Massage can aid recovery from injury, relieve tired and achy muscles, improve muscle flexibility and develop better posture.
Massage techniques are known officially as effleurage (long strokes) and petrissage (kneading). It will manipulate your tissue, warm it up and make it more pliable but also bring lovely, fresh, oxygenated blood to the muscles by increasing its flow. Some massage techniques will also work to stretch the fascia (a fine sheath that covers the entire muscular system) which if tight, can cause all sorts of unpleasant aches and pains.
All massage services are provided by massage therapists and not chartered physiotherapists. The massage therapists are fully qualified remedial and sports massage therapists.
We now recognise that many clients like to return regularly for a massage, so we have a loyalty card scheme where by you will receive a free 30 min massage on your 12th visit.
Treatments on offer: (click for more details)
- 1. Swedish massage
Swedish massage – The gentle manipulation of the body’s soft tissues, to stimulate circulation and relieve muscle spasm. Swedish massage consists of various movements which form the basis for all massage work. It can be used superficially to produce an all over relaxing effect or it can be used to affect the deeper tissues. It is a very effective form of massage, and can help with reducing pain and swelling, reducing anxiety and help with relaxation, improves sleep, and generally boost the immune system.
- 2. Sports massage
Sports massage – Involves the manipulation of the body's deep tissue to reduce muscle tension, increase muscle flexibility, and generally improve recovery. Can help relieve conditions such as back and neck pain, sciatica, repetitive strain injury, and frozen shoulder. Great for reducing and then preventing the pain of sports injuries, experienced by most athletes at some point in their career.
- 3. Deep tissue massage
– Deep tissue massage targets the deep tissue structures of the fascia and muscles. It's main function is to release muscular tension and chronic knots (adhesions). It is also used to break up and eliminate scar tissue from previous injuries as well as helping to clear the muscles of toxins allowing them to "breathe" all resulting in less pain and much more relaxed muscles. The strokes used in deep tissue massage are similar to Swedish massage, however, the pressure is much firmer.
- 4. Pre/Post-event massage
– Pre event massage is massage used to prepare the muscles for sport. This is done just before the client is about to start their activity. It stimulates the muscles and helps to get the fibres and nerves firing. By doing this it helps to reduce the risk of injury and improve performance.
Post event massage is done when the athlete has just finished their activity. It is very relaxing and helps to ease tired muscles. The long sweeping strokes and compressions helps to clear the muscles of lactic acid build up and encourage the healing to begin It helps to speed up recovery time and again helps to prevent injury.
- 30 mins: £26
- 45 mins: £30 (first visit)
- 1hr: £35
* Please note, less than 24hr notice of cancellation or failure to turn up for an appointment will incur a £20 cancellation fee.