Massage therapy or hands on healing has been around for thousands of years. As we know it in the west the origins of massage therapy go back to 19th century Sweden. Manipulation of the soft tissues of the body such as muscles, tendons ligaments and nerves can have beneficial effects for muscular pain and injury, occupational and everyday stress and some chronic pain conditions.
Our massage therapists use a range of different massage therapy modalities including remedial massage, shiatsu and Bowen therapy.
Remedial massage is deeper tissue work aimed at alleviating specific soft-tissue injuries. A remedial massage will involve a thorough examination and diagnosis and treatment will aim to address issues related to that assessment.
Shiatsu is a form of Japanese bodywork involving the use of acupressure. Your practitioner uses fingers, palms, elbows, knees, even feet to connect with the meridians (energy pathways) within the body to restore the flow of energy or “Qi” (Chi, life-force, prana).
Bowen therapy involve small movements of the muscles, tendons, ligaments and nerves to stimulate the nervous system and then a period of rest to allow the body to respond to that input. It is an extremely gentle treatment for both general well-being and specific conditions.