What is a Remedial Massage?
If you have particular muscle tension or chronic pain a remedial massage may be for you. Your remedial massage therapist will assess where you need treatment and what may be causing your pain. They’ll perform some tests to see exactly which muscles are giving you trouble and will tailor a treatment plan to suit. The treatment itself may involve deep tissue work for short periods of time, but the results are definitely worth it!
Many conditions such as sciatica, carpal tunnel syndrome, neck pain, headaches and sports injuries etc. can be eased with a remedial treatment.
Remedial massage is based on the fact that soft tissues (muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia) respond to touch. Most pain is myofascial (soft tissue) in origin. Muscles not only move our joints, they stabilise them, and they provide armour for the internal organs, minor problems with these functions cause more pain than most people realise. For example, most headaches originate in the muscles of the neck and head. Low back pain and sciatic pain are far more likely to originate in muscles than in vertebral disc problems.
Although many clients who consult a remedial massage therapist have pain as a result of specific injuries (whiplash, falls, sports injuries, etc.), RSI (repetitive strain injuries) and other work-related problems, many originate from postural (structural) alignment problems that sometimes go back to childhood and adolescence.
Remedial massage therapists have usually undertaken additional training, which usually includes more in-depth study and qualifications in anatomy and physiology. This extra knowledge and understanding will enable the massage therapist to carry out an assessment and provide appropriate treatment for a wide variety of conditions
Treatment employs massage and manipulation of muscle and connective tissue, not dissimilar to those used in sports massage and will involve
Indian head massage
- Deep tissue massage
- Mobilisation and manipulation.
- Postural assessments
- Muscle balance checks
- Neuromuscular and trigger point techniques
- Visualisation techniques
- Utilising Hot & Cold Stone therapy
Indian Head Massage is also known as ‘Champissage’ (the Indian word for massage is ‘champi’). This Ayurvedic approach to health treats the person holistically; mind, body and emotions.
The aim of Indian head massage is to release the tension that has accumulated in the tissues, muscles and joints of the head, face, neck and shoulders. Indian head massage helps increase joint mobility and flexibility in the neck and shoulders.
The treatment focuses on the upper body, your therapist will massage the head, neck, shoulders, back, face and hands.
- Improves blood circulation and lymphatic flow
- Relaxes connective tissue, reducing hypertension
- Aids in the elimination of accumulated toxins and waste products.
- Reduce your physical muscular tension
- Reduce tension headaches and stress
- Increase your energy levels
- Improve your sleep
- Helps your ability to focus and concentrate
- Reducing the effects of stress and tension.
Reflexology is a non-intrusive complementary health therapy, based on the theory that different points on the feet, lower leg & hands correspond with different areas of the body. Reflexologists work holistically with their clients and aim to work alongside allopathic healthcare to promote better health for their clients.
Your clinical reflexologists will not claim to cure, diagnose or prescribe. Reflexology is a very individual treatment which is tailored to you as a whole person, taking into account both physical and non-physical factors that might be affecting your wellbeing.
Reflexology helps the body to restore its balance naturally. Usually, after a treatment your tension may be reduced and you might feel relaxed. You might also notice yourself sleeping better and find your mood and sense of wellbeing improving. You may also find that other aspects improve too; however, this happens on an individual basis.
With ever increasing levels of stress in everyday life, it is important for people to take more responsibility for their own healthcare needs. Reflexology may be one of the ways to mitigate the stresses of modern life.
What is clinical aromatherapy
“Aromatherapy is… the skilled and controlled use of essential oils for physical and emotional health and well-being.” Valerie Cooksley
Essential oils can penetrate the body through the skin, and have multiple benefits beyond their fragrance. They affect your mood, alleviate pain, help the body detoxify, and a variety of other effects, depending on the essential oil. You can choose something that is relaxing, balancing or invigorating, based on how you want to feel when the massage is finished
An aromatherapy blend of essential oils will be created especially for you to address any conditions, tension or stress within your body. Following a detailed consultation, your clinical aromatherapist will create a blend using organic,100% natural essential oils. You will then receive a massage, tailor made to suit your condition, using your own dedicated blend.
Aromatherapy massage may help with
What is hot & cold stones massage
- Stress & Anxiety
- Aid relaxation
- Nausea & morning sickness
- Poly cystic ovary syndrome
- Digestive conditions
- Hormonal conditions
- Allieviate pain
- Revive energy levels
Hot stone massage is a speciality massage where therapists uses smooth, heated stones as an extension of their hands, or by placing them on the body. The heat can be both deeply relaxing and help warm up tight muscles so the therapist can work more deeply, more quickly, easing muscle tension.
While cold stones may not sound appealing, they feel refreshing on your warmed skin and have a beneficial effect on the body. Alternating between heat and cold both stimulates and relaxes the circulatory system, which is very detoxifying for the body. In cooperation with heated stones, chilled marble stones create a dramatic movement of fluids within the body.
Benefits of treatment
What will happen in your treatment?
- stimulates the circulatory and lymphatic systems
- reduce stress aiding relaxation
- helps detoxify the body
- relieves pain & reduces muscle tension
- invigorating effect. When alternating hot with cold
You usually start face down, with the therapist working on your back. First, the therapist warms up the body by applying oil, then they will massage you while holding a heated stone. As the stone cools, the therapist replaces it with another.
The therapist uses many stones of various shapes and sizes — big ones on the big muscles, smaller ones on smaller muscles. The therapist might also leave heated stones in specific points along your spine or in the palms of your hand.
Holistic massage is an individual treatment that is specifically tailored to each client. A holistic practitioner treats the client as a whole, taking into account their emotional and spiritual wellbeing, as well as their physical body.
Our practitioners have mastered a wide range of massage techniques. These can range from subtle energy work to deep tissue methods; from dynamic mobilizations to gentle holds. Flexibility in applying this knowledge is paramount since their appropriateness must be determined by the client’s particular needs.
Using specially selected carrier oils, with or without essential oils, an holistic massage will relax, detox, tone or stimulate you whilst reducing tension within you. A perfect massage to ease your body or mind
The overall aim of acupuncture is to restore the body’s equilibrium. Acupuncture is uniquely suited to modern life in that physical and psychological areas are seen as interdependent, and reflect what many people perceive as the connection between the different aspects of their lives.
The focus is on the individual, not their illness, and all the symptoms are seen in relation to each other.
The underlying principle of treatment is that illness and pain occur when the body’s qi, or vital energy, cannot flow freely.
A detailed consultation will take place, prior to your acupuncture sessions, in order to deliver the very best care and treatment for you. Your Acupuncturist will insert needles into specific points along meridian lines to influence and restore balance to the flow of qi. There are over 1,000 acupuncture points on the body.
Acupuncture may help with
- stimulates the release of pain-relieving endorphins
- influences the release of neurotransmitters (substances that transmit nerve impulses to the brain)
- influences the autonomic nervous system (relaxation response)
- stimulates circulatory system
- carpal tunnel syndrome
- menstrual cramps
- pregnancy-related ailments
- menopausal symptoms
- back pain
- migraines and tension headaches
- anxiety & stress
- common cold
- trigeminal neuralgia
- chronic pain
- tennis elbow
- frozen shoulder