There are a number of different techniques that I may use depending on your symptoms:
- Stroking- using gentle touch and can be used at the start or the end of your massage to soften the tissues, increase blood flow to the muscles and provide a general calming feeling.
- Deep tissue massage- this can reach and loosen very deep muscles that may be stiff from an injury or poor posture. Deep massage increases the delivery of blood flow to these muscles and will remove any toxins that may have built up.
- Kneading- this uses circular techniques in smaller areas and can help to break up any scar tissue and stretch tight muscles to increase their range of movement.
- Frictions- these are smaller deep movements of the thumbs or fingers that aims to break down scar tissue and improve circulations of the area. Frictions are commonly used for sporting injuries and help to reduce pain and encourage the healing process.
I use massage to treat various symptoms including tension, muscular injuries, stress and anxiety, reduced range of movement, swelling in the lymphatic system and sleep problems.
Anyone can benefit from massage and I will be able to tailor your treatment depending on your personal needs. Whether you are preparing for a sports event, recovery from an injury or would just like to have a relaxing and uplifting experience. The use of massage as a therapy treatment will produce a number of benefits by: