we use techniques and gentle mobilisations to treat these problems and to address issues involving imbalance of body structure, joints and muscles. ‘Imbalances’ might be caused by injury, illness, emotional upset or stress.

We can assess each vertebrae specifically to see where the issue is coming from and help restore joint problems which cause back pain and other conditions. By using certain techniques you become actively involved in your treatment. Many other conditions such as Asthma and other respiratory disorders; IBS; Chronic Fatigue Syndrome may respond well by using these gentle mobilisation techniques on the spine. (Please note, I haven’t said cure – we can’t do that, but some symptoms MAY ease). Advanced Remedial Massage also uses sensation testing and muscle strength testing to assess for the possibility of any nerve issue. If this is found to be the case we may need to refer you to a specialist for further investigation.

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Pre & Post Natal Therapy

During pregnancy we can develop musculoskeletal issues such as low back and pelvic girdle pain. We are trained to help you with these issues. Using not only massage but mobilisations, taping and exercises. Conditions such as Diastasis Recti is very common during and following pregnancy.

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Therapeutic Massage

Therapeutic Massage is deep, relaxing, rejuvenating and nourishing. It works because we literally do not use our hands, but use the soft surfaces of our forearms. This means it is both deeper and more relaxing than traditional massage. For this reason, it has been called the Gentle Giant of Massage. This is great for a maintenance massage or if you have general aches.

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Hydrotherm Massage/Pregnancy Hydrotherm Massasge

A Hydrotherm massage makes a good choice for anyone who can’t lie on their front, perhaps because of mobility problems, disabilities or because of pregnancy (we have specialist training in pregnancy hydrotherm). Indeed, hydrotherm massage is good for anyone who doesn’t feel comfortable lying face-down on a massage couch.

Thanks to the heat from the pads, a hydrotherm massage can be beneficial if you suffer from neck, lower back pain or stiff muscles. The heat helps warm your muscles up, which makes the therapist’s movements more effective.

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Massage for People Living with Cancer

Oncology massage is an approach to massage therapy based in both compassion and specialised massage techniques to safely nurture the body of someone during a cancer diagnosis, during medical treatment, when in remission, through palliative care with a terminal diagnosis and through survivorship. While massage doesn’t treat the cancer itself, it may help reduce the side effects caused by conventional treatments and improve quality of life and wellbeing.

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