For many people, massage is a way to relax and unwind and the end of a busy day, but the manipulation of the body's soft tissues actually produces many other benefits.
Massage can help to bring oxygen and vital nutrients to the body's organs and tissues, by increasing the blood flow around the body. It aids in the drainage of waste products from the body, eliminating toxins and speeding up the recovery from injury.
Massage relaxes tension in muscles which improves health, suppleness and muscle tone, and easing discomfort. Massage can also help to boost the immune system, relieve tension headaches, calm the digestive system, improve posture and relieve the pain from repetitive strain injuries.
Massage can also help to relieve the stress and strains of everyday life and leave you feeling refreshed and energized!
Relaxation (Swedish Massage): This is the manipulation of the soft tissues (skin, muscles, tendons and ligaments) of the body. It is a firm massage and has a set routine of techniques that vary from deep pressure to stimulate the body's systems, to a slower, more superficial movement to assist relaxation
Sports massage is ideal for loosening muscle groups to regain flexibility and range of movement and to prevent strains occurring. It is also the aim of sports massage to lengthen shortened tissues, tone weakened muscles, breakdown scar tissue.
Sports massage also focuses on muscle recovery rate and helps to cleanse the muscles of toxins allowing less muscle fatigue after exercise. Deep massage is applied to the muscle groups.