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Swedish Massage involves hands-on techniques such as Efflurange and Pettrisage. It is intended to help circulation, reduce stress, relieve anxiety, improve sleep, and promote relaxation throughout the entire body. While relaxation massage is wonderful for you, it is less effective than the deeper styles for changing soft tissue tension. It is normally recommended to receive deeper styles when you are suffering pain and leave relaxation for when you just want to relax.
Hot Stone Massage
A hot stone massage is a type of massage therapy used to help you relax and ease tense muscles and damaged soft tissues throughout your body. During a hot stone massage, smooth, flat, heated stones are placed on specific parts of your body, then are used to massage tension spots. The stones are usually made of basalt, a type of volcanic rock that retains heat.
Pre and post event sports massage is specifically designed to help an athlete perform at their best and recover as quickly and effectively as possible after their event. Pre event massage can be carried out anytime from two days to immediately before an event. Post event massage should be done as soon as possible after the event.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue massage involves applying firm pressure and slow strokes to reach deeper layers of muscle and fascia (the connective tissue surrounding muscles). It's designed to help chronic aches and pain and contracted areas such as a stiff neck and upper back, low back pain, leg muscle tightness, and sore shoulders.
Myofascial Release is a safe and very effective hands-on technique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure into the Myofascial connective tissue restrictions to help eliminating pain and restore motion. This essential “time element” has to do with the viscous flow and the piezoelectric phenomenon: a low load (gentle pressure) applied slowly will allow a viscoelastic medium (fascia) to elongate.
Trigger Point Therapy
A trigger point is a tight area within muscle tissue that causes pain in other parts of the body. A trigger point in the back, for example, may produce referral pain in the neck. The neck, now acting as a satellite trigger point, may then cause pain in the head. The pain may be sharp and intense or a dull ache. Trigger point massage therapy is specifically designed to alleviate the source of the pain through cycles of isolated pressure and release. In this type of massage for trigger point therapy, the recipient actively participates through deep breathing as well as identifying the exact location and intensity of the discomfort. Receiving massage with trigger point therapy on a regular basis can help naturally manage pain and stress from chronic injuries.
Remedial or Therapeutic Massage Therapy is defined as the mobilization of soft tissue (such as muscle, fascia and body fluids) to restore normal systemic and biomechanical/functional use. A combination of Swedish Massage, deep tissue and trigger point therapy can be used to assist in the treatment. Remedial Therapy results in improved circulatory, lymphatic and neurological functioning.
About Alleviate Therapy:
Situated right in the heart of the Wellington City in the St George Building on the Corner of Willis Street and Boulcott Street, Alleviate Therapy is a sought after Health Care Practice. Alleviate Therapy believes Massage Therapy encompasses the philosophy that the body knows how to heal itself and touch is the messenger that sends the signal to the body to do what its own wisdom tells it. If it is practised in a professional environment and applied correctly, it is one of the most powerful methods of treating and preventing pain as well as helping one to achieve a total state of well-being in a non-invasive, safe and healing way.