Massage therapy is the mobilisation of soft tissues such as muscles, tendons, ligaments, and fascia to release tension, restore balance and reduce pain. At Neurolink we understand the needs of our clients can vary day to day.
Who can benefit from massage?
Activities repeated over and over can lead to a build-up of tension in the muscles causing stress to the soft tissues and joints. Over time imbalance in muscles crossing the joints can develop to cause poor movement patterns and pain. The skilled massage therapist will be able to detect variations in the soft tissues and by using appropriate techniques help restore and maintain optimum tissue health.
Whether you are an athlete or suffering from soreness as a result of the demands of everyday life, if you sit at a desk all day, are at home carrying the baby, cycling to work or pushing a wheelchair, gardening or competing in your chosen sport; if you strain a muscle the nature of the damage to the tissue is the same regardless of how it happened. Therefore everyone can benefit from massage.
How massage can help you?
- Identify problem areas before they develop into injuries
- Relax and stretch muscles
- Improve range of motion, suppleness and elasticity
- Relieve pain and stress
- Free muscle adhesions and soften scar tissue caused by injury or overuse
- Improve circulation
- Flush out toxins that cause muscle stiffness and soreness
- Relax the body and mind
- Aid recovery and healing
- Enhance body awareness
Holistic / Swedish Massage
The therapist combines kneading, rolling, percussion, tapping and vibrating movements all flowing toward the heart in order to stimulate circulation and help remove toxins from your muscles.
Deep Tissue Massage
A modified technique where increased pressure is used to effect the deeper tissue layers. This technique requires feedback from the client.
Sports / Remedial Massage
Sports massage is geared towards those who partake in more strenuous or repetitive activities and aims to prevent injury and enhance performance through improved functioning. Deep Tissue, Myofacial Release, Inhibition, Trigger Point Therapy, and Post Isometric Relaxation (PIR) are some of the many varied and effective techniques that may be used by the massage therapist to reduce muscle tension and improve flexibility.
Sports massage is often used in conjunction with Remedial massage to reduce pain and promote tissue healing following minor injuries such as bruising, sprains, and strains.