We offer Sports massage, Deep Tissue massage and Swedish massage at our Shelford clinic, as well as dry cupping.
We offer Traditional Thai massage and Reflexology at our Cambridge Clinic.
Sports massage is beneficial for everyone - not just active, sporty individuals. It is an effective form of soft tissue massage to relieve muscle tension and pain. Our highly skilled massage therapists have the ability to apply a broad range of massage techniques in order to help a huge variety of complaints either in conjunction with other therapies or as an independent intervention.
To complement our sports massage, we also offer:
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue massage is a massage technique that’s mainly used to treat musculoskeletal issues, such as strains and sports injuries. It involves applying sustained pressure using slow, deep strokes to target the inner layers of your muscles and connective tissues. This helps to break up scar tissue that forms following an injury and reduce tension in muscle and tissue.
It may also promote faster healing by increasing blood flow and reducing inflammation.
Swedish massage is gentler than deep tissue massage and better suited for people interested in relaxation and tension relief. It's the "classic massage".
Swedish massage may loosen up tight muscles caused by daily activities such as sitting at the computer or exercising. It can be very helpful for people who hold a lot of tension in their lower back, shoulders or neck.
Traditional Thai Massage (Dip Thai)
Traditional Thai Yoga Massage is based upon the principles of Reflexology, Chinese Tuina, Japanese Shiatsu and Indian Ayurvedi.
Pressure and stretching are applied with the thumb, fingers, hands or Thai sticks along Sen channels and acupressure points in the feet and legs to free up or balance energy corresponding to the body’s systems. This energy is called the Qi which powers our physical, mental and emotional processes. Such a balance can produce relaxation, relief from pain and stiffness and an energised body.
Feet and legs bear the weight of our posture and body so flexibility and strength are necessary to allow effective functioning. Balancing the energy in the legs and feet is said to be essential to energy balance in the upper body.
Cupping is a type of alternative therapy that originated in China. It involves placing cups on the skin to create suction. Cupping increases blood circulation to the area where the cups are placed. This may relieve muscle tension, which can improve overall blood flow and promote cell repair. It may also help form new connective tissues and create new blood vessels in the tissue.
People use cupping to complement their care for a host of issues and conditions.