What is Therapeutic Massage?
Massage is the manipulation of layers of muscle and connective tissue to enhance function and promote relaxation and well-being. Massage is a general term for pressing, rubbing and manipulating your skin, muscles, tendons and ligaments. Massage therapists typically use their hands and fingers for massage, but may also use their forearms, elbows and even feet. Massage may range from light stroking to deep pressure. Massage is popular around the world and one of the oldest therapies practised today.
What to expect from your therapeutic massage treatment
The treatments I provide cater to each individual client’s needs. I treat the body as a whole using a variety of techniques; such as deep tissue massage, kneading, draining, compression, cross fibre friction, joint mobilization and fascia release. I also am familiar with post isometric relaxation (PIR) used by sports massage therapists. We work together to come up with a plan suitable for your needs whether it be for needing help through injury recovery, times of change, to get through a pregnancy, to reduce stress and provide relaxation. Massage can help improve flexibility and range of motion, prevent headaches, improve muscle tone, aid in recovery in post-operative rehabilitation, and lower blood pressure.
What to expect during your therapeutic massage appointment
During your first treatment we will carry out an initial consultation. We talk about lifestyle, medical history and possible treatment plans in order to address what you want from the massage. This will usually take about 15-20 minutes. The following sessions should only require a brief follow up, this depends on what you needs are for that session.
You dress and undress in privacy. During the massage I use draping with sheets or towels. I encourage you to wear whatever makes you comfortable, whether you choose to undress fully or leave your clothing on. I encourage you not to be afraid to tell me if you want more or less pressure, supports, or more time on a spot during the massage. This is your massage! We work together 50/50 throughout the session. Once the session is completed appropriate after care advice is provided.
Therapeutic Massage Prices
60 minutes….. £45.
90 minutes….. £60.
120 minutes… £80.
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