Pregnancy Massage can help support a mothers changing body. As our centre of gravity changes due to growing a tiny little person our muscles and spine also change to compensate the change. This change can load areas of the body often leaving the mother feeling unbalanced, tight, tense and strained through the joints and muscles.
Using a combination of Swedish and Remedial techniques, we can help to reduce these associated pains, reduce peripheral swelling, help to reduce muscle cramps and spasms, relax and soothe the nervous system, reduce hip and back pain along with encouraging a better sleep for mum to be.
Remedial massage is more specialised then relaxation massage and is used to treat an array of musculo-skeletal conditions. Specialised techniques are applied in order to promote a smoother and quicker healing time, reduce aches and pains, reduce peripheral swelling, promote better circulation, decrease toxins within the body and to assist in elimination of toxins. Massage also assists in tissue repair and to ease joint stiffness. Muscular and skeletal dysfunctions that are often relieved with Remedial Massage include Fibrositis, Spondylitis, Arthritis, frozen shoulder, muscular cramps, Whiplash, muscular atrophy and sports injuries.
Sports Massage/Deep Tissue Massage
Sports massage is designed to prevent and relieve injuries and conditions that are associated with exercise. This type f massage can be quite strenuous and vigorous at times. Sports Massage techniques include joint mobilisations, stretching (active and passive), strengthening, corrective exercises, heat and cold therapy and jostling. Key benefits to sports massage/deep tissue massage is to release toxins from the deeper muscles layers, relieve swelling and muscle tensions, help to promote flexibility of the joints, promotes better blood and lymph flow, reduce pain and can also help to drain away fatigue. Injuries that can be treated include Sprains and strains, corked thighs, tennis and golfers elbow and shin splints etc.
Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy
If you’ve often heard of “muscle knots’ these are what people are referring to. Triggers points are small areas within the muscle tissue that have contracted and gone into small spams. When this occurs it essentially cuts off blood flow to the area of tissue trapping in toxins and leaving the blood stagnated. They can be quite painful in the area and are also known to radiate pain/sensation to another area of the body. These are described as referral patterns. Trigger points can be released by applying digital ischemic pressure to the direct point within the tissue.
This process can take under a minute to release however some areas require more patience and sometimes lasting for several minutes. When pressure is applied to the trigger point, the client will often notice a feeling radiating into the trigger referral pattern of that point and soon will feel a release of the muscle tissue. At this time we have also increased blood flow to the dysfunctional area in which oxygen and nutrients come along and begin healing and repairing the tissue.