What’s it for ?
Massage can help to release tension in the muscles, ease muscular aches and pains and increase the range of joint mobility. Specific movements can also help to break down subcutaneous scar tissue. Massage has a beneficial effect on the muscles, circulation, lymphatic and nervous systems on a physical level and is also helpful in a supportive role on a psychological level. The hands-on element of massage makes it one of the most effective treatments of stress related conditions.
How is it done ?
Body massage can help relaxation and improve recovery through rhythmic movement, pressure and kneading of the muscle groups. Massage can help to improve circulation and relieve the effects of muscle spasm and tension.
Deep Tissue massage is designed to relieve severe tension in the muscle and the connective tissue or fascia. This type of massage focuses on the muscles located below the surface of the top muscles. Deep tissue massage is often recommended for individuals who experience consistent pain, are involved in heavy physical activity, such as athletes, and patients who have sustained physical injury.
What is Remedial / Deep Tissue Massage?
Massage is the practice of soft tissue manipulation with physical, functional, and in some cases psychological purposes and goals. The word comes from the French massage “friction of kneading,” or from Arabic massa meaning “to touch, feel or handle” or from Latin massa meaning “mass, dough”.
Massage involves acting on and manipulating the body with pressure – structured, unstructured, stationary, or moving – tension, motion, or vibration, done manually or with mechanical aids. Target tissues may include muscles, tendons, ligaments, skin, joints, or other connective tissue, as well as lymphatic vessels, or organs of the gastrointestinal system.