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What is Sports Massage?

A sports massage isn’t just for athletes. If you play regular sports and are exercising frequently or if you suffer from chronic pain or minor injury, then sports massage is for you! 

Whilst sports massage is often used to help athletes and active sportspeople to perform at their best, it’s also beneficial for those who experience discomfort and
tension in their bodies caused by everyday stresses.

What are the benefits?

  • Treats minor injuries;

  • Alleviates chronic pain;

  • Helps to reduce tension in the muscles and gets rid of knots/trigger points;

  • Promotes relaxation, reduces stress and anxiety;

  • Ideal for gym sharks or those who prefer deeper pressure.

What is Deep Tissue Massage?

Deep tissue massage does what it says 'on the tin' - it is a massage technique that works on the deeper layers of muscle tissue.

This type of massage uses slower and firmer strokes and pressure than other treatments - deep finger pressure that concentrates on particular areas, and follows or goes across the fibres of muscles and tendons.

What are the benefits?

  • Helps to refresh and relax muscles

  • Increases the blood flow so oxygen flows freer in the body;

  • Gets rid of the toxins;

  • Helps the muscles to heal faster after the injury;

  • Breaks down the scar tissue and helps to recover faster after hard workouts.

What is Swedish Massage?

Swedish Massage is a classic treatment which represents the western standard for massage.  The five main techniques used in Swedish massage - stroking and gliding; kneading; rubbing; tapping or pounding; vibration - are probably what spring to mind when you think about a "typical" massage.

This type of massage is a perfect way to relax and it is recommended as 90 minutes treatment to cover full body.  Swedish massage works very well in combination with aromatherapy.

What are the benefits?

  • Eases muscular strain by flushing out toxins;

  • Improves circulation by increasing oxygen flow in the blood;

  • Helps to keep ligaments and tendons supple;

  • Reduces emotional and physical stress.

What is Medical Acupuncture?

Medical Acupuncture is a therapeutic technique that involves inserting fine needles into certain points across the body, to encourage healing and pain relief.

Also referred to as Western Acupuncture or Dry Needling, the practice differs from the ancient Chinese practice it derives from. While still using needles to stimulate the body’s natural healing abilities, it doesn’t adhere to the concepts of Qi or Yin/Yang, as followed in Chinese acupuncture.

What are the benefits?

​There is very good scientific evidence showing that acupuncture can help with short term relief of knee, neck and low back pain, and tension type headaches and migraine

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