Massage: The manipulation of the soft tissues e.g., muscles, tendons, ligaments and joints.
Massage also promotes relaxation and a general feeling of well-being.
Massage helps to improve the circulation of blood, lymph and elimination of toxins. It calms the nervous system reducing stress and anxiety. It is proven for improved immune system functioning, energy flow, skin condition and reduced muscle pain and spasm.
Different types of massage can also be used in the treatment of a variety of conditions such as headaches and migraines, high blood pressure, depression, joint pain or stiffness and sports injuries etc. Professional massage is also very beneficial during pregnancy.
What is body work?
Body work combines techniques such as stretching, muscle energy techniques, myofascial release, trigger points, lymphatic drainage, acupressure, deep tissue and massage to provide the best therapeutic outcomes.
Benefits you may experience
- Reduced pain
- Muscle tone and endurance
- Improvements in posture
- Increasing circulation and lymphatic flow
- Better immune responses
- Reduction of anxiety and stress
- Emotional steadiness
- Enhancement of well-being
Body work may assist with
- Headaches and migraines
- Numbness in arms and legs
- Shoulder, back and neck postural disorders
- Chronic pain in hips, back and feet
- Pregnancy musculoskeletal tension and emotional timeout
- Stiffness from arthritis
- Fibromyalgia pain and fatigue
- Stress and anxiety
- Sinus and prolonged colds
- Lymphedema (fluid retention)
- Repetitive strains injuries
- Sporting injuries
At Paddington Clinic we offer Swedish, Deep Tissue, Sports and Pregnancy massage and Lymphatic Drainage.
Swedish Massage, or Relaxation Massage, involves techniques to sooth the nervous system, relieve muscular aches and revitalize the body. Long, flowing strokes called effleurage are used alternately with kneading of the muscles. Tapotement or percussion type movements and some gentle mobilization of joints.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep Tissue Massage works deeper into muscles and tendons. It usually involves slower movements and firmer pressure working on specific areas of tightness. It can release deep emotional blocks trapped in the muscle layers and is sometimes referred to as “emotional release massage”.
Used as a pre-event or post-event treatment as well as injury management and prevention. Sports massages are tailored to the client’s unique needs at the time of each massage.
Massage during pregnancy helps support the body through a time of change. The massage given is appropriate to the stage of pregnancy and can help with conditions such as fluid retention and muscular aches and pains. This is an extremely relaxing massage style.
Lymphatic drainage assists the body to clear excessive waste in the tissue and support the immune system. It can be used for fluid retention, chronic coughs, colds, asthma and any condition in which the immune system is under functioning.
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