Customers can enjoy a one-hour deep tissue, Swedish or sports massage; consultation included
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About This Deal
- What’s included: one-hour deep tissue, Swedish or sports massage
- Treatment time includes consultation
- Duration: 10-minute consultation, 45-minute massage and 5-minute aftercare
Swedish massage focuses on using less pressure, with long gentle strokes to help calm the body, reducing stress and tension. By doing this, the aim is to bring energy back to the body, by relaxing it. As a more superficial technique, it help break down knots that are not as deep, which means there is far less soreness experienced after treatment, compared to that which may be caused by deep tissue massage. As the movements are gentle, the techniques can help reduce toxin build up within the body as well as lymphatic drainage.
Deep Tissue Massage
The pressure used within a deep tissue massage is not as strong as that applied in a sports massage. There is more of a focus of releasing tension, knots and tightness within the belly of the muscle and surrounding tissue. The focus of deep tissue treatment is on areas of the body where discomfort, tension, tightness and soreness may be felt, instead of the whole body. With generally strong pressure applied during the treatment, feedback is required so that this can be altered based on your requirements. However, the force has to be able get deep enough so that treatment can help release knots and break up scar tissue. As a result of this, discomfort may be felt for several days post treatment, which will then soon disappear.
The pressure applied in sports massage is ideal for those who take part in regular physical activity. This type of massage generally uses a variety of techniques that are faster with strong sustained deep pressure. This allows manipulation of the musculoskeletal system at a deeper level, flushing out toxins and brining richly oxygenated blood to the area. This whole process helps progress tissue repair, muscle recovery and return to activity. As a result, sports massage can be used before taking part in physical activity, to increase mobility and flexibility, as well as after exercise. Post treatment soreness or discomfort is not unusual after a sports massage, and can last several days.
About Holistic Healthcare Clinics
The team at Holistic Healthcare Clinics strive to improve clients' general wellbeing with a range of holistic treatments. Osteopathic, nutritional and chiropractic assessments are available alongside acupuncture, hypnotherapy, physiotherapy and sports massages.