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Massage

We offer different types of massage : sports massage and other more relaxing types of massage such as hot stones.

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Sports
Massage

Sports Massage revitalises the muscles, tendons and other soft tissue in the body. The pressure applied ensures that the body works harder to eliminate any lactic acid build up (which happens when you use your muscles intensively, such as after a hard run or cycle) and improves the efficiency of your body. In turn, this helps to speed up recovery times, prepare the body for the next round of training and improve the overall performance. It is also a fantastic method for injury prevention.

A person with any kind of injury or pain can benefit from a sports and remedial massage. This will start the healing process and can contribute to preventing any further injury. There are numerous benefits from Sports Massage such as : healing from an injury, pain relief, improvement of blood circulation, accelerated recovery and improved strength. We work closely with a number of sports clubs and professional athletes. They book regular massages with our therapists to improve their recovery between sessions and prevent injury.

Sports Massage is for everybody, not just those that do sports! It promotes health and well-being by getting rid of any aches and pains that you might have and returning you to full fitness, regardless of what you do. We are proud that our clients often recommend us to their friends and family for sports therapy or sports massage to support the healing proves after an injury.

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Benefits:

Sports massage has been proven to be effective for

bullet-orange.pngMinimising tension in the muscles and joint stiffness

bullet-orange.pngImprove muscles and tendons flexibility

bullet-orange.pngFacilitating circulation

bullet-orange.pngGets rid of waste products such as lactic acid and

bullet-orange.pngIncreasing or decreasing nerve activity.

If you are a person that plays or takes part in sport, the Sports Massage can help you prepare for any activity that you are about to do. If you don’t play sports, it will stimulate your blood circulation and give you an overall feeling of well-being.

Sports Massage is useful, irrespective of the level you practice at. It helps with you preparation, training, competition or the recovery. It relaxes your body after sport or exercise, preventing injury and generally speeding up the recovery process so that you are ready for your next session.

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When should I not have Sports massage?

Sports Massage can really help somebody preparing for exercise or in the recovery phase. It can also stimulate the blood circulation and contribute to a general feeling of well-being.

However, there are occasions where it is not recommended and you should avoid this. If you have an illness or infection or are suffering from a serious health condition such as cancer or diabetes, it is generally advised that you don’t have a Sports Massage. If there are areas that are swollen, or if you are pregnant or have a hernia, we would be unable to provide a Sports Massage, but there may be other massages which could be appropriate.

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Hot Stones
Massage

This massage technique helps you relax and ease tense muscles and damaged soft tissue. During the massage, smooth, flat stones heated to 55-63 degrees are placed on specific parts of your body. These stones are usually volcanic and retain heat.

The stones may be placed along your spine, on your chest, stomach, face, palms or feet and toes. The therapist may hold the heated stones as they massage your body.

What are the benefits of Hot Stones Massage?

bullet-orange.pngHelps relieve muscle tension and pain by increasing blood flow to the affected area. It can increase flexibility and the range of motion and reduce any spasms that you may be having. If the stones are used cold, then it reduces inflammation. Alternating between hot and cold stones may be helpful.

bullet-orange.pngReduces stress and anxiety

bullet-orange.pngPromotes sleep – massage has been shown to help you enjoy more restorative sleep and make you more alert, active and positive when you wake up.

bullet-orange.pngHelps relieve the symptoms of certain autoimmune diseases such as fibromyalgia.

bullet-orange.pngCan help boost immunity

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Who would benefit from a hot stone massage?

Anybody! If you are experiencing muscle tension, pain insomnia or stress, then you may benefit from a hot stone massage. If you have a chronic condition that causes you pain, then please talk to your doctor to see if hot stone massage is a good option for you.

When should I avoid a hot stones massage?

If you have recently had surgery or have any open wounds, you should not proceed with a massage. Also, if you have a bleeding disorder (such as haemophilia), take blood thinners or a history of blood clots, this is not the treatment for you. If you have any burns on your skin, osteoporosis or diabetes, we would also not recommend this treatment.

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Rock Blading
Massage

This is an advanced manual therapy treatment that can be used for relieving different areas of pain throughout the body which can be affected by chronic pain or sports injuries. This technique uses 2 pieces of metal, a ‘Mullet’ and a ‘Mallet’. The tools work together to provide stimulus to areas of pressure and pain.

By using these tools, our expert Rock Blade Massage Therapist can eliminate pain, improve sporting performance, improve muscle function and remove scar tissue. The blades help reach the parts of the body that are difficult to reach with hands and improves the precision of the treatment. This should not be painful, but it may cause some discomfort as this is a deep tissue massage. You will have some redness in the area where the blades have been used.

How does it work?

It creates myofascial (connective tissue) release through stimulating the body’s nerve response, which in turn reduces your pain, allowing improved movement patterns and improved muscle activations

Cupping Therapy

Cupping Therapy is an ancient form of alternative medicine, dating back to Ancient Egypt, Chinese and Middle Eastern cultures in which a therapist puts special cups on your skin for a few moments to create suction. The first recorded used of this type of therapy dates back to 1550 BC! People often use this therapy to help with pain, inflammation, to improve blood flow, relaxation and well-being and also as a type of deep tissue massage.

During the therapy, our expert therapist may put a flammable substance into the cup and set it on fire. When the fire goes out, the cup gets put onto your skin. As the air inside the cup cools down, it creates a vacuum causing your skin to rise and redden as your blood vessels expand. However, there is a more modern version of this which uses a rubber pump instead of fire to create the vacuum. This is now a more popular version of the therapy as it avoids any danger of minor burns to the skin.

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In your first session you will get anything from 1-5 cups and it is rare to get anything more than 7 cups in a treatment session. The skin will remain red and marked for up to 10 days after your session.

This has proven to be an effective treatment when used in conjunction with other treatments such as acupuncture for conditions such as acne, facial paralysis or cervical spondylosis (age-related wear and tear affecting the spinal disks in your neck).

It is important to talk to your doctor before having cupping therapy to make sure there are not any conditions that you may have that would prevent this from being an effective treatment for you.

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