Treatments

All massage treatments are designed to suit the needs and requirements of you, an individual. Each person is unique and the treatment reflects this. If it is your first appointment a short consultation is included, so please allow an extra 15 minutes on top of your treatment time. Each massage has the unhurried hands-on time advertised, no shortcuts or rushing you out of the door!

Choose on the day whether you would like a treatment to purely relax, have time and space to unwind, or maybe you need some deep tissue clinical massage methods to address areas of pain or restricted movement. A combination of advanced bodywork techniques may be the best therapeutic  choice for you. Self-help advice for preventing future pain and reducing existing pain is also offered.

HOLISTIC SWEDISH MASSAGE

Swedish massage was developed in the nineteenth century by the Swede Pir Henrik Ling. It is a system of treatments using passive and active movements, manipulating the body’s soft tissue to affect the muscles, fascia, tendons and ligaments. This in turn aids the body’s circulation and lymph flow, digestion, waste removal and neural communication. This massage can be deeply relaxing or invigorating.

 

CLINICAL MEDICAL MASSAGE

This is a remedial deep tissue massage to relieve acute or long term chronic pain conditions.

After an initial consultation, in which the areas of pain   are established,  the muscles and soft tissue causing the pain are identified, then treated by a variety of methods designed to break down any adhesions within the muscles which cause stiffness and pain.

Trigger points are ‘knots’ or areas which are tender to the touch. They can sometimes refer pain to another part of the body. The pain can normally be resolved within 1 to 6 visits for treatment.

A combination of advanced massage techniques are used. Deep tissue massage, along with myofascial release, soft tissue release,  stretching and hydrotherapy where appropriate. The right combination of clinical massage techniques will aim to lengthen the affected muscles and thus increase the range of movement and flexibility.

Advice for homecare and self treatment is always offered, including stretches for the affected muscles, exercises for muscle strengthening, self-treating massage techniques and postural advice. This will all greatly help the recovery time, teach you to ease any pain you have yourself and increase your flexibility.

Fascia painting

MYOFASCIAL RELEASE

Fascia plays a crucial role in the support of our bodies. It surrounds and attaches to everything inside of us and so provides stability within us by creating a constant pull. If our body is represented as a tent, our bones can be thought of as tent poles, which are unable to support  anything without the constant pull of the guy ropes (or fascia) to keep the needed tension to allow the tent (or body) to remain upright. In the normal healthy state the fascia is relaxed and wavy in configuration. It can stretch and move without restriction.

After physical trauma however, the fascia loses its pliability. It becomes tight, restricted and a source of tension to the rest of the body. Trauma, such as a fall, sporting injury,  whiplash, surgery or just habitual poor posture over time and repetitive stress injuries affects it and hence the way our body moves.

The use of myofascial release techniques in massage tend to be very slow and work gently into areas of restriction, allowing the fascia to relax and the restrictions to ease. The results are profound and generally long lasting.

 

MASSAGE FOR PREGNANCY

Massage is highly beneficial for both pre and post natal care. It reduces stress, enables relaxation, reduces oedema, lowers blood pressure, increases flexibility, helps insomnia and reduces the strains and pains of carrying this extra weight on the body. Massage helps your body to adapt to the physical stresses of pregnancy using suitable techniques and positions for each stage.

 

TO DISCUSS YOUR REQUIREMENTS OR BOOK AN APPOINTMENT, PLEASE CALL LUCY ON BRIGHTON 01273 696858 OR 07870 137724

If you get voicemail please leave a message and Lucy will get back to you the moment she is free. Opening hours are monday to friday only, not weekends.

Legitimate massage enquiries only please.