Massage is the systematic and scientific manipulation of the soft tissues of the body. It is used for the beneficial effects of the muscular, nervous system and connective tissue and for enhancing circulation of blood and lymph. Massage relaxes and tones tense, tired muscles promoting an overall feeling of rejuvenation and wellbeing.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue massage is a type of massage therapy that focuses on realigning deeper layers of muscles and connective tissue. It is especially helpful for chronic aches and pains and contracted areas such as stiff neck and upper back, low back pain, leg muscle tightness, and sore shoulders.
Remedial massage is used to address specific soft tissue injuries and dysfunctions in the body. A variety of techniques are then applied to bring about a positive change to the soft tissues. Remedial massage can be used to help manage and treat a range of conditions, postural dysfunction and injury rehabilitation.
Sports massage involves the application of massage to meet the performance needs of the athlete or physically active person. A thorough knowledge is required of the movements, exercises, injuries and training protocols involved in team and individual sports. It may include pre-event, inter-event, post-event and maintenance massage and may employ a variety of massage techniques.
Trigger Point Therapy
Trigger point therapy involves a systematic de-activation of trigger points which are tight bands in the muscles, tendons or ligaments which refer pain to other areas. The treatment may be followed by stretches with ice, followed by heat and then movement. Trigger point work is often beneficial wherever chronic, aching pain is felt.
Who can benefit from massage?
- Age is no barrier.
- Children, adults and the elderly.
- Pregnant women, pre and postnatal.
- Relief from stress, headaches.
- Back, neck and shoulder pain.
- Athletes and sports people – to prepare healthy muscles for strenuous activity and to assist the body in recovering after the event.
- Or anyone – as a beneficial way to maintain their general health and wellbeing.
Therapeutic massage at Cromwell Health incorporates a wide range of techniques to suit your individual needs.