As a complementary treatment, massage is being increasingly used alongside standard methods for a wide range of medical conditions and situations such as aiding discomfort through pregnancy and relieving dilapidating injuries, disabilities or conditions.
Massage is the most effective way to maintain and correct soft tissue injury and tension. The process eases muscle tightness, improves circulation and increases mobility and balance. Massage has also got psychological benefits such as reducing anxiety, improving moods, and increases relaxation.
Before your initial treatment, a series of questions will be undertaken to asses history of illness and injury to ensure massage does not cause further complications, it is also undertaken to understand the nature of your current condition.
Deep tissue/Sports Massage
Deep muscle massage, alongside prescribed daily stretching, can help maintain correct posture which in turn offsets the likelihood of injury. Massage is also a highly effective way of:
Speeding up muscle injury recovery time
Improving physical endurance and
Maintaining a healthy mental lifestyle
All these benefits are achieved by using a series of massage techniques throughout treatment that warm, stretch and breaking down scar tissue due to injury or fatigue in the affected muscle. Each technique plays an important physiological role in the re-alignment and regeneration of muscle tissue.
Effleurage - Trigger Point - Soft Tissue Release - Muscle Energy Technique - Assisted Stretches
Pregnancy is a wonderful time, however, as the baby grows, a mothers body needs to accommodate, triggering hormonal changes which in turn cause ligaments and joints to soften, making them more prone to injury. Massage is a safe and natural treatment for mothers and expectant mothers experiencing these unwanted physical stressors.
Pregnancy massage can help ease:
Backache during and post pregnancy
Migraine and headaches
However there are times when it is not appropriate to have a pregnancy massage, when the following contraindications are present:
Morning sickness or extreme nausea
Heavy vaginal discharge or if it is bloody or watery
High blood pressure
Abdominal pain, cramping or unusual pain
Vomiting/diarrhoea and high temperature/fever
If you are thinking of having a pregnancy massage, but are unsure due to caution or ongoing health issues, speak to a qualified healthcare practitioner or phone the clinic for more guidance.
"Kathleen has looked after my neck and back for the past 3 yrs and I could not have wished for better treatment, she is very caring and knowledgeable in her profession."
"I have now been seeing Kath for a couple of years for massage therapy. She's always kind and puts you at ease, and is great at what she does. I have quite severe muscle tightness due to a condition I have, and she always makes me feel better and pain-free. Kath is very accommodating and works to find the best way to treat a problem, and listens to what you say. I highly recommend her for anyone - whether you just want a one-off relaxing massage, or longer term treatment."