MASSAGE / HOT STONE/ CUPPING

helping aches and pains, tight muscles and wellbeing

Whether you are an athlete, a sports person, someone that frequently exercises or just simply someone that is suffering from every day muscle aches or pains, we can combine a range of treatments to best meet your individual requirement. Using massage, sports massage, hot stone massage and cupping to help your body reach its full potential.

While these treatments have a wide range of individual benefits, combining them can help you get the most out of your body. When combined, these treatments can further promote blood flow to the muscles and injured areas of the body which has many benefits, promoting the body’s natural healing process, and can potentially reduce downtime when used together.

MASSAGE

Sports massage is a specialised form of massage therapy that aims to reduce stress and tension that can build up in the soft tissue of the body during exercise. Sports massage techniques may include deep tissue massage, stretching, myofascial release, trigger point therapy, and joint mobilisations, among others. The specific techniques used will depend on the individual needs and goals, as well as the requirements of their sport. It works by stretching tight muscles, stimulating inactive muscles, and improving the condition of the soft tissue.

Overall, sports massage can play a valuable role in helping an individual perform at their best, recover effectively, and stay healthy and injury-free.

THE BENEFITS

Preparation

Before an event or workout, sports massage can help warm up muscles, increase circulation, and improve flexibility and range of motion. This can help prevent injuries and enhance performance.

Recovery

After intense physical activity, sports massage can help reduce muscle soreness, stiffness, and inflammation by promoting the removal of metabolic waste products and facilitating the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to the muscles. It can also help speed up the recovery process and reduce the risk of overuse injuries.

Injury Rehabilitation

For individuals recovering from injuries, sports massage can help promote healing, reduce scar tissue formation, and restore mobility and function to injured muscles and soft tissues. It can be used in conjunction with other rehabilitation techniques to aid in the recovery process.

Maintenance

Regular sports massage can help maintain optimal muscle health and function, prevent injuries, and address any imbalances or areas of tension before they lead to more significant problems.

HOT STONE

A hot stone massage is a type of massage therapy that involves the use of smooth, heated stones placed on specific points on the body to help relax muscles and improve circulation. During the massage, the therapist may also hold the stones and use them to massage the body in gentle, flowing strokes.

The heat from the stones helps to warm up tight muscles, allowing the therapist to work more deeply and effectively without increasing client discomfort. It can promote relaxation, alleviate tension, and relieve muscle stiffness. Hot stone massage is often used to address a variety of conditions, including stress, anxiety, muscle pain, and chronic pain conditions.

The stones used in hot stone massage are typically made of basalt, a type of volcanic rock that retains heat well. Before use, the stones are heated in water to a specific temperature range to ensure they are safe and comfortable for the client. The thermal effect of one stroke with a hot stone is believed to be equivalent effect of 10 hand massage strokes on the body, it can be a deeply soothing and therapeutic experience, providing both physical and mental relaxation.

Dry Cupping

Dry cupping is an ancient form of alternative therapy that originated in China and is primarily used to ease pain. It involves placing specially designed cups on the skin on the back, stomach, arms, legs, or other body parts to create suction, drawing fluid to the affected area. This suction expands and breaks open the tiny blood vessels under the skin, the body then treats the cupping areas as an injury, provoking a healing response.

THE BENEFITS

Relieves Muscle Tension

Say goodbye to tight muscles and knots as dry cupping helps release tension and promote relaxation.

Enhances Circulation

By increasing blood flow to the treated area, dry cupping supports the body's natural healing processes.

Reduces Pain and Inflammation

Experience relief from pain and inflammation, whether it's due to injury, stress, or chronic conditions.

Promotes Overall Wellness

Dry cupping can boost your immune system, improve sleep quality, and leave you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.

What can dry cupping be used to treat?

Dry cupping can be used to compliment care for a wide range of issues and health conditions, including:
  • Back and Neck Pain
  • Knee Pain
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Sports Injuries and Recovery
  • Arthritis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Breathing Problems
  • Headaches and Migraines

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