What is SPORTS & REMEDIAL MASSAGE?
Sports massage tends to be a deeper and more intense manipulation of soft tissues to benefit those engaged in regular physical activity. Sports massage originates in the Swedish massage discipline and has developed to employ other techniques involving stretching, compression, friction, and trigger point techniques.
Deep tissue or remedial massage similarly uses these techniques in the treatment and prevention of tensions pain and injury. It is not necessarily specific to sports activity and could be connected to your occupation or lifestyle whether active or not.
So whether sport is your daily obsession or your lifestyle is more sedentary, a deep tissue or sports massage can make a significant difference to your physical and mental well-being, not to mention how you perform every day in work and play.
The benefits of PREGNANCY MASSAGE
The benefits of massage in regular life whilst often not considered a necessity in western society are still recognised to give substantial health advantages: fighting stress, tension and soreness, aiding injury recovery and supporting treatment of muscle imbalance.
This may be more true in pregnancy. Massage is known to improve relaxation, stimulating hormones that are needed throughout pregnancy, especially approaching birth. The body goes through great physical and emotional adaptations to enable the growth and birth of a child.
Massage, more than just the laying on of hands provides a safe and nurturing space to support the connection between a Woman and her Body as well as Mother and Child. It eases physical discomforts, supports postural changes and helps prepare for birth making massage helpful right up to and beyond the baby’s due date.