Holistic Massage

 

The body responds to a massage in two main ways. Firstly, there is a physical effect on the body such as reducing of muscle stiffness or increasing of joint mobility.  Then there are psychological benefits, such as feelings of relaxation and well-being.  A holistic massage addresses both aspects and will have a positive physical and emotional effect.

 

 

Sports Massage

 

Sports massage, like other forms of massage, helps improve the suppleness and flexibility of muscles and joints. It improves lymph and blood circulation and assists body systems in functioning at their optimum level. Sports massage also has more specific benefits:

 

  • Speeds up the healing of damaged or overworked tissue and muscles thus reduces recovery time
  • Increases fitness capabilities and performance potential
  • Prevents future injury by identifying and treating current muscle weakness, tiredness and problem areas
  • Post-event massage helps clear out waste and toxins, for example lactic acid from muscles, reducing stiffness and enabling a faster recovery than post-event rest
  • Helps break up adhesions that can develop between the fascia of different muscles, thus improving muscle suppleness and mobility
  • Enables muscles and joints to heal faster after injury
  • Improves flexibility
  • Peak performance can be reached faster and, once reached, sustained over

 

Reflexology

 

Reflexology is a popular and relaxing treatment based on the principle that reflex points on the soles, tops and sides of the feet correspond to areas throughout the body.

 

In this way, the feet can be seen as a map of the body.  Reflexologists work on the reflex points with their thumbs, fingers or knuckles, using specialised massage techniques, thought to help correct imbalances of the body.

 

 

Naturopathy

 

The definition of naturopathy is the system of healthcare which encourages and promotes the body's natural, self-healing mechanisms using an eclectic approach. Nutrition is one of these approaches; as Hippocrates stated "Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food".

 

Read more about how naturopathic nutrition could benefit you, here.

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