Deep tissue massage is a very effective and profoundly relaxing treatment. Slow effleurage (long strokes) and petrissage (kneading) are used to break down tensions in several layers of muscle, and in the connective tissue that surrounds them. The muscles are smoothed out and you will leave feeling freer and more supple, as well as soothed in yourself.
Indian head massage is a technique of manipulating soft tissues in the shoulders and scalp. The therapist uses a range of different massage pressures and rhythms to stimulate the head and neck area.
Stone Therapy is an exceptionally relaxing treatment, rooted in ancient therapy practices and used to create balance within the body. Hot basalt and cold marble stones may be used, with the positioning and temperature of the stones tailored to the individual client.
Sports Massage can be used to treat all minor sports and everyday injuries, before exercise to aid performance and afterwards to ease muscle fatigue and injuries. Treatment may include a course of exercises selected to improve injury or postural problems.
Therapeutic and Remedial Massage is widely used to relax tired, tense, aching muscles and joints and has a calming and relaxing effect. Although this treatment is often chosen to induce relaxation, it is also widely recommended for the alleviation of minor injuries and psychological benefits.
Remedial massage uses deep tissue massage and more specific techniques to address and prevent problem areas in the muscles and soft tissues. The treatment includes long, smooth strokes as well as methods such as neuromuscular technique on key trigger points. It is beneficial not only for existing areas of pain, but also to identify imbalances in other areas and help prevent these becoming problematic.
Tui Na (pronounced 'twee-nah') is a therapeutic Chinese massage, and is one of the three main components of Traditional Chinese Medicine; acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine being the other two. Tui Na means 'Push' and 'Grasp', and is a vigorous and deeply relaxing massage. Tui na is a treatment that uses Chinese taoist and martial arts principles in an effort to bring the principles of Tradi tional Chinese Medicine into balance. Itís applied to your clothed body whilst you sit on a chair or lie on a couch. The practitioner may use many different techniques including brushing, kneading, rolling and pressing to stimulate acupressure points. These techniques are specifically designed to release stagnation in different parts of body, improve the flow of blood, lymph and the body's energy (Qi). They also effectively loosen tension in muscles and improve joint mobility. As with acupuncture, tui na can be used as a complete healthcare system.
Swedish can be relaxing or stimulating and has both physical and psychological benefits. Per Henrick Ling, an 18th century Swedish physiologist, was responsible
for formalising a system of massage based on the techniques he had learned in China, as well as in Egypt Greece and Rome. It is said that he cured himself of
rheumatism. Today, Swedish Body Massage is widely used and respected and forms the basis of many other types of massage, using the movements of effleurage,
petrissage, tapotement, (percussion) and frictions. The massage strokes relate to the circulation and lymphatic systems, and organs of the body, encouraging
their efficiency and so to speed healing.
Luke Haines Tui Na, Acupuncture, Reflexology,
Edyta Szabaciuk Sports Massage, Injury Rehabilitation, Swedish Body Massage, Indian Head Massage, Hot Stone Therapy, Relaxing Massage
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