One of the immediate benefits of massage is a feeling of deep relaxation and calm. This occurs because massage prompts the release of endorphins that produce feelings of well-being. Our sports massage, deep tissue, therapeutic and pregnancy massage service cover Hemel Hempstead, Watford, St Albans, Berkhamsted, and surrounding towns and villages
What Massage Therapy?
Sports massage involves the manipulation of soft tissue to benefit a person engaged in regular physical activity. When a person exercises, their body is subjected to various types of physical loading and following such activities, with the right amount of rest, the body’s systems adapt to cope with the increased stresses placed on them. These adaptations may affect muscles and other soft tissues, bones, the brain and nervous system. In the right measure and at the right frequency, regular exercise enables the body to cope with increased levels of stress (overload), which allows the body to exercise at higher intensities or for longer durations.
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 reduces tension in the muscles and tissue. Deep tissue massage is a more forceful technique that releases tension deep in the muscles and connective tissue.
There is a growing need for massage therapists that have prenatal and postpartum massage training. Prenatal massage is a technique involving deep bodywork to improve circulation, take strain off muscles and joints, and help during prenatal and postpartum pregnancy phases.
Prenatal massage is therapeutic bodywork that focuses on the special needs of the mother-to-be as her body goes through the changes of pregnancy. It enhances the function of muscles and joints, improves circulation and general body tone, and relieves mental and physical fatigue. Prenatal massage predominantly uses the Swedish massage technique, which focuses on long, sweeping strokes with only minimal pressure applied to the body. For more pregnancy related treatment please visit our Pregnancy Page.
If you are living within the Hemel Hempstead, Berkhamsted, Watford, St Albans, or Radlett area why not come in and see how our massage therapy treatments can help you.
Injury and pain related conditions commonly treated in clinic
Back and Neck Pain
Limited Range of Motion
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Assessment of Pelvic Floor Strength
Abdmonial Seperation During Pregnancy
Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
Reoccurring pain with no diagnosis
Pelvic Floor Disfunction
Scar Management (after pregnancy)
Our Service areas cover Hemel Hempstead, Berkhamsted, Watford, St Albans, Radlett and the surrounding towns and villages.