Massage Bristol

Massage Treatments

All of our massage treatments are adapted to each individual’s requirements. Different massaging techniques can provide a feeling of relaxation, relieve muscle tension, help sports-related injury,  and restore balance to your body and mind.

If you’re not sure which type of massage is suited to your needs, then our therapists will happily advise you. We offer:

– Sports Massage
– Deep Tissue Massage
– Swedish Massage
– Aromatherapy Massage
– Hot Stone Massage
– Prenatal massage
– Cupping Therapy

Massage techniques

The therapist will go through general lifestyle aspects in order to gain a good understanding of what areas to focus on. For example; stress, sleep, digestion, inflammation, mood management. During the massage, the massage therapist will apply strong or gentle pressure to the muscles and joints of the body to offer pain relief and ease tension.

The Massage Therapist applies pressure to parts of the body by kneading, stroking, tapping and pressing; they may concentrate on the muscles, the soft tissues, or on the acupuncture points.

What is Massage used for?

Massage is used to improve the flow of blood and lymph (fluid in lymph glands, part of immune system), to reduce muscular tension or flaccidity, to affect the nervous system through stimulation or sedation, and to enhance tissue healing.

Types of Massage Offered

Sports massage

A sports massage is a deep massage that promotes an increased circulation of blood and lymph fluids around the body. Firm pressure is used to break down knots and widen the range of motion of stiffened joints or muscles. Trigger point therapy and various assisted stretching techniques are incorporated as part of the treatment.

Deep tissue Massage

A deep tissue massage uses higher levels of pressure than Swedish or typical relaxation massages in order to penetrate deep into the muscles and soft tissues. This allows areas that are not usually manipulated to relax, and as a result relieve chronic pain.

SWEDISH MASSAGE

Swedish-style massage involves long, soft, kneading strokes to relax and reduce tension from the deepest muscles of your body. These techniques can be combined with joint movement to relax, energise, and heal your joints and muscles, creating a calming and balancing effect. Usually, a Swedish massage will last for 60–90 minutes.

 

Aromatherapy Massage

Aromatherapy is the use of essential oils for certain benefits. These aromas are all plant based derivatives from herbs, tree extracts, and flowers, to complement the massage treatment. The overall purpose of aromatherapy is meant to improve your physical and mental well-being. A personal blend will be made up right there in the room with the client, tailored to suit their individual requirements and preferences. This treatment can last anywhere between 1 hour (minimum) and 90 minutes (ideal).

Prenatal Massage

A pregnancy massage – also known as pre-natal massage – is a more gentle and soothing massage that has been customised for expectant mothers. Pregnancy massage can be used as a treatment to reduce muscle tension built up during pregnancy, relieve sore backs and hips, help reduce stress and improve overall well-being, during this special time of physical and emotional change.

Hot Stone Massage

A hot stone massage may begin with normal massage technique to prepare your muscles. Your massage therapist will then place the heated stones on key acupressure points on your body

Cupping therapy

Cupping therapy formally known as myofascial decompression (MFD) is an ancient eastern method of healing that has recently grown in popularity in the west due to its health benefits.

Who needs Massage treatment?

Massage therapy is recommended for everyone, but also if:

– You are feeling anxious
– You have trouble sleeping
– You are sedentary during the day
– You’ve recently started training
– You’re experiencing any sort of pain (lower back pain, shoulder pain, neck pain, etc.)

Determine the type of massage you’d like and discuss your needs with your practitioner; all massage treatments will be individual for the client.

Benefits of Massage

Massage can be a wonderful tool to help you take charge of your health and well-being, and offers a variety of benefits:

– Pain relief
– Injury rehabilitation
– Stress reduction
– Increased relaxation and immune function
– General wellbeing and mental health
– Improved physical fitness

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