Therapeutic massage helps the body achieve health and vitality by strengthening the body’s resistance to disease, improves circulation, muscular relaxation and joint flexibility.
Although any professional massage is technically therapeutic, the phrase is also sometimes used to indicate that sometimes the massage will be a little more intense than a pure relaxation massage – providing a form of therapy for long-term or chronic issues. This depends on the type of treatment that is best for you and your body.
Therapeutic massage uses a range of stroking, kneading, pressure and flowing movements over the body to treat and prevent complaints, or for deep relaxation.
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT?
My training in a variety of different massage types and techniques means that I can tailor my treatments to your specific needs and make them work for you. My experience allows me to advise and guide you when it comes to choosing the best approach. My approach won’t only vary from person to person, but also from day to day, as your needs change and develop.
Your first treatment will start with a consultation and medical history, so that I can identify the techniques that will suit your needs. Different techniques will be used for relaxation, pain relief or mobility, for example. Therapeutic massage is also used to relieve knots in the muscles – known as adhesions – and deeper strokes with more pressure would be used.
WHAT IS IT GOOD FOR?
Therapeutic massage is useful for: