Massage Therapy is an age old technique uses both stretching and pressure in a rhythmic flow with the aim to help improve blood flow, promote soft tissue healing, relieve pain and bolster psychological well-being.
Swedish massage is a type of massage technique that uses long, kneading and gentle massage strokes that are believed to promote the release of your body’s natural endorphins. In addition to promoting muscle relaxation, Swedish massage could also improve emotional well-being and mindfulness.
Sports massage techniques are very similar to the techniques used in Swedish massage, with the main difference being that sports massage uses more pressure to work deep into the tissue and puts focus on more specific areas of the body.
The overall research evidence regarding massage therapy and its benefits over other treatment options (i.e., exercise therapy) had so far been rather limited and indefinite (NCCIH 2018).
However, incorporating massage therapy in addition to exercise therapy, education and advice had been linked with the following benefits in some studies and anecdotal evidence:
In some cases, massage therapy is not safe nor appropriate for certain people with any of the conditions below:
All of our massage therapy services do not include a comprehensive assessment but are only provided as treatment adjuncts. If you require a comprehensive assessment for your specific concern, please explore our physiotherapy services.
Additionally, the duration stated for each massage service include prep and clear up time, as well as the time to complete the intake form.
Our standard service fees only apply to all bookings within the Torbay area. Bookings for areas outside of Torbay (i.e., Newton Abbot, Teignmouth, etc.) are subject to an additional travel fee per visit (15 miles maximum from Torquay).
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