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What is Massage?

Massage is the kneading or manipulation of muscles and connective tissues, utilised to speed up the body’s natural healing process and enhance repair and function of muscles. Target tissues are muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia, skin, cardiovascular and lymphatic systems, and various techniques are performed in order to get the best result.

Benefits of Massage:

  • Relief of chronic pain and dysfunction
  • Relax and relieve the stress of daily life
  • Prepare for childbirth
  • Increase blood flow
  • Help you recover from exercise
  • Pain and injury relief

Different Modalities Include:

Swedish Massage

Swedish massage is a relaxing massage, normally applied with light/medium pressure, and it is perfect for who is seeking a general body treatment without specific targets. Great for relaxation, emotional stress and improvement of cardiovascular flow.

Remedial Massage

Is the broad name for massage covering sport, deep tissue and trigger point therapy. Remedial techniques aim to assess and find the cause of the pain, therefore targeting specific areas to treat. They normally involve a greater pressure on superficial and deeper layers of muscles. This style of massage is ideal for chronic pain management and correction of postural abnormalities and when working to address injuries.

Sports Massage

Sports massage is specifically tailored for pre and post events, it helps preventing injuries and enhance flexibility before an event, as well as facilitating the healing process afterwards. Regular massage can also help achieve higher sport performance and maintain a healthier musculoskeletal system.

Pregnancy Massage

Massage is also ideal for pregnancy. It helps reduce swelling, decrease back and neck pain and keep you moving freely. At Physionorth we have special pregnancy pillows to allow you to lie on your stomach comfortably during your treatment. Alternatively you can lie on your side for treatment if you would prefer. At Physionorth our pregnancy massage is tailored to your individual needs and preferences.

If you’d like to know more about the massage services we offer at Physionorth or to book an appointment contact our friendly staff on 47240768.

Cupping Therapy

A great adjunct to massage therapy, cupping therapy works on increasing the extensibility of your body’s facial system. Click Here to find out more about cupping therapy.

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