Thinking about having a deep tissue massage?
There are many forms of massage therapy treatment all offering manipulation of tissues (muscles, tendons and ligaments) to improve mental and physical health. Body Matters therapists are fully qualified and insured to provide many of these modalities in relaxed and friendly surroundings.
Is massage good for you?
A regular massage therapy treatment can offer improvement to the flow of blood and lymphatic fluid in the body, reducing muscular tension, stimulating the immune system and enhancing tissue healing. Mood is also improved as the brain releases endorphins during massage, increasing ‘happy hormone’ levels in the body. Stress hormones are reduced making the beneficial effects of massage much more than just physical. Reduction of stress and anxiety, pain from tight or knotted muscles, promotion of general health and wellbeing, improved sleep, all can be achieved with regular treatment. Regular massage can not only improve psychological wellbeing but also boost physical energy levels, reduce blood pressure and improve circulation.
What other types of deep tissue massage are there?
Generally the most recognised form of massage is Swedish or Deep Tissue Massage. Using hands, thumbs and arms the therapist applies firm pressure and slow strokes to reach deep muscle layers and connective tissues. A light oil medium is used to facilitate movement across the skin and techniques are used to breakdown adhesions within the muscle fibres which cause pain and inflammation, restricting the motion of the muscles and joints.
A regular Deep Tissue Massage is perfect for relieving pain, aiding recovery from minor injury, increasing mobility and alleviating the symptoms of stress. Following treatment it is always important to drink plenty of water. This will help to flush away the toxins and lactic acid that have been released from the treated muscles. There are other forms of Massage available at Body Matters including Aromatherapy, Hot Stone Massage and Thai Style Therapy. Gift Vouchers are available for all these treatments making a perfect pampering treat for any occasion.