MASSAGE THERAPY

At Back in Line Therapy Centre, we offer Sports & Remedial Massage, Swedish Massage & Indian Head Massage.

This is a professional business. Requesting adult services will offend.

SPORTS & REMEDIAL MASSAGE

WHAT IS IT?

Sports massage is the manipulation of soft tissue to improve performance and endurance, preventing injuries and loss of joint mobility in potential troubled spots. The therapist explores the tissue, working deep into the muscle to stretch and loosen tight or knotted fibres, increasing blood and oxygen supply, improving flexibility and relieving pain caused by most muscular injuries. Manipulation of injured tissue prevents adhesions forming and creating scar tissue, resulting in a faster return to activity.

WHAT CAN I EXPECT IN A TREATMENT?

Your first treatment will involve a health and well being questionnaire followed by a postural analysis and range of motion tests to identify problem areas and treatment options. Treatments will involve both soft and deep tissue massage. Soft tissue massage involves gently manipulating the muscles, to increase blood flow and warm up the muscle prior to performing deep tissue massage. A popular technique used in sports massage is trigger pointing. Trigger points are areas within muscles, which are hyperirritable and often affect an individual's range of movement causing general weakness and pain. These are treated during the massage using repeated compression. Soft Tissue Release can also be used, and this is a combination of stretching an area and using frictions to increase mobility, decrease scarring and break down any fibrous adhesions. At the end of the treatment, Post Care Advice is always given; this usually consists of a range of exercises, which complement those given during the session. Postural and lifestyle advice can also be given.

WHO IS IT SUITABLE FOR?

It is suitable for anyone and everyone; you do not have to be a sports person to benefit! Recommended for any injury, sports massage aids the speed of recovery, easing pain and restoring range of movement and flexibility. Treatments are beneficial both before and after any sporting event, and when done regularly can be an excellent means of preventing injuries and problems. Some of the many conditions it can benefit:

• Tight muscles/ muscle fatigue

• Muscular aches and pains                                             

• Frozen shoulder                                                        

• Tennis/golfer's elbow                                                    

• Muscle spasms

• Lower back problems/pain                                       

• Spinal curvatures/ Posture problems

MAIN BENEFITS:

   -  Reduce muscle pain

   -  Better posture

   -  Lowers stress and anxiety levels

   -  Improves movement

   -  Reduces muscle tension and spasms

   -  Enhances blood and oxygen circulation​

Sports massage on leg

SWEDISH MASSAGE

WHAT IS IT?

Holistic Swedish massage is the classic style of massage. It forms the basis for many other types of massage including sports massage and deep tissue massage.

Swedish massage focuses on gentle movement to encourage relaxation, it is also used to for treating muscular tension and adhesions.

In your first treatment you will be asked to fill out a health and lifestyle questionnaire before the massage.

MAIN BENEFITS:

  • Relieves muscular tension & pain caused by muscular disorders

  • ​Relieves tension in the muscle fibres​

  • Removes the build-up of lactic acid due to over exercise​

  • Increases blood & lymph flow which speeds up the removal of toxins​

  • Induces relaxation, slowing down the heart rate & thus lowering blood pressure.​

  • Can help alleviate stress-related conditions such as insomnia, headaches, joint & muscular disorders such as arthritis & back pain, digestive complaints, such as constipation​

  • Promotes a sense of wellbeing​

  • Soothes aches & pains due to nervous tension 

  • Decreases stress levels​

  • You feel stimulated & alert, you feel healthier & therefore look healthier​

Swedish Massage