Remedial Massage is the direct manipulation of the muscles to facilitate a desired tension release and thus relief in the body. Its purpose is to take the body away from a state of tension and ease it back towards being loose and limber.
It is our belief that the muscles act as the dumping ground of the body, where all our stress and worries end up. The beauty of the body is that it has designed a two way communication pathway. This allows the brain, when full and overloaded to move stress into the muscles, but it also allows external factors such as exercise, stretching or massage to relax those muscles, thus sending relaxing messages back into the brain creating an all over relaxation response for the whole body.
This is why many people choose massage as a way of inducing relaxation. Not just within a spa setting, this type of massage assists in long last relief of tension can allow longer term and longer lasting relaxation effects.
The techniques include the application of a direct force, applied in a variety of manners, be it with our hands, palms, thumbs, forearms or elbows to the muscle to ease it out of tension and towards relaxation. Our professional team will work with you to ensure that we get the pressure right for you with the aim to ultimately create the longest lasting release of tension as well as a relaxing experience
Trigger points are located within common sites in the muscles and they form as a result of hyper contraction of fibers within the muscle. This creates the build up of a knot and as it remains, the muscle around the knot begins to tighten, creating a palpable taut band that is also characteristic of trigger points. Together this creates the sensation of extreme tension and discomfort, that is often difficult to release on your own
Active Release techniques are utilised as a means of releasing trigger points, which is a method of applying pressure to the muscle whilst taking it through a direct stretch
Dry Needling can be thought of as the western version of Acupuncture. It is important to know that whilst many practitioners use the name interchangeably, Dry Needling is NOT acupuncture. MDN utilises the same acupuncture needles, however, the needles are placed into the muscle, ligament or tendon and claim to only affect the local surrounding structures and not have an affect on the whole body.
A needles’ placement within the structure creates a very fine lesion within that structure that stimulates the body’s natural healing mechanisms. When we twist the needle, in effect, we are wrapping muscle fibers around the needle to create a stretch at a depth and level that we could not otherwise attain through massage or stretching.
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