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:

 

Swedish:
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.
Amatsu Techniques:
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, TendonsFascias & nerves
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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:

 

Swedish
 
Harder Myofascial Release Techniques
Amatsu Techniques
Active Release Therapy/Technique (ART)
 
Trigger Point:
 
Originally developed as a facet of ancient Chinese medicine, and is used most commonly for pain relief. 
METs (Muscle Energy Techniques):
Often intense tissue stressing & holding activities with stark positioning where necessary.
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LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE MASSAGE SERVICE
Lymphatic drainage therapy is supposed to drain the lymphs, which carry waste products away from the tissues and back towards the heart. Lymphatic drainage uses both pressure and rhythmic movements to encourage lymph drainage. Since both the smooth and hard muscles are required to drain the lymphs in a normally functioning system, this practice soothes the muscles and allows the lymphs to drain.
Lymphatic drainage was developed by Emil and Estrid Vodder in the 1930s. 
 Men and women of all ages can have the therapy performed in a clinical setting only, and sessions vary in length depending on the severity of the lymphs nodes.
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FIND / CONTACT H.T.C

OPENING HOURS

MON - FRI

08:00-20:00

SAT

09:00-16:00

SUN & BANK HOLIDAYS

CLOSED

ADDRESS

 

Hempstead Therapy Centre Ltd

Unit 26

Hempstead Valley Shopping Centre

Rainham

Medway

Kent

ME7 3PB

TELEPHONE

01634 393113

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