Remedial massage focuses on muscles and tendons that have become tense, knotted or damaged. Massaging these tense areas helps speed up the body’s own repair mechanisms to create homeostasis, therefore healing the cause of the disorder, as well as the symptoms.
- Specialised techniques are used to locate and repair damage to muscles, tendons and joints
- Passive and active joint stretching may be used
- Gentle, strong, deep or shallow in pressure, depending on your needs
- Myofascial Release (including Myofascial Cupping)
- Sports Massage
- Swedish Massage
- Connective Tissue (Deep tissue)
- Therapeutic massage (Relaxation)
- Trigger Point Therapy
- Pregnancy Massage
Sports massage comes in many forms. Karin can advise you on the best type of treatment for your needs, whether it is to have a ‘training’treatment, or a pre- or post-event massage, to help avoid pain when you need to be working hardest. She can also offer advice on pre/post-workout stretching.
Myofascial cupping is a type of myofascial release that incorporates the application of slightly pressurised cups to release soft tissue. Unlike other massage techniques, myofascial cupping involves the pulling of the tissue rather than pushing on the tissue, which can provide effective release and relief from pain. It is not generally used as a stand-alone treatment – Karin combines myofascial cupping with other massage and stretching techniques during the consultation. As the cups are moved across the skin, rather than being left in one position, you will not be left with the dark purple ‘spot’ marks that are associated with traditional cupping techniques.
- Relief of muscular tension
- Ease of chronic pain
- Relief of postural or work-related stresses or injuries
- Increase of local blood circulation for faster healing
- Restoration of normal function to damaged tissues
- Reduction of scar tissue
- Improvement in range of motion for joints
- Aids in the break down of chronic cycles of tension, muscle spasm and pain
- Release of toxin accumulation which is then eliminated from the body