Category «Massage Types»

Deep Tissue Massage

Deep tissue massage is not and should not be painful, this is a misconception. The therapist will challenge the client’s body in that the massage is deeper. It focuses on realigning deeper layers of muscles and connective tissue. A good therapist will work with the client and listen to the body, working alongside it. Deep tissue …

Rhythm Mobility and Rocking

We can sometimes be resistant to releasing bodily tensions. This technique is an effective way of inviting clients to relax their bodies and muscles without them realising. Adding rhythmical elements and stretches to massage strokes, encourages flexibility as well as releasing tension. The technique is effective in challenging clients to move their bodies in a …

Energising and Calming Techniques

Energising and Calming Techniques used alongside regular massage helps to re-energise your body and mind, ease stress, calm the nervous system, stimulate circulation, soothe aching muscles and eliminate toxins. Effleurage A soothing, stroking movement varied in pace, rhythm and pressure. Effleurage is a gentle way to start a massage as it allows the therapist to make initial …

Hands Free Massage

Hands-free massage is incorporated into ‘normal’ massage techniques. It uses the weight of the body, forearms and elbows to work over wider areas of the body and more specifically and deeply into smaller areas of tension. This skillful technique has been developed to save the practitioner overusing their fingers and thumbs.  

Passive Joint Mobilisations

Passive joint mobilisations consist of small movements, usually applied as a series of gentle stretches in a smooth, rhythmic fashion to individual joints. The slow movement allows the joint to be taken further, to stretch and massage the connective tissue in and around the joint. This creates a deeper release and more lasting changes. In …