Massage

At the Health and Vitality Centre, we offer a range of massage services including deep tissue, sports therapy and pregnancy massage.

These can be part of a wider treatment process, or individually booked. For more information on which treatment is right for you, and to discuss available appointments please contact us.

Georgie – Massage Therapist

Monday – 2.30pm to 8.00pm

Tuesday – 9.30am to 12.30pm

Thursday – 2.30pm to 8.00pm

Friday – 2.30pm to 8.00pm

Amy – Massage Therapist

Wednesday – 2.30pm to 8.00pm

Saturday – 9.30am to 12.30pm

Prices

25 Minute Massage – £31.50

55 Minute Massage – £57.00

Book an appointment

If you are interested in hearing more about the benefits of massage or would like to book an appointment, please contact us today.

How Massage Can Help

Our massage therapists are soft tissue experts that help to relieve pain, enhance muscular relaxation and improve range of motion. They use a variety of techniques to stimulate the soft tissues of the body. Now massage is increasingly used to complement standard treatment especially in chiropractic practices, for a wide range of medical conditions.

Massage is an effective tool to reduce stress, it can effectively reduce pain & relieves muscular tension.

Therapeutic massage has the potential to affect nearly every system in the body. Many studies have shown benefits ranging from treating ongoing chronic disease and injuries to alleviating the tension and stress of modern lifestyles. We have found great results for conditions like these below, especially when coupled with chiropractic care;

 

􏰀  Back pain/sciatica, neck and shoulder pain including rotator cuff syndrome

􏰀  Strain, sprains and muscular tightness

􏰀  Chronic and acute pain

􏰀  Headaches/migraine

􏰀  Anxiety and stress

􏰀 Neuropathy

􏰀 Sports injuries

􏰀 Tennis elbow

􏰀 Carpal tunnel and connective-tissue injuries

􏰀 Circulatory problems include him oedema

Massage and Exercise

With an increase in exercise comes the aches and pains of your muscles being worked in new and different ways. Delayed Onset of Muscle Soreness or DOMS is the stiffness and pain you feel after your work outs. It can occur straight after, the day after or a few days after exercise.

Many studies have shown that massage can be used to help reduce the intensity of muscle soreness. By having massage after your workouts, it will warm and stretch your muscles and help to remove any waste products such as lactic acid, therefore helping to reduce your post-workout DOMS. By targeting areas of tension in your muscles, massage can reduce your stiffness helping to speed up the recovery process of DOMS and allowing you to work out again sooner.

With any increase in the duration or intensity of exercise, massage is always beneficial as there will be many physical changes occurring as you start to move more. Soft tissue such as muscle, tendon and ligaments, become stronger, bones become denser, size and endurance of your muscles increases. Massage is a great way to look after your soft tissues, keeping them flexible and relaxed. It can also help with the prevention of any injuries by keeping muscles balanced and improving the speed and quality of repair of soft tissues after exercise.

Pregnancy Massage

Pregnancy massage is a must for mums to be. It has many benefits for mum and baby,  It can help relax, relieve aches and pains, and help through the changes that the body experiences.

During pregnancy, there are many physiological changes that occur. The extra weight of the growing baby shifts the women’s centre of gravity forward. The body compensates for this as the natural curve of the lower back becomes exaggerated, causing lower back pain, a common problem in pregnant women. In addition, the hormones released during pregnancy can cause the soft tissues of the body to soften. Muscles can become stretched and may become sore and tense.

Massage can help to alleviate stress on weight-bearing joints and the soft tissues of the body, decreasing discomfort like lower back pain, leg cramps, stiffness and tension. It can also help with other conditions such as sciatica, carpel tunnel syndrome, headaches, heartburn and constipation. Pregnancy massage increases blood circulation, which helps bring oxygen and nutrients to both mother and baby. It stimulates the lymphatic system to aid in the removal of toxins.

It is important for women to relax and enjoy carrying their baby. Massage provides time to unwind, reduce anxiety and stress, improve sleep and it also releases ‘feel-good’ hormones. Research suggests massage has an indirect relaxing effect on the baby as the mother becomes less stressed by the release of those feel-good hormones. Commonly, a more relaxed pregnancy and birth is a result of the mother feeling relaxed and as comfortable as possible through her pregnancy.