Types of massages we offer:
Remedial massage – incorporates a systematic assessment and treatment of the musculoskeletal system to aid rehabilitation, pain and injuries. Remedial massage is designed to balance muscle/soft tissue length, tension and tone allowing normal range of motion. Remedial massage therapists go through training in order to thoroughly understand and work on the body parts that require treatment.
Swedish - Swedish massage can be seen as a massage technique that utilizes modern concepts of Anatomy and physiology as opposed to energy focused treatments which is more common in Asian based massages. Massage therapists typically utilize techniques such as effleurage (long smooth strokes), petrissage (kneading), friction (wringing or small circular motions), percussion and vibrations. Perfect for relaxation as it is a softer technique.
Deep tissue massage – targets mainly adhesions within our muscle more commonly known as “adhesions” which can form in the fascia (a connective tissue located between our skin and muscle). The massage therapist uses slow strokes in order to get into the deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue. Perfect for chronic/tight muscles, repetitive strain, overactive muscles and injuries. The technique can be a bit painful however it is very effective in releasing the deep tissue adhesions. If the pain gets too much for you please let the therapist know.
Pregnancy Massage – during the pregnancy the hormone “relaxin” is produced to make the mother’s ligaments within the pelvis looser in preparation for the delivery. Consequently, the mother may experience more hypermobility and pain in the low back/buttock, ribs…etc. It is a safe way to promote relaxation to settle down the tight muscles. We are equipped with special pillows (which allows the mother to lye prone to accommodate for 2nd and 3rd trimester baby bumps.
Shiatsu – A traditional Japanese technique using localized pressure using the therapists’ fingers, hands and elbows. Each point is held for about two to eight seconds. No oil is used for this technique. Shiatsu may be used in the treatment of a wide range of internal, musculoskeletal and emotional conditions.