Massage 4 Sports
Massage is the manipulation of superficial and deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue to enhance the function and promote relaxation and well-being. Massage involves acting on and manipulating the body with pressure – structured, unstructured, stationary, or moving – tension, motion, or vibration, done manually or with mechanical aids. Target tissues may include muscles, tendons, ligaments, skin, joints, or other connective tissue, as well as lymphatic vessels, or organs of the gastrointestinal system.
The following are various types of massage which Nancy offers:
Sports massage is a passive manual treatment designed to increase athletic performance and recovery by breaking down fibrous tissue caused by over training. It also helps to reduce muscle tension, relieve muscular fatigue, prevent injury and improve recovery time between training and competitions. The massage is best performed either 2-3 days after competition or 2-3 days before. Oil or cream is applied to the area being treated.
This is a calming style of massage that utilises a number of flowing techniques designed at soothing the muscles and easing tension. It also helps to improve circulation and boosts the immune system by stimulating lymphatic flow. Therapeutic massage encourages relaxation and allows complete restoration of the body and mind. This massage is best performed a few days before a big race or competition to calm the nerves or can be a great way to relieve the stress and strains of work. Oil or cream is applied to the area being treated.
Hot Stone Massage
Hot stone massage is a specialty massage that uses smooth, heated stones made form basalt. The stones are used as tools to deliver effective tissue and muscle massage at a pressure level comfortable to the client. The heat provided by the stones is both deeply relaxing and helps release muscle tension by improving circulation and leaves you feeling totally relaxed and refreshed. Hot stones can be applied during sports massage to get deeper into those hard to reach muscle groups and the heat from the stones will provide a greater release in muscle tension.
Thai Yoga Massage
This deep healing massage works to overcome and prevent imbalances in the body, resulting in physical, energetic and emotional well-being. Thai yoga massage involves a blend of deep tissue massage, passive stretching and acupressure. The massage is performed on a matted floor and fully clothed.
Indian Head massage
A wonderfully relaxing treatment focused on the scalp, shoulders, face and neck. Helps to relieve eye strain, tension, headaches and fatigue. Macadamia hair oil is used on request to nourish and hydrate the hair line. This treatment is performed fully clothed.
Nancy is also available to hire for pamper parties and weekends offering the selection of treatment options above.