Touch makes us feel better, due to the release of oxytocin and endorphins, but also psychologically making us feel more connected and reducing levels of stress.
- Muscle tension
- Muscle spasm & cramping
- Sciatic pain
- Swelling oedema
- Back, neck and shoulder discomfort caused by hormonal and postural changes
- Quality of sleep
- Reduce headaches
- Relieve heartburn
- Balance mood-swings & help depression
Studies show that women who receive regular massages have fewer complications during their pregnancy and labour and that their babies are more settled and content, suffering fewer baby ailments. Although pregnancy is a wonderful time, many changes take place in the mother’s body as the baby develops. This can put strain and pressure on the joints, ligaments and organs causing some pain and discomfort which massage can help alleviate.
In addition, research also shows that the baby can greatly benefit from massage as endorphins (feel good chemicals) are released by the mother during massage that are passed onto the baby. Quite often the therapist will feel the baby kick and move as it too responds to the massage treatment.
Deep Tissue and Remedial Massage (AKA Sports Massage)
Sports Massage isn’t just for sports people and athletes, massage can work holistically with the whole body and has been seen to have an effect not just on the body physically (i.e with the muscles, & circulation) but also help to ease tension and help relieve stress neurologically. By mechanically working with the soft tissues of the body, you can help to relax and lengthen and stretch the body which will improve the range of motion and consequently greater flexibility and ease of movement. Neurologically a massage works directly and indirectly with the parasympathetic and sympathetic pathways of the nervous system. Massage can relax and increase the production of endorphins – the bodies’ natural pain killers & ‘feel good’ hormone.
Deep Oscillation therapy is characterised by an intermittent electro-static field, which is built up between the hands of the therapist or an applicator attachment and the soft tissue of the patient, by means of the Hiva mat machine. The patient’s tissue is then attracted and released in the selected frequency, which through a unique patented process triggers a deeply penetrating and lasting resonance, (Deep Oscillation) of the tissues. What makes this form of therapy unique is that it penetrates much deeper into body tissue than traditional manual methods thus allowing previously ‘untreatable’ injuries to be manipulated with the minimum of physical pressure. Electrostatic waves create a kneading effect deep within the damaged tissue, restoring flexibility and blood supply to the affected area. This also helps to accelerate regeneration of injury, swellings and bruises.
Your Time Massage
Our massage partners, Your Time Massage, are a team of experienced masseurs, trained in a variety of techniques.