What to expect
Our remedial and deep tissue massage is a deeply restorative fusion of remedial and relaxation techniques with the therapist using some or all of the following;
fingertips, knuckles, hands, elbows, forearms or 'massage tools' such as cups & specially designed trigger point tools to help ease pain and discomfort.
After the massage, you may feel some stiffness or soreness, but it should subside within a day or so and leave you feeling remarkably freer. When using cups it's possible for some skin discolouration or 'cupping marks' to occur at the cup site, this is not considered bruising. Please click here to read an in-depth paper on cupping marks and their meaning.
Be sure to contact your massage therapist if you have concerns or if you feel pain after having a massage. Drinking adequate water after the massage helps to flush metabolic waste from the system.
What is Remedial & Deep Tissue Massage?
Remedial massage is the assessment and treatment of the muscles, tendons, ligaments and connective tissues of the body to assist in rehabilitation, pain and injury management.
Performed to create favourable conditions for the body to return to normal health after injury, and is defined by the premise that the treatment can reasonably reverse certain physical effects that may be presenting. It is designed to balance muscle/soft tissue length, tension and tone which will in turn promote the return to normal joint/capsular/bone position whilst increasing the flow of blood and lymph, removing blockages & damaged cells, scar tissue and adhesions resulting from injury.
The old Chinese medical maxim holds that pain results from the congestion, stagnation, and blockage of Qi, or vital energy, vital fluids, lymph, phlegm, and blood.
“Where there’s stagnation, there will be pain. Remove the stagnation, and you remove the pain.”
We use both silicone ‘movable’ or ‘gliding’ cups and the more traditional ‘fixed’ or ‘flame method’ glass cups. When applied to the body they create a suction effect, the inverse of massage, which draws blood and nutrients into the area for improved circulation. Gliding cups work remarkably well on fascial (connective tissue) restriction and adhesions, and can feel incredibly relaxing.
What are the benefits
Reduced muscle tension.
Targets specific areas
Increased joint mobility and flexibility
Improved skin tone
Improved recovery of soft tissue injuries
Reduced stress & anxiety