Tui Na (pronounced Twee-Nah) is an ancient Chinese therapy. Tui Na is also known as needleless acupuncture. It is one of the four main branches of traditional Chinese medicine along with Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine and Qi Gong. The treatment promotes the flow of Qi and Blood by removing obstructions from the meridian pathways. This is done by separating adhesions, relieving pain and spasms, relaxing muscles and tendons, invigorating circulation and regulating the functions of the nervous system. For more info check the Tui-Na page.
Therapeutic Massage can either be soothing and relaxing or an invigorating wake up for all the body’s systems. With this treatment you can combat stress, revitalise energy and experience deep relaxation. Massage can be used in the treatment and prevention of disease and stress. It releases tension trapped within the muscles, joints and connective tissue while also having positive psychological benefits.
Reflexology is an ancient complementary therapy, originally developed in ancient China. It involves stimulating pressure points in the feet or hands to enhance the health of the body’s organs and harmonise energy flow within the body, revitalising and enhancing your total health. Reflexology has been shown to be effective in:
- reducing stress, dealing with tension and anxiety
- improving sleep
- digestive problems
- menstrual and menopause problems
- skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis etc
Indian Head Massage is based on the Ayurvedic system of healing which has been practised in India for over a thousand years. The aim of Indian head massage is to release the stress that has accumulated in the tissues, muscles and joints of the head, face, neck, and shoulders. It is used to help reduce stress, fatigue and increase mental clarity. It is also especially good for relieving headaches, migraine and sinusitis.
Deep Tissue Massage is a massage technique that focuses on the deeper layers of muscle tissue. It is a highly effective method for releasing chronically tense, tight, knotty areas due to misalignment, repetitive motions, and lingering injuries. Slower strokes and more direct deep pressure or friction is applied across the grain of the muscles, removing toxins, while relaxing and soothing the muscle. It is both corrective and therapeutic.
Sports Massage is an effective and beneficial form of physical therapy, not only for active sports people, or those requiring therapy after a soft tissue injury, but also for those people seeking relief from muscle tension or requiring a massage for the maintenance of healthy muscles. The principal aims of sports massage are:
- the enhancement of a sports persons performance
- the prevention of injury
- the recovery of an athlete after an event
- Sports massage can therefore enhance the physical, physiological and psychological well being of an athlete.
Neuromuscular Physical Therapy (NMT) is a manual therapy specialising in the treatment of soft tissue pain and injury (including change in sensation). NMT enhances the function of joints, muscles, and the general biomechanics of the body. It also helps improve postural alignment. A special focus is given to the treatment of trigger points, local ischemia, neural interferences, postural and bio-mechanical dysfunctions, nutritional factors and emotional wellbeing. For more info check the Neuromuscular page.