Why choose massage?
Everyone can benefit from massage and it is suitable for most people to receive. Massage offers relief from tension that may be due to physical or emotional causes. Reducing back, neck, shoulder pain, relieving discomfort from repetitive strain injuries, joint pain and much more.
Each treatment will be tailored to your specific needs whether you have muscular pain and stiffness from sitting in front of a computer, gardening or playing sport, or if you need to relax body and mind to help relieve the effects stress and anxiety. Massage doesn't have to be really painful to be effective. I believe in working slowly and sensitively to help speed up your recovery. Aftercare advice and stretches can be given to enable you to help yourself at home.
How many treatments are required?
It depends on the condition and how long it has been present. In cases of long term chronic conditions one massage may give some comfort but a series of massage is recommended. Think 'fix in six' however often 2 – 3 one hour treatments will produce a significant effect. Chronic conditions such as frozen shoulder can take more than six. For long-term medical conditions and illnesses such as fibromyalgia, cancer or HIV a long-term approach with treatments every month or fortnight is beneficial.
Deep Tissue / Clinical massage, Myofascial Release or Thai massage work equally well for many conditions so your choice is personal preference. For pure relaxation I can also offer Swedish Holistic massage as well as Reflexology and Thai Foot massage which have many of the benefits of body massage and can be combined with other treatments. Massage is also safe and suitable throughout all stages of pregnancy.
Studies show how massage can be beneficial for lower back pain and many other health conditions.
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