Services

Massage & Manual Soft Tissue Therapy

Massage & Manual Soft Tissue Therapy is Offered at the Centre by:

Sarah Dumke

Holistic Massage Therapist, MFHT

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Gemma Price

Complementary Therapist BSc. Hons (MFHT) (CNHC)

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Janet O'Callaghan

Osteopath MOst, PGCert in Animal Osteopathy, GOsC & Sports Massage Therapist

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Lawan Phillips

Traditional Thai Yoga & Foot Massage

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Jennifer Fearon

Complementary Therapist BSc(Hons)

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Lorna Gallagher

Massage Therapist

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Aranya Condon

Traditional Thai Yoga Massge

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Emma Kidd

Cranio-Sacral Occupational Therapist & Doula

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Heather Smith

Soft Tissue Therapist, PhD, ISRM (Dip) CNHC registered

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  • Aromatherapy Massage
  • Indian Head Massage
  • Sports Massage
  • Swedish Massage
  • Traditional Thai Massage

Aromatherapy massage is massage therapy with essential oils (highly concentrated plant oils) added to the massage oil or lotion. Inhaling essential oils through the nose is thought to promote beneficial changes in the mind and body by affecting the limbic system (a region of the brain known to influence the nervous system). Essential oils are also absorbed through the skin, offering a number of beneficial properties to the health of the user. Each essential oil used in aromatherapy has different properties. For example, some calm while others energize. Your aromatherapist will blend oils for you specific to your state of mind and aims for the session and can be tailored to support any current health issues you are having.

Indian Head Massage is a safe, accessible, and convenient therapeutic treatment that can be performed either in the clinic or the workplace. Treatment can provide instant relief from tension and stress symptoms and induce a state of calm, peace and tranquillity and also promote high levels of alertness and concentration. This simple yet effective therapy uses a variety of techniques to manipulate soft tissue. It is performed with the client in a seated position, usually through light clothing and without the use of oils. The therapist uses a range of different massage pressures and rhythms to stimulate the head, neck, and upper back and shoulder area. A typical massage will last between 30-45 minutes. Indian Head Massage provides relief from aches and pains, promotes a healthy scalp and hair, and helps induce relaxation and a feeling of well-being.

Sports massage is a form of massage involving the manipulation of soft tissue to benefit a person engaged in regular physical activity. Soft tissue is connective tissue that has not hardened into bone and cartilage; it includes skin, muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia (a form of connective tissue that lines and ensheathes the other soft tissues). Sports massage is designed to assist in correcting problems and imbalances in soft tissue that are caused from repetitive and strenuous physical activity and trauma. The application of sports massage, prior to and after exercise, may enhance performance, aid recovery and prevent injury. Sports Massage is not solely for athletes. It can be highly beneficial in preparation for exercise and flushing and stretching the muscles following but anyone who feels the need for invigoration and rejuvenation can benefit from it. E.g. Desk based professionals where stiffness and general aches and pains can set in.

Swedish massage therapy is the best-known type of bodywork performed today. One of the primary goals of the Swedish massage technique is to relax the entire body. This is accomplished by rubbing the muscles with long gliding strokes in the direction of blood returning to the heart. Swedish massage is exceptionally beneficial for increasing the level of oxygen in the blood, decreasing muscle toxins, improving circulation and flexibility while easing tension. Additional Swedish massage techniques include circular pressure applied by the hands and palms, firm kneading, percussion-like tapping, bending and stretching. Before and during your Swedish massage session, communication is encouraged with your professional massage therapist so that your massage is customized to your specific needs.

Traditional Thai Massage This is a unique form of therapy used to relax, rejuvenate the body and reinvigorate the mind. Thai massage is body manipulation techniques that help to balance the energies of the body by stimulating natural energy lines (meridians) and pressure points. Head, Neck and Shoulder Massage Traditional Thai head, neck and shoulder massage is a great way to relax and relive stress and tension. Advanced Thai Medical Massage Therapy This type of massage therapy focuses on deep stretching and acupressure points for the relief of more than 50 minor ailments, such as: muscle sprains, tennis elbow, stiff neck, back pain, fatigue, stiffness and nervous tension. It also helps to make muscles, joints and tendons more supple and is helpful in preventing the atrophy (wasting away) of muscles in elderly people who are unable to exercise. Thai Oil Massage This type of massage is extremely relaxing. It tends to be a little softer than Traditional Thai Massage. The powerful soothing properties of the oils relax body and mind, reduce fatigue and clear out toxins. The massage focuses on the meridians and pressure points, stimulating the flow of vital energy. to learn more about Thai Massage visit the main page https://integralhealthshrewsbury.com/services/traditional-thai-massage/