Massage Therapies at H.T.C
CLASSIC MASSAGE SERVICE
This type of massage can be orientated upon request to be soft, superficial and wellness in style or to much firmer level and stimulating to a number of deeper tissues.
Iemploys elements of:
Massage techniques (stroking / kneading / tapping / lifting tissues) - Is relatively easy going on the recipient
Myofascial Release Techniques:
The most rudimentary type of massage therapy Myofascial release describes the breaking down of tight fascia, which is the fibrous layer of connective tissue above / bewteen the muscles and under the skin. Dependant on depth of application this can be either comfortable or mildly uncomfortable.
A form of therapeutic bodywork that aims to release tension by working with both the soft tissue and fascia. It is derived from some ancient Japanese practices and a blending of current anatomy, physiology, and movement practices. During a session, practitioners attempt to utilise natural movement to create tiny changes in the body and realign the joints using light movements; no harsh strength is involved. This can be used in the: tendons, ligaments, muscles, soft tissue, and fascia.
Active Release Therapy/Technique (ART)
The idea of Active Release Therapy originated for elite athletes to return to peak performance as quickly as possible, without the long-windedness of a full massage. However, this style can be adapted and integrated with other styles to enhance relief and improvements in everyday stresses such as occupational activities.
ART treats minor soft tissue disorders within the Muscles, Ligaments, Tendons, Fascias & nerves
There are over 80 known massage types, each with its own unique characteristics. The most common ones are readily available here at HTC and their benefits range from helping with stress relief, injury recovery, to pain management to enhancing fitness & sporting performance.
Should you have a medical condition, then you should always seek advice / guidance from a medical clinician (i.e. Dr.) or an appropriately qualified Clinical Professional (i.e.
a Physiotherapist) prior to undertaking / selecting a massage therapy.
Also, in general being aware of what different types of massages can do for you is an important step in maximising the benefits you derive from it. So please select that which is appropriate for you when seeing your massage therapist.
SPORTS MASSAGE SERVICE
This type of massage is often quickly / rashly selected by clients and can be an uncomfortable experience.
Please ensure you discuss this with your massage therapist prior to commencing therapy.
Techniques employed include: