Remedial massage uses a combination of techniques to treat the causes of musculoskeletal dysfunction, rather than just focusing solely on pain relief. Is a holistic approach that uses several assessment techniques to locate and treat dysfunction while also supporting the body’s own repair mechanisms. In particular, it is the specific manipulation of soft tissue, including not only muscles, but ligaments, tendons and fascia that can help restore proper function to the body.
Sports massage is a specialised form of remedial massage that focuses on enhancing athletic performance, improving post-event recovery and treating injuries for amateur or professional athletes and exercise enthusiasts. Sports massage works by manually manipulating the soft tissues of the body by correcting inappropriate patterns of movement and by increasing flexibility specific to the sport or activity performed.
Pregnancy massage is a time of tremendous physiological and emotional changes and receiving massage therapy during this time can not only minimize or prevent many common discomforts, but also provide nurturing and support. The majority of techniques used for a remedial massage can be used or slightly altered and applied to a pregnancy massage to help alleviate stress on the weight bearing joints and reduce muscle tightness and spasm due to postural changes.
Hot stone massage is a type of massage therapy. It’s used to help you relax and ease tense muscles and damaged soft tissues throughout your body.During a hot stone massage, smooth, flat, heated stones are placed on specific parts of your body. The stones are usually made of basalt, a type of volcanic rock heated to between 130 and 145 degrees.