What is Therapeutic Massage?
Therapeutic massage is a nurturing process of touch and response, aiming to treat the whole person and not just the condition. The focus of intent can vary from treatment to treatment in terms of the appropriate areas to be focused on whether that be neck, shoulders, back, arms, legs, face, gluts, chest or abdomen – depending on what is more beneficial to the client as a whole.
What will each session involve?
Techniques used during a Therapeutic massage varies depending on what would be most effective/appropriate for each individual considering any contraindications they may have to massage plus impact this could have on their body systems, which is discussed during the initial and future consultations.
These techniques range from: Swedish massage strokes and movements – effleurage, petrissage, tapotement; Passive joint mobilizations and/vibration; Stretches and mobilizations, working with trigger points where appropriate; Incorporation of ‘Hands Free’ massage techniques for more focused Deep Tissue Massage; Integrated Myofascial Therapy techniques to restore musculoskeletal system and support rehabilitation.
Who would benefit from this type of treatment?
The intention and areas to focus on will be discussed fully before each treatment with open and honest communication being encouraged to fully meet each person’s needs. There are many conditions that have been well documented in gaining benefits from regular massage and some of these specific conditions are mentioned below:
- Chronic pain
- Degenerative conditions – Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Autoimmune diseases – such as Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
- Repetitive strain injuries – Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Recovery from injuries or surgery
- Muscle tension or spasm
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Postural imbalances
- Depression, anxiety or stress – massage encourages homeostasis of hormones
Make a booking or for more information contact Carlynn Young.
*In addition to my original training I have successfully completed: “Hands Free Massage – Level 1” through KnotStressed; Advanced Clinical Massage Techniques through JING Institute in “Leg, Knee and Foot Pain”, “Neck and Shoulder Pain”, “Hip and Pelvis Pain” and ongoing “Integrated Myofascial Therapy” through MFRUK enabling me to incorporate a range of techniques. Plus ongoing CPD.