Massage

Massage involves working and acting on the body with pressure – structured, unstructured, stationary, or moving – tension, motion, or vibration, done manually or with mechanical aids.  Depending on the application and technique used, massage is used to promote relaxation and well-being,and is beneficial in treating sports injuries and other problems affecting the musculature of the body such as postural misalignment and many painful conditions.

Swedish Massage

Swedish massage uses five styles of strokes. The five basic strokes are effleurage (sliding or gliding), petrissage (kneading), tapotement (rhythmic tapping), friction (cross fiber or with the fibers) and vibration/shaking. Swedish massage has shown to be helpful in reducing pain, joint stiffness, and improving function in patients with osteoarthritis. The term "Swedish" massage is actually only recognized in English and Dutch speaking countries, and in Hungary. Elsewhere the style is referred to as "classic massage".

Remedial Massage

Remedial massage utilises different techniques to locate knotted, damaged or tense muscles as far back to the original source as possible. An oil based lubricant is used to glide over muscles and ensure that muscles are penetrated and mobilised. The healing treatment can be gentle or strong, shallow or deep. 

The benefits of remedial massage are numerous. Some of these include:

  • Improved circulation

  • relaxation

  • reduced muscle tension

  • improved recovery of soft tissue

  • reduction of stress hormones

  • increased joint mobility and flexibility

Lymphatic Massage

Lymphatic massage is a specific type of massage that is very beneficial in improving the body's elimination of wastes and toxins. The main systems and organs of elimination of waste in the body are the lymphatic system, skin, lungs, kidneys and bowels. Because the lymphatic system has no pump (such as the heart for the blood system), it relies on muscle contractions, body movement and our breathing to initiate and maintain flow of lymph. 

Lymphatic massage is designed to speed up and support the flow of lymph around the body and therefore the elimination of waste products. Massage movements are gentle and rhythmic in the direction of the natural flow of lymph and towards the lymph nodes. 

Some of the benefits of lymphatoc massage are:

  • improved circulation

  • reducing fluid retention

  • helping with weight loss​

  • improved immunity 

  • reduce inflammation and swelling

  • promotes healing

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