A relaxation massage focuses on stress relief. A remedial massage is more hands on addressing soft tissue pain and dysfunction. Techniques include deep tissue, trigger point therapy, myofascial release, cross fibre, and stretching (just to name a few). Your qualified remedial massage therapist will adjust techniques to suit both your presenting problems and your comfort level.
Massage is one of the best known antidotes for stress.
Massage can help relieve symptoms associated with anxiety,
insomnia and asthma. Massage is an excellent support for
people in psychological counseling or addiction treatment.
After vigorous exercise, buildup of waste products and micro-tears in your muscles can leave you feeling tired and sore. Massage increases circulation aiding removal of waste products and promotion of healing to muscle tissue.
Massage during pregnancy can relieve lower back pain, leg cramps and swollen feet that is caused by the changes in your body as well as helping you to relax you and enjoy your pregnancy.
Deep Tissue massage can release the chronic tension in the body, reduce pain, increase range of motion, relieve muscle spasms and improve circulation through the use of slow stroked focusing on the deeper layers of muscle.
Myofacial Release is a technique that utilises stretching that produces a healing effect upon the body tissues, eliminating pain and restoring movement.
Massage aids to release restrictions in muscles, joints and
surrounding fascia to help restore a more natural posture. Relieving shortened tight muscles and addressing weaker
structures with exercises and neural stimulation can benefit
greatly the pain associated with bad postural habits and curvatures such as scoliosis.