massage

Massage

The physical and emotional aspects of massage reduce aches and pains, whether caused by sports, injury, or the stresses and strains of daily living.
Massage is individualised. The key areas will be those discussed by you and your physiotherapist.
Expertise and professional training in massage is essential. Sporting clubs, athletes, and massage devotees come to us because we know your body and can identify the root causes of aches, pains, and soreness. This ensures a better outcome for you.

Types of massage available

Sports

This is for the sports person and non-sports person alike.
By increasing the blood flow to the muscle it can aid the removal of metabolic waste. By stretching the muscle sports massage can help prevent injuries and loss of mobility, helping you to continue doing sports and exercise for longer. It also helps maintain the body generally in better condition.

Pregnancy

A soothing sweet almond oil massage that is safe for mums-to-be and new mums who breastfeed. Rich in proteins and vitamin D, sweet almond is known for its ability to soften and recondition the skin.

Relaxation massage

In a calm and quiet environment relaxation massage is an effective way of reducing stress induced tension. It helps to reduce muscle tone and increase muscle length. It is generally slower and gentler than other types of massage. It is pain free, and might even cause you to fall asleep. Relaxation massage promotes a sense of wellbeing, and - as with other types of massage - improves the blood circulation to the muscles.

Lymphatic drainage massage

This is a special type of massage that reduces swelling from lymphoedema.

The aim of the massage is to move fluid from the swollen area into an area where the lymphatic system is working normally. To do this the person massaging you first massages and clears the area they want the fluid to drain into. It might seem strange to have them massage your chest and neck if you have lymphoedema in your arm. But it means that the fluid has somewhere to drain to when they massage your arm.

When you have the massage you feel a gentle pressure. It is not a deep massage. If it is too deep it won’t work because it flattens the small lymph vessels so that the fluid can’t drain. The movements are slow and rhythmic so the lymph vessels open up.

After the massage the specialist may bandage the area. They use a specialist bandaging technique called multi layered lymphoedema bandaging. If it is not possible to use bandages, you may wear a compression garment.

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