Massage therapy is the manipulation of the soft tissues of the body, including muscle structures, fascia, connective tissue, ligaments and tendons. This manipulation helps stimulate and enhance healing of muscular tension, and tightness, as well as wear and tear caused by everyday activities, exercise and sports. Massage therapy has a place in the treatment of both chronic and acute conditions.

Massage stimulates muscles and nerves and calms the sympathetic nervous system. It increases oxygen in the blood, enhances circulation, releases toxins and muscular tension. Massage also increases the production and release of endorphins, which helps create a sense of relaxation and feelings of well-being.

Massage also increases your capacity for concentration and mindfulness by reducing activity in the areas of your brain responsible for emotion. This allows you to be less reactive and more balanced. Massage has been shown to have a positive effect on serotonin levels, which amongst other things improves memory and learning, and sleep.

Your immune system may also benefit from massage. Studies have shown that massage increases the level of white blood cells, which work to combat viruses. This increase may make you less vulnerable to infections.

Different massage techniques are used for general massage or to address specific ailments. This can be chronic or acute pain. Our clients’ most common ailments are back pain and neck pain but we can also help with shoulder pain, leg pain, hip pain and immobility.

There are many benefits of massage and each individual massage is tailored to the patient’s needs. Our Massage Therapists generally use Swedish, Remedial or Sports massage techniques, often in combination in order to achieve the optimum results for our patients.

Types of MASSAGE services

  • Swedish Massage

    Swedish Massage reduces nerve hyperactivity, helps with relief of insomnia and is ideal for relieving stress.  This healing massage is very beneficial to stroke patients.  Those in remission or suffering stress caused by the side effects of chemotherapy can benefit enormously, as can patients experiencing Rheumatoid arthritis and gout. Patients suffering depression and anxiety will benefit from the release of endorphins this massage provides.  It is suitable for all age groups, men, women and children.

  • Sports Massage

    Sports Massage is an intense form of massage that helps prevent musculoskeletal injuries before and after games and weight training. In addition to treating injuries and relieving pain and swelling this massage improves recovery time by increasing blood flow to the muscles and increasing oxygenation.  Injuries to the Hamstring muscle, Quad muscle tears and Sacroiliac Joint injury respond very well to Sports Massage techniques.  You don’t have to be an elite athlete to benefit from this form of massage – it is suitable for anyone who exercises.

    Our highly trained Massage Therapists use a range of techniques, often combining Swedish, Sports and Remedial techniques in order to provide the maximum benefit to the patient.

  • Remedial Massage

    Remedial means to restore or repair. It differs from Swedish massage in that it targets specific injuries by restoring homeostasis and full mobility of the body, bringing the body’s joints to full range of motion (ROM) and function and relieving muscle tension, allowing them to move freely without restriction. Like Sports massage, Remedial massage will improve circulation in the injured muscles, increasing oxygenation and promoting healing.

    Remedial massage can be beneficial for those who experience neck pain, back pain, knee pain, hip pain, headaches. Pain symptoms often present from sources of discomfort related to muscles, joints, and connective tissue which can be relieved with Remedial Massage.

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