Massage in Durham

Massage has a range of benefits that make it a useful healing therapy:

  • Improving circulation and carrying essential nutrients to injured or problem areas
  • Improving lymphatic drainage to remove harmful waste products from sites of injury or areas of prolonged tension
  • Stimulating the nervous system to facilitate healing
  • Breaking down the excess scar tissue and adhesions that can form in problem areas
  • Promoting relaxation; improving muscle tone

massage person2Releasing holding/stress patterns within the myofascial network to improve posture and function.

Remedial Massage makes use of a wide range of techniques such as:

  • Joint mobilization techniques
  • Trigger point therapy
  • Myofascial release techniques
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation

With this type of therapy we usually work on specific areas and not always on the site of pain.

Many athletes, from amateur to professional standard, enjoy the benefits of pre and post event sports massage.  This type of sports massage is helpful in speeding up recovery, spotting areas of concern and dealing with them before they cause problems.

You don’t have to be a sports person to benefit from sports massage. We can provide both sports or Swedish style therapeutic massage as well.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How much of my clothing will I have to remove, I do feel self conscious about this?

You will only need to remove clothing from the area to be treated.  However, with the effective use of towels, only the area being worked on will be exposed.  I always ensure that the client is comfortable.  If I need to adjust clothing I will always ask for your permission first.  I don’t do naturist massage, so I don’t permit the complete removal of underwear.

  • How long will it be before I feel the effects of treatment?

This really depends on quite a few factors.  This varies depending on the person being treated, how long the condition has existed, muscles and other structures involved, etc.  However, most people feel a positive change immediately, although it can take a week or more for the full effects to be felt.

  • How many treatments will it take?

Again, this is a difficult question to answer.  It generally takes more than one treatment for full recovery.  Although, there is no obligation to make further appointments, you are in charge.

 

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