SPORTS/SOFT TISSUE MASSAGE SOFT TISSUE THERAPIES
Soft tissue therapy techniques have been recorded as being used by athletes and warriors for thousands of years. From housework to house building, gardening to marathon running, our bodies need to be kept in optimal condition.
Soft tissue therapy covers a combination of techniques that may include: massage, neuromuscular techniques, muscle energy techniques, soft tissue release and mechanical treatments.
We would position Seti, our soft tissue specialist somewhere between a sports massage and Physio, so if you have a specific area of concern, Seti is the one to see.
To ensure the continued wellbeing of clients, all treatments begin with a consultation, to allow your therapist to assess if, or what technique of Soft Tissue is correct for you. Your therapist will then explain exactly what they intend to do, what areas of the body they intend to treat and how to treat them and will tell you if they need to work on the skin or through clothing.
Soft tissue therapy can be used and is very beneficial when there is a specific area of concern. Alternatively it can be used as part of a sports massage treatment.
It is highly effective and allows for the client to have a full treatment on the first appointment (subject to assessment). The techniques and tools used allow for a deep massage or release without the excessive pain.
The benefits of Soft Tissue Therapies are: • Relief from muscle strain and tension • Improved range of movement in joints • Increased flexibility • Recovery from training sessions • A general sense of health and wellbeing
NB. Soft tissue therapies should not be used in place of conventional medical care. Always consult a GP or other health professional for medical attention and advice.
The aim of Sports Massage is to treat muscle and postural imbalances, strains, tight muscles, delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS), stress and vocational related tension, plus other conditions.
Other reasons for Sports Massage include reducing muscle tensions, discomfort, oedema (fluid), increasing joint ranges, mobility, posture and exercise performance.
Soft tissue massage and release can also be used.
However if you are sporty or not, but generally ache or just could do with your tension areas being released and simply want an hour of relaxation this treatment can also be adapted for you.
Each treatment is bespoke depending on each client.
This is a completely different experience to Sports Massage although they can complement each other perfectly.
HOLISTIC is derived from the Ancient Greek word ‘holos’ which means whole. A HOLISITIC APPROACH – means thinking about the big picture. Looking at the whole person including their physical, mental and emotional health, whilst taking social factors into consideration.
Connecting together ♥ Mind ♥ Body ♥ Spirit
When you are stressed or anxious, your body tenses, causing back pain, neck pain, jaw clenching and tight and hunched shoulders. Your correct alignment is misplaced and then we move around or exercise on this causing even more pain. Similarly when we are poorly or injured the body is sending distorted messages to our brain and neurological path, causing the brain to tighten and ‘protect’ the muscle more. Both can lead to a feeling of pain frustration and helplessness.
Quite often when we are like this we believe we need someone to give us a strong massage getting into all of the knots and tightness, however in reality what we NEED is the EXACT OPPOSITE. We need a treatment that allows us to relax so the body and mind can unwind and reconnect.
A massage that gives our body PERMISSION to relax, and go back to where it should be. To melt away, undoing all of those knots and tension without any pain, purely by finding the right combination of movement, rocking, massage and stretching and mobilisation.
Drawing on years of advanced training this is what our Holistic Massage therapist Paul does. This massage really needs to be experienced to explain the unbelievable difference and benefits it can bring to your body. Such a feeling of openness, loosening off and total relaxation.
Ayurveda, which originates from India, translates to science (Ayur) of life (Veda) Ayurveda is an ancient healing system which aims to create harmony within the body.
Practised widely in India, it is often suggested that Ayurveda originated over 4000 years ago, making it one of the oldest systems of wellbeing to man.
It is based on the philosopy of health and lifestyle that treats the whole person and not just the symptoms.
Ayurveda is a complete ‘way of life’ as a holistic health system comprising of yoga, massage, detoxification, herbal remedies, meditation and daily lifestyle.
Ayurveda improves not only a persons health but also their wellbeing and state of mind.