Maybe we should ask our self a question; what do I expect from having a massage or what do I want to achieve by having a massage? Do I want to feel relaxed? Do I want to recover faster? Do I have a specific problem, a pain I want the massage to help me with? Let’s find out which massage is right for you depending on your answers and expectations.
If you are new to massage, have lots of tensions and are looking to completely relax than Swedish massage is a good option for you. Swedish massage is using light to medium pressure with long strokes and it’s a great choice for full body massage.
Deep Tissue Massage
Are you struggling with chronic muscle problems, such as soreness, injury, or imbalance, then Deep Tissue Massage would be the right choice for you. The therapist will use his knuckles, elbows to access deeper muscle layers. It is used to focus on chronic aches and pains, stiff and particularly tense areas such as the neck, upper back, shoulders and legs. The pressure is necessary to break down the adhesion (muscle knots).
While it’s true that the pressure of deep tissue is generally more intense than that of a Swedish massage, it shouldn’t have to be painful to be effective. If you’re experiencing pain, let your massage therapist know right away.
Are you physically active; competitive or recreational athletes, gardeners, stressed executive, busy parent? Do you need to improve your flexibility, mobility or help with your recovery after injury?
Than Sports massage can be the right fit for you. Sports massage will help to drain away fatigue, relieve swelling, reduce muscle tensions, to promote flexibility, to prevent injuries and, in the case of sports people, prepare for peak performance. The massage therapist will use different techniques for example; trigger points release, passive and active stretching etc.. to achieve your desired result.
Active or sedentary — you should find massage relaxing and therapeutic.
Do you have severe lower back pain or sciatica pain—do you feel like your spine need to be stretched? It this case the Breuss massage will serve you well.
Breuss massage is a spinal massage named after an Austrian man, Rudolf Breuss who developed it. Rudolf believed that degenerated intervertebral discs were capable of regenerating. This is a gentle massage that safely stretches, nourishes, aligns and energizes the spine and acts rather like a whole nights worth of healthy sleeping. It’s using natural St Johns-wort oil in the process discs are nourished like the sponge given water.
So which one to choose?
Sometimes you may find yourself thinking; I might benefit from Deep Tissue massage but also Swedish massage. Which one do I choose then? It is very common that, I use a combination of various techniques which can crossover from different massage types to achieve your expected result. The treatment is all about you and your needs and what you expect from the massage treatment.
On the first session, we will have a consultation so I can get to know you more and what you expect from your massage treatment. Then I will talk you through how the session will go.
If you are still not sure which treatment to choose please get in touch with me and I will be more then happy to answer any questions you might have.