Here at Massage Putney our Putney Massage Therapists offer a variety of massage therapies, including sports massage, remedial massage, deep tissue massage, and pregnancy massage designed to relieve tension, increase flexibility and improve muscle tone. You don’t have to be an athlete to benefit from deep tissue massage – day to day life can cause a chronic build up of tension, often around the shoulders and neck, which can be greatly reduced through deep tissue massage techniques.
“Sport Massage involves the use of massage, soft tissue manipulation and exercise advice to reduce physical aches and pains, whether they’re caused by sport, injury, or simply the stresses of modern life. People all over the world are discovering its wide ranging benefits which can also help a variety of medical conditions”. Taken from The Institute of Sport & Remedial Massage
Break down adhesions in tissues: massage helps to relieve the tension and inflexibility caused by a build-up of scar tissue in soft tissues such as muscles, tendons and ligaments. This may be present as a result of past injuries or repeated micro-trauma. Increase Tissue Permeability: a deep massage causes the pores in tissue membranes to open, facilitating the exchange of fluids. This improves the removal of waste products such as lactic acid, which builds up during and after vigorous exercise. Stretches muscles, tendons and fascia: massage can stretch those tissues that cannot be reached by other means, and also stretch the fascia that surrounds muscle, thus releasing any tension. Improve sports performance and endurance: massage can remove the build up of general aches and pains, allowing for an improved sports performance. Prevent injuries and loss of joint mobility in potential trouble spots: hands are used to explore the tissues, find problems and deal with them accordingly. Enable a faster return to activity after injury: manipulation of the injured tissues will help to prevent adhesions forming, by realigning scar tissue. Release of muscle spasms: massage induces a relaxation and desensitization of the muscle spindles that will lead to improved joint mobility, as well as lowering stress levels placed upon the body. Extending the overall life of an athletic career: sports massage helps to maintain the entire body in a better physical condition. Psychological effects: During the pre-sport massage, when the movements are quick and stimulating, the athlete will experience a feeling of warmth, and feel a readiness to perform. Massage can relieve anxiety before and after an event.
Remedial massage involves the use of massage, soft tissue manipulation and exercise advice to reduce physical aches and pains, whether they’re caused by sport, injury, or simply the stresses of modern life. People all over the world are discovering its wide ranging benefits which can also help a variety of medical conditions. Taken from The Institute of Sport & Remedial Massage
Therapeutic massage is the treatment and practice of soft tissue manipulation.
Deep tissue massage is a deep muscle massage to help relieve the tension and knots usually caused by sports injury.
Pregnancy massage or Pre-natal massage is massage therapy tailored around the health and wellbeing of the mother and child prior to birth. Our team of pregnancy massage therapists have years of experience in providing massage therapy for pregnancy.
ART is a manual hands-on soft tissue movement based massage technique that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. ART is very specific to treating the exact soft tissue that is the source of pain and dysfunction and physically works them back to its normal texture, tension, and length by using various hand positions and soft tissue manipulation methods. Headaches, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, shin splints, shoulder pain, sciatica, plantar fasciitis, knee problems, iliotibial (IT) band syndrome and tennis elbow are just a few of the many conditions that ART has been extremely successful in resolving. These conditions all have one important thing in common: they are often a result of overused muscles.
Reflexology is a form of bodywork that focuses primarily on the feet Using a combination of deep tissue massage and stretching techniques, the massage therapist works deep into the muscles to relieve tension and stiffness. This reduces both physical and emotional stress by breaking down trigger points and adhesions. This aims to realign muscle fibres, increasing flexibility and improving muscle tone. Having a massage on a frequent basis will ensure that your muscles are working optimally and also lessen the chance of becoming injured.
Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) is an advanced therapy in which the practitioner uses a range of specialised and gentle rhythmic pumping techniques to move the skin in the direction of the lymph flow. This stimulates the lymphatic vessels which carry substances vital to the defence of the body and removes waste products. The first visit will include a consultation during which the therapist will recommend the number and frequency of future sessions. Each session will last approximately one hour. Where appropriate the therapist will work in conjunction with your medical practitioner.