'''Massage Therapy''' is Sports Massage plus. Why? Because it:1) is for everyone, including - but not limited to - athletes, 2) uses a range of techniques, including - but not limited to - massage This is why we prefer to call it '''Massage Therapy'''.
If you use your body on a daily basis, as we all do, stress and strain is impossible to avoid. The effect of a daily run on the legs and knees may be easy to spot, but what about the hours spent each day sat in front of a computer, or carrying a baby, or using machinery, or the cumulative effects of bad posture or the incidental injury that comes from lifting something heavier than we're used to.
The truth is, we are all subject to the same sprains, strains, overuse and fatigue as athletes through our daily activities, especially when they are repetitive. Massage Therapy uses a range of techniques to aid recovery from both chronic and acute injuries for both athletes and non-athletes alike.
My Menu doesn't differentiate specific massage techniques such as trigger point therapy or Swedish, as a well-planned therapeutic massage will combine a range of techniques according to the specific needs of the client.
My treatments may include:
You have the following three options: 1) ''Therapeutic Massage''' - for the treatment of a specific condition of the body's soft-tissues such as frozen shoulder, stiff or tight back and neck, joint pain, RSI, chronic muscle tightness, postural imbalance and more. If in doubt, get in touch. The treatment will be localised according to the condition being treated. 2) '''Maintenance Massage''' - for keeping the body in a good condition overall and to treat areas of tension before they build in to more serious issues. The treatment may be whole-body or more localised according to the needs identified in the assessment and during treatment. 3) '''Relaxation Massage''' - to help you relax and de-stress. This type of massage uses fewer techniques, focusing on long, broad strokes which facilitate deep relaxation. The whole body will be treated. For therapeutic and maintenance massage your first treatment will include a free consultation and assessment. Please choose the correct option in the menu so the correct amount of time is booked in my schedule. This is not necessary for relaxation massage though some extra time is given for form-filling.