The benefits and effects of a massage can include:
- Increasing joint mobility and range of motion by reducing soft tissue tension;
- Reliving tightness, stiffness, spasms and restriction in the muscles and associated tissue;
- Massage can promote an increase in blood circulation delivering the soft tissues with oxygen and nutrients promoting decreases in muscle fatigue and soreness;
- Encouraging removal of toxins and waste products from blood and muscles which accumulate during physical activity;
- Increasing an overall psychological feeling of well-being.
Deep tissue massage (DTM) is used to address various complaints that can occur due to everyday stresses of modern life.
The techniques utilised during DTM focus on the deeper layers of the muscle tissue using slower deep strokes and increased finger pressure, following or moving across the fibres of the muscle and associated tissues. DTM can help to relieve stiffness, tightness, tension which can develop due to overuse or incorrect use of muscle tissues.
Soft tissue massage (STM) is seen as one of the most effective treatments available to address common muscular problems
The techniques we use are similar to that in DTM, however it utilises a lighter pressure and softer tissue release techniques on the areas of tension and stiffness.
STM involves direct physical action on the muscle and other soft tissues of your body. Soft tissue techniques target your muscles, tendons, ligaments, or other connective tissue.
A soft tissue massage includes a whole range of massage depths, pressures and durations. Soft tissue massage aims to alleviate aches, pains and injuries that are attributed to your body’s soft tissues.