As a clinical massage therapist, I tailor massage sessions to suit my clients individuals needs whether it be for relaxation or to address tight fascia*, knotted muscles or musculoskeletal pain issues.
I use a combination of techniques such as the ones below, I believe they provide a powerful therapy for people with the above issues.
Trigger point therapy
Soft tissue release
Sessions vary between 30- 90 minutes in length depending on the clients requirements. It is advised to have between 2-6 sessions when dealing will specific soft tissue pain.
So what is:
- A Trigger Point?
A trigger point are ‘hyper-irritable’ points found in the muscle tissue and refers pain in a specific pattern. Releasing these points can bring about relief to the area.
- Hot/Cold Therapy?
The use of smooth basalt stones (volcanic rock that absorb and retain the heat or cold!) can provide a deeply relaxing treatment or to enhance any remedial massage to soften taut fascia and muscles.
- Why do I need to stretch?
Stretching helps improve flexibility and produces great results in the rehabilitation of chronic pain conditions
- Myofascial Release?
Emotional trauma, postural imbalances and accidents can cause our fascia to become restricted.
This gentle hands-on technique is performed directly on to the skin with no oils/creams. With a gentle sustained pressure, the practitioner is able to detect any fascia restrictions in the body and by holding the pressure can allow the fascia restrictions to release.
* Fascia is connective tissue that joins together all the structures of the body