What We Have to Offer: Massage Therapy
Massage is a wonderful way to take time out & relax but also to work on those areas that are carrying tension. We currently have three therapists that offer different types of massage depending on what you require:
Annette offers a Therapeutic Deep Tissue Massage which you can take advantage of for either 30 minute, 45 minute or 1 hour sessions. She also offers Hot Stone Massage which is available for 50 minutes.
Christiane offers a Orthopaedic Deep Tissue Massage which are available for either 30 minute, 45 minute or 1 hour sessions. She also offers Hot Stone Massage which is available for 50 minutes and a 1 hour Pregnancy Massage.
Marc is our Sports Massage Therapist who offers a Sports Deep Tissue Massage which are available for 45 minute sessions.
All of our Massage Therapists work closely with our Chiropractors to ensure that our patients get the maximum benefit possible from their treatment at the Centre. Although this is what we strongly recommend, any of the massages we offer can be booked as a stand-alone session. We have many clients that come in for what we like to call a 'maintenance' massage once a month which keeps them feeling relaxed and able to move freely. As referred to above, we have many patients who like to combine both the massage with the chiropactic either consecutively or on separate days (which work extremely well together to get you feeling supple and on top of your health) who have received maximum benefit and continue to do so.
Our Massage Therapists use some fantastic massage wax or relaxation oils to give that extra special feel but also enable them to work easily on those muscles that really need deeper work.
A massage is definitely something that everyone can benefit from... even if it is just to take time out & focus on 'you' for half an hour in the day! If you haven't had a massage before then we would recommend you try a 30 minute massage to get you started!
It is important to us that we give you a bit more understanding about the types of massage we have to offer so please find below this information:
Therapeutic Deep Tissue Massage
A Therapeutic Massage is one that can enrich your general sense of physical and emotional wellbeing. As mentioned above, this type of massage is available for either 30 minute, 45 minute or 1 hour sessions with Annette. During this massage you will receive a therapeutic deep tissue treatment tailored to your specific needs. This will be discussed with yourself at the beginning of the massage & Annette will work to the amount of pressure that is right for you. The aim of this type of massage is to reduce aches and pain, often due to muscle spasm, and improve mobility but also has therapeutic benefits. Deep tissue work is a form of bodywork that aims to relieve tension in the deeper layers of muscles & tissue in the body. It is extremely effective for releasing chronic stress areas due to misalignment, repetitive motions, and past lingering injuries. Although deep-tissue work may be incorporated during the massage, this a therapeutic massage as it that allows you to relax with the sole purpose of enhancing your overall wellbeing & promoting health to your body.
Orthopaedic Deep Tissue Massage
As mentioned above, this type of massage is available for either 30 minute, 45 minute or 1 hour sessions with Christiane. During this massage you will receive an orthopaedic deep tissue treatment tailored to your specific needs. This will be discussed with yourself at the beginning of the massage & Christiane will work to the amount of pressure that is right for you. An orthopaedic massage specialises in relieving painful conditions which affect the soft tissues of the body. An orthopaedic massage therapist tends to focus on musculoskeletal problems and helps release tight muscles. The goal is to normalise the soft tissues of the body, both aimed at specific conditions and to help keep the individual generally fit, healthy and moving well. Christiane utilises a range of specialised techniques including deep tissue work to give each client maximum benefit from their individual massage.
Sports Deep Tissue Massage
Our Therapist Marc offers Sports Deep Tissue Massage which are available for 45 minute sessions. During this massage you will receive a sports deep tissue massage which is tailored to your specific needs. This will be discussed with you at the beginning of the massage & Marc will work to the amount of pressure that is right for you. Sports massage helps to improve the condition of your muscles, remove tension and to help muscles repair. Sports massage tends to take on a firmer approach & incorporates a variety of massage and facilitated stretching techniques. Marc will bring together a blend of techniques, knowledge and advice during treatment, to work effectively with each client. This type of massage is not exclusively for the sports person, anyone can benefit from a sports massage including people who are in physically demanding jobs.
Massage in pregnancy can be a lovely experience which can help you to relax in the lead up to the birth as well as supporting your pregnancy. Due to the changes your body may experience during pregnancy, there can be additional strain placed upon specific areas. This is where the massage can help to relieve those aches, pains & other common health problems that you may be experiencing. The fantastic thing about pregnancy massage is it offers a number of benefits for not just you but your baby too! It is extremely important during this time to take remember to take time for yourself to relax & ensure you are feeling at your utmost best for both you and your baby. A pregnancy massage is specifically designed to give you that time and you may find that you even start to feel a few kicks (depending how far in your pregnancy you are) during your massage as both your muscles & your baby relax!
Generally, the more relaxed you are during your pregnancy, the more relaxed your labour will be and the birth of your baby.
The Pregnancy Massage Sessions that we offer last for 1 hour... this is so you don't feel rushed and there is enough time for our Therapists to give you a full body massage within that time if that is what you desire. Alternatively, if you are suffering from low back pain or tenderness in a specific area then please let your massage therapist know & she will adapt the massage to suit your specific needs and your pregnancy. Some benefits of a prenatal massage can include:
- Help to support a healthier pregnancy.
- Help to relieve back, neck, pelvic & leg pain
- Help to lower the rate of premature labour
- Help to reduce labour & delivery times
- Help to facilitate a natural childbirth.
So why not treat yourself and your baby to a specialist massage and ease those aches & pains away for a more relaxed pregnancy...
Hot Stone Massage
Our Hot Stone Massage is available for 50 minute sessions with Annette or Christiane. A Hot Stone Massage is a speciality massage where our Massage Therapist will use smooth, heated stones as an extension of her own hands, or by placing them on specific areas of your body. The heat can be both deeply relaxing and help warm up tight muscles enabling your Massage Therapist to work more deeply, more quickly if desired. The temperature of these stones will be discussed with you at the beginning of your massage so that they are at the right temperature for you. This will ensure the best possible experience for you.
Please note that a Hot Stone Massage is not appropriate if you have diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, or are on medication that thins your blood. You shouldn't get a hot stone massage if you are pregnant or have a sunburn.
If you would like to book a massage session please call us on 01233 632000.
You can also check out our special offers section on our website where you may find a voucher for massage treatments.