MASSAGE at Health In The Bay.
All about Massage.
Massage is something almost everyone loves! It’s calming, relaxing and no matter what your reason for having a massage, you feel better when you walk out than when you came in. It is the use of pressure on the soft tissue in the body, predominantly muscle and fascia. There are a number of different styles for a range of outcomes and intentions. Massage is generally enjoyable and relaxing, and as a therapy is used to reduce symptoms of pain and tightness, and muscular dysfunction. It can help lengthen and ease tight muscles, as well as improve circulation of blood and other healing properties of muscles, it can aide recovery, remove toxins and help relieve stress. Massage can benefit everyone, whether you are recovering from an injury or surgery, suffering from overuse or postural issues, you have stiff shoulders from a long day at work, you are suffering from back pain or headaches, or you just want to pamper yourself.
Massage therapists at Health In The Bay are diploma qualified with a great knowledge of functional anatomy and physiology and members of relevant massage associations.
We understand that you may not know what style of massage you need or would like, and appreciate that it can be confusing as to how the styles differ. In fact there can be quite an overlap between them, but don’t worry, Lisa will chat to you to work out exactly the best style for you on the day. (Just please let us know if you want a Hot Stone or Aromatherapy massage at the time of booking.)
Types of Massage
Here are the styles of massage we offer at Health In The Bay:
- Remedial Massage – systematic assessment and treatment to muscles, tendons and connective tissue to alleviate pain and tension and injury management, usually focusing on specific problem areas. More.
- Deep Tissue Massage – treatment to the deep layers of muscle and connective tissue to help break up scar tissue and relieve chronic pain and spasm. More.
- Sports Massage – works on muscles, tendons and ligaments, to help improve recovery after training, enhance flexibility and performance and minimise injury. More.
- Trigger Point Therapy – a technique used in sports and remedial massage. Targeting specific focal points of spasm and pain, giving widespread relief. More.
- Swedish / Relaxation Massage – a very relaxing massage that works the upper layers of muscle to increase blood flow, to help relieve muscle tension and calm the nervous system. More.
- Lymphatic Drainage – a very specialised, light stroking technique is used to improve lymphatic circulation, which helps reduce swelling and remove toxins from the body. More.
- Seniors Massage – a massage tailored specifically to the needs of older patients. Can be used for relaxation or to help relieve muscle aches and pains. More.
- Hot-Stone Massage – This massage uses Swedish massage techniques together with smooth hot stones, usually made of basalt, and heated using hot water. More.