Remedial Massage

Deep tissue massage

A deep tissue massage is an alternative option for pain relief, especially valuable for chronically tense areas such as a stiff neck, sore shoulders, or a tight lower back. This massage technique uses slow movement and deep pressure, focusing on areas of discomfort. It is designed to ease pain and muscle stress throughout the body.

Deep tissue massage reaches the innermost layer of muscles, tendons, and fascia (the connective tissue surrounding the joints). The aim in deep tissue massage is to breakdown adhesions (tense areas within the muscle). It is essential to deal with these adhesions in the muscle as they trigger discomfort, swelling, and limit motion of the joints and muscles.

Hot Stone Massage

Hot Stone Massage Therapy is used to enhance the effects of the deep tissue massage. The hot stones cause blood vessels to expand and that increases blood flow throughout the body which helps to ease tension, reduce chronic stress, increase flexibility in joints and thus allowing easier mobility and movement.

Reflexology

In a reflexology therapy, pressure is used to particular trigger points on the feet or hands to stimulate and recover other body parts. There are countless of nerve endings in our hands and feet, and the concept behind reflexology is that by putting pressure on specific areas, the connections in the nervous system can be used to ease stress and restore the natural circulation of chi (the invisible life force) around your body.

Reflexology may also help alleviate allergy symptoms, digestive problems, as well as back pain, stress, and chronic fatigue. It’s said that if you have a particular ailment, for instance, a thyroid problem, you may feel pain in your foot when pressure is used to the area of the foot that corresponds to your thyroid.

Thai Foot Massage

Thai Foot Massage is a combination of massage and reflexology and is about using massage to open up the Thai Sip Sen Energy Channels, stimulate the flow of vital or life energy, while incorporating pressure on so-called reflexology or acupressure points.

The benefits of Thai Foot Massage include an improvement of blood circulation, improvement of lymphatic drainage, a boost to the immune system, improved mobility and range of motion, stress reduction, a better sleep, better mood and concentration ability, and a feeling of general well being and calmness.

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