The word Massage is derived from the Greek ‘masso’ to knead and the Arabic ‘mass’ to press gently. It has been used as a form of therapy for thousands of years, for touch is the most instinctive response to pain. Massage is both natural and instinctive. If you knock yourself, your automatic reaction is to rub the area vigorously. This automatic reaction can be finely tuned and called ‘a massage.’
Massage can be either invigorating or relaxing depending on how it is done. Short and fast massage has a stimulating effect whereas longer stokes and slower massage has a relaxing effect. Massage can have positive effects on the skin, nerves, blood vessels, muscles, lymph and some of the internal organs, for example self-massage of the colon can have an excellent effect on the bodies elimination processes. However its most popular application is to induce the sense of relaxation and well being.
Garry Trainer Clinic offers a variety of massage treatments –
Deep Tissue & Pressure Point Massage
This massage is offered in 30, 60 or 90 minute sessions
The 30 minute massage focuses on the neck, shoulder and back and the 60 and 90 minute focuses on the whole body.
This treatment is designed to reach deep portions of the muscles and its purpose is to release individual muscle fibres thereby releasing toxic build-up in the tissues and deeply held patterns of tension. This effective deep tissue massage increases blood flow, reduces pain and releases pressure on nerves and muscles caused by chronic or injured tissue. It helps to release intense knots of muscle tension and induce a deep feeling of relaxation and well-being.
Sports Massage for Sports Injuries
(30, 60 or 90 Minute Treatment)
This deep massage is applied to the muscle groups and includes articulation and mobilisation techniques of the joints.
This massage is used to drain muscle fatigue after exercise, relieve swelling, reduce muscle tension, promote flexibility & prevent / help heal injuries.
Sports Massage is ideal for loosening muscle groups to regain flexibility & prevent strains occurring and is developed from osteopathic techniques used prior to manipulation to prepare and loosen the soft tissues.
10 or 20 minutes
Applied through clothes, this massage can be either relaxing or invigorating depending on your requirements. Please call for appointments.
See : Massage Package Specials