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Massage therapy

I offer a combination of relaxation, deep tissue and myofascial release techniques to provide a personalised holistic experience according to your needs.
Hand massage
Relaxation massage

Relaxation massage techniques are applied when the aim of treatment is to mentally and physically unwind, recover and cope through times of stress. Or, when one simply wants to feel good about themselves, naturally.

Relaxation massage sessions can still aim to alleviate muscular tension in areas of your concern. Using long and slow strokes, we work to lengthen muscle fibres and promote an increase in blood circulation, which assists with removing microbial waste products built up in your tissues – often stored in adhesions, or “knots”.

By applying a comfortable level of pressure expressed by you, the massage session will bring a shift from the sympathetic nervous system to the parasympathetic – from “fight or flight” to “rest and digest”. It is not uncommon to fall asleep.

Deep tissue

Now we are sinking deeper into the layers of muscle, tendons and fascia. Pain is not the aim of the game, in fact, pain is detrimental to the effects of massage and we will always seek to stay a few steps beneath that threshold, through communication with you before and during the session.

You can expect trigger point compressions – held long enough to gain a release with your breath – and the use of forearms and elbows. Deep tissue massage is not forceful – massage strokes will move through your muscle fibres like water melting through ice, intuitive of your comfort and your muscle responses.

Deep tissue is effective in releasing chronic muscle tension, increasing range of motion and decreasing pain.

Myofascial release

Fascia provides the structural architecture for our bodies. It is connective tissue and it wraps around your muscles, bones, organs, veins and nerves in multi-layered sheets which stretch from your head to your toes.

It connects our muscles and gives our bodies the dynamic ability to function as a whole, as an interconnected system.

MFR is a wonderful massage technique for relieving pain and tension in areas where a specific source is hard to find. Because of the fascia’s continuous nature throughout the body, your area of pain or tension may be caused by a restriction further away, along the fascial planes, and MFR will help to address this.

No oil is used, and strokes are slow. This is so the massage therapist’s hands may engage the fascia and maintain sustained pressure until a release and stretch is felt. MFR also has a profound effect on the nervous system and is a great option for those who have high stress, suffer from fibromyalgia, or need a gentler approach for their chronic pain.

“Jock helps myofascial issues”

Jock is a mindful and professional practitioner. His knowledge and intuition surpass expectations. Works extremely well with other practitioners to provide essential care for his clients. Highly recommend for his ability to help myofascial issues and muscle work. ─ Wendy