Soft-tissue massage techniques may be used in your physiotherapy treatment regime although more often than not it is only a part of the overall treatment, depending on the problem. It helps to alleviate any tension or stress which builds up in your body’s soft tissue.
Massage tends to be more general or to larger groups of muscle or whole limbs or back etc whereas the soft tissue techniques used during a physiotherapy treatment would target a very specific area.
Sports Massage is a combination of soft and deep tissue techniques, used to reduce tension in muscles and help increase mobility.This treatment is for both amateur and elite sports people, whatever your sport! It can be used pre/post event, as part of a rehabilitation programme and during training to aid recovery and help prevent injury. Your Sports Massage will always be tailored to suit your specific requirements. Sports Massage is delivered by our Physiotherapists as well as our dedicated Massage Therapist.
Remedial Massage is delivered by our dedicated Massage Therapist using a variety of techniques, bringing in technical elements of sports massage and the relaxation qualities of Swedish Massage. This treatment is for people with any kind of postural discomfort or general tightness affecting day to day tasks. Remedial Massage can help reduce tension in muscles, lower stress and anxiety levels, and improve sleep and mood states. Remedial Massage can improve both physical and mental wellbeing.
Oncology Massage (available with Brian Doyle only)
An oncology massage can make a real difference for people living with cancer, whatever stage they are at in their experience. To deliver oncology massage requires specialist training involving an increased understanding of presentation and pathology, as well as adaption of many key massage techniques.
Reported benefits of oncology massage include feelings of comfort due to physical touch, relaxation, lessening of some symptoms (e.g. muscular tension) and over time increase general wellbeing and confidence.
Staggeringly, statistics suggest 1 in 2 of us will have to deal with cancer in our lifetime. So share the information about this specialist service with anyone that it could make a positive difference to their experience. Or perhaps feel empowered to try it yourself and benefit from the difference it can make.
Expect to be treated in a caring, empathetic way by an experienced practitioner who will help you feel relaxed with his calm, competent manner, gentle humour and acknowledgement that you probably aren’t feeling your best.