It may sound rather medical, but manual lymphatic drainage, or MLD, is actually a very delicate form of massage. It was developed in the 1930s, and since then has been used to improve metabolism, help eliminate waste and boost the immune system.
Myofascial Release is a gentle massage therapy that involves applying sustained pressure to the fascia. Fascia tissue wraps our muscles, bones, nerves and organs, and runs in an uninterrupted web from the top of the head to the tips of the toes.
Tui na massage is a branch of Chinese medicine that has developed over centuries, and several styles or schools have evolved along the way. Tui na massage practitioners learn many different techniques and will generally combine the two main styles – yin and yang.
Therapeutic massage helps the body achieve health and vitality by strengthening the body’s resistance to disease, improves circulation, muscular relaxation and joint flexibility.
Sports and remedial massage uses a range of therapeutic techniques to prevent and treat injuries, and to maintain and improve fitness. It works on the entire body, particularly the neuromuscular and circulatory systems.
The type of massage you choose should depend on the type of outcome you are looking for.
The information below should help you identify which of my services are most recommended for you.
It’s what most people think of when they think of massage, so if you’re looking for relaxation, you should consider:
If you’re looking for a pain-relieving treatment or
treatment for injury, you should consider:
If you’re sluggish and looking for more energy,
This holistic approach to health and healing is extremely effective, which is why I offer combined services that bring the benefits of both massage and acupuncture together for a whole body treatment. Massage therapies and acupuncture work beautifully in combination with one another, as each offers something to support the other.
When we work on a combined treatment, I have more scope to tailor my skills and techniques to your specific needs. I tend to use Tui na massage when combining massage with acupuncture, due to its ancient Chinese roots and understanding of the body’s Qi, or vital energy. Everyone I see has their own unique needs, and combining two types of treatment together is an effective way of meeting those needs in every possible way.