How to get the most from your Massage
Massage is the treatment and manipulation of muscles, ligaments and tendons. The aims are to help reduce aches and pains, relieve any feelings of tension and help you to unwind or recover after intense exercise. If you have suffered a specific acute injury, this should ideally be assessed by a Physiotherapist prior to undertaking massage.
Our massages take place in our private clinic room. We are based inside Fitness First. You are welcome to bring a towel with you, as you will have access to changing rooms and a shower. We are unable to supply towels for you to shower with. Some people like to bring a pair of headphones and their favourite music to listen to while they are having their massage. (Note however that for some types of massage around the face or neck wearing headphones may not be possible).
What we offer:
Deep Tissue Massage - Great for general aches and pains, relieving tension and to aid recovery after exercise. For the best effects we recommend 60 - 90 minutes for this massage type (if wanting whole body).
Swedish Massage - Great if you want to unwind and de-stress after a long day or week! This type of massage works to help improve circulation. We recommend 60 minutes for this massage type.
Sports Massage - Typically the term sports massage has been used to define a therapeutic hands-on treatment specific for helping certain types of injuries. Evidence from research suggests that there is no specific massage technique that is any better for helping someone to recover from an acute injury. However if you would like us to assess a particular injury and have a massage to help, please book for this option with one of our Physiotherapists. We recommend at least 60 minutes for this massage type.