Massage therapy aims to support clients in balancing mental, emotional, and physical needs. A variety of techniques and styles of massage therapy can be utilised depending on the principle goal of the massage therapy session.
There are three basic types of massage: Acupressure, where the focus is on pressure points and the movement of energy through the body; Swedish, focusing on improving circulation of blood and lymph, whilst relaxing superficial tissues; and Deep Tissue, focusing on connective tissues with the aim to cause changes in movement and posture.
Massage may be useful for a range of injuries and illnesses including chronic lower back and neck pain, tight muscles from increases in activity levels as well as long term management and maintenance. It is a great complement to many other therapies including physiotherapy, and personal training!
** Massage therapy appears to have few risks when performed by a qualified practitioner. However, Massage Therapists should take some precautions in people with certain health conditions. If you have a medical condition and are unsure whether massage therapy would be appropriate for you, discuss your concerns with our qualified Massage Therapist.