Massage therapy near Wokingham, Berkshire – a great way to achieve total relaxation, unwind and just chill-out.
In addition to this its benefits go far beyond, helping to relieve any tension that is held in the body due to stress, exercise or postural habits from acts such as sitting at a desk all day.
Massage uses specified techniques to identify problem areas that are stiff, knotted or painful called adhesions in the muscular system. When using these techniques, massage can help to release these knots, aches and pains by applying varying degrees of pressure and specified movements to allow the oxygen from the blood to flow freely again, releasing the tension and the toxins with it!
Whilst some of the strokes are the same as in classic (Swedish) massage, the pace of a deep tissue massage tends to be slower and pressure is applied more strongly, concentrating on problem areas. Your massage therapist may also use their forearms, elbows, fingertips and knuckles as well as their hands in order to break-up adhesions. These bands of rigid tissue can cause pain and inflammation, and restrict movement and circulation in muscle tissue. Deep tissue massage works to realign the different layers of tissue, treating the tendons, ligaments and fascia (the protective layer of tissues which surrounds the bones, joints and muscles) as well as the muscles to release tension and provide pain relief.
The massage treatments that are offered also aid in achieving a sense of wellness by improving the circulation around the body, boosting the immune system, detox and by allowing any stress to be released from the body, our bodies natural healing mechanisms can work at optimum levels in its naturally balanced state for overall well-being in mind, body & spirit.
Anyone can benefit from massage whether you are an athlete, someone who suffers from muscular tension & pains or someone who suffers from stress. The benefits are endless…
Gabriella offers a range of massage treatments from traditional Swedish Massage, Full body massage, Back massage and her signature Reiki Massage. Many of her clients come from Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire just a short drive away from her treatment room in High Wycombe.
Here are just some of the benefits:
- Promotes relaxation
- Helps to relieve anxiety & stress
- Reduces muscle tension
- Assists in breaking down adhesions within muscles
- Improves posture and mobility
- Increases the circulation of blood around the body to the muscles
- Improving the supply of oxygen and nutrients to the muscles
- Aids the removal of waste products and toxins – DETOX!
- Creates greater sense of well-being and boots immune system.
If you are looking for a relaxing massage with a bit of a kick to help ease out muscle knots and tension then this is the one for you. The pressure varies between relaxing effleurage (long relaxing strokes) and petrissage (kneading type strokes) to deep cross friction to relieve tight muscles and stubborn muscle knots and adhesions. Forearms, fists and knuckles are often used in this massage to increase the pressure. This massage focuses on muscle tissue, tendons plus the deep and superficial fascia that lies under your skin and surrounds muscles bones and joints.