Massage therapy is the manipulation of soft tissues of the body, particularly muscles. It can be used for relaxation, stimulation or rehabilitation of the whole body or part of it. Touch is the core ingredient of massage therapy. The therapist uses specific techniques for massage in conjunction with the right amount of pressure to locate areas of tension and other soft-tissue problems using a variety of moves. The basic goal of massage therapy is to help the body heal itself and to increase health and well-being.
When muscles are overworked, waste products such as lactic acid can accumulate in the muscle, causing soreness, stiffness, and even muscle spasm. Massage improves circulation, which increases blood flow, bringing fresh oxygen to body tissues. This can assist the elimination of waste products, speed healing after injury, and enhance recovery from disease.
Therapeutic massage can be used to promote general well-being and enhance self-esteem, while boosting the circulatory and immune systems to benefit blood pressure, circulation, muscle tone, digestion, and skin tone.
It has been incorporated into many health systems, and different massage techniques have been developed and integrated into various complementary therapies. Massage has many amazing physiological and psychological benefits as we have spoken about in our other sections and each session is tailored to meet each individual client’s requirements. Clients come for a wide variety of reasons and / or conditions but massage can also just be about relaxation. It is hugely popular and beneficial as a pre and post event massage as it relieves muscles of fatigue, soreness and stiffness.
Warning: A medical professional should always be consulted for any medical physiological and/or psychological conditions. Complementary therapies are not a substitute for, but work in conjunction with conventional medicines and the medical profession / care teams. Referral from a G.P. or healthcare team may be required in some cases.
Each session is tailored specifically to each client’s requirements and following a full consultation and patch test a treatment plan can be selected for sessions and homecare.
Cost of treatments:
90 Minute Session - The Real Full Body (includes Neck, Back, Shoulders, Legs, Feet, Arms, Hands, Abdomen, Décolletage, Face & Scalp). – €60
60 Minute Session - (Areas can be selected and agreed prior to treatment) - €45
30 Minute Session - (Areas can be selected and agreed prior to treatment) – €30