Types of Remedial and Relaxation Massage

Trigger Point

A Trigger point is a tight area within the muscle that causes pain in other areas of the body, the pain may be sharp and intense, or a dull ache. Trigger point massage therapy is designed to alleviate through cycles of isolated presure and release. The results and benefits of trigger point massage are releasing tightened areas in the muscles, alleviating pain. A signifigant decrease in pain may result after just one session of trigger point massage therapy. Receiving trigger point massage therapy can help naturally manage pain and stress from chronic injuries.


Swedish Massage

Swedish massage is one of the most common forms of massage therapy and one of the best known types of massage. The main purpose of Swedish massage is to relax the body as well as increasing the level of oxygen in the blood, decreasing muscle toxins and improving circulation and flexibility, while easing muscle tension. This is achieved by rubbing the muscles with long strokes in the direction of blood returning to the heart.


Deep Tissue

Similar to Swedish massage, Deep tissue massage therapy is deeper in pressure and is good for releasing chronic muscle tension. It focuses on the deeper layers of muscles and tendons.


Sports Massage

For sportsmen and women of every kind. The techniques used in the therapy differ from sport to sport with different needs and focus areas. It focuses on areas that are regularly used and are under stress from repetitive or aggressive movments. Gaining popularity as part of a training schedule for many sports people, both professional and casual, sports massage can be used both before and after an event to warm up the muscles and reduce recovery time. Potentially, sports massage therapy is designed to reduce fatigue, promote flexibility, increase endurance and help prevent muscle and tendon injuries.


Pregnancy

Prenatal massage therapy is a healthy way to reduce stress and promote wellness in both mind and body during pregnacy. Prenatal massage provides relief for many of the normal discomforts experienced during pregnacy such as stiffness, cramps, head and back aches. It also encourages blood circulation reduces stress on weight bearing joints and relaxes tension in muscles which leads to better sleep.

Postnatal massage therapy relieves muscle tension due to new repetitive movements such as breast feeding and holding your baby, lifting & carrying, positioning your baby in cradles, cots and baby capsules, stimulates circulation helping to eliminate excess body fluids and reduce fluid retention. Also aids the body to remove unwanted toxins, keeping you active and energetic and relaxes the body and mind so you can be at your best for your baby