Established in 2010 specifically to specialise in Holistic, Sport and Remedial Massage.
Born out of a passionate belief in the benefits of massage as an alternative/complementary therapy. Massage is rooted within human culture and is believed to date back to 3000 BC.
My name is Lisa-Jayne Fallows, I am a Sport, Remedial and Holistic Massage Specialist. I pride myself on being able to deliver remedial massage, not just as a way of relaxation but a real focus on the cause of muscle tension and the pain associated with particular muscle groups. I work closely with every client to establish the treatment and massage type that suits their needs, ensuring you get the results you deserve. Many clients will have been miss-diagnosed with aches and injuries, pulled muscles, shoulder, neck, back pain or poor recovery from an operation or just plain overdoing it. Once a week I offer a new client the opportunity to visit the center for a complimentary consultation and treatment, just to experience the positive results of deep tissue therapy, and don’t worry you don’t have to be an elite athlete to have this treatment it’s on offer for all those who suffer from muscle pain.
SPORTS & REMEDIAL MASSAGE
Sport and Remedial massage is a form of massage which focuses on muscle systems. It can combine Swedish style massage with dynamic massage, soft tissue release, PNF stretch, neuromuscular techniques and deep tissue massage though the pressure applied is much greater than with traditional Swedish massage. Sports therapy can be used to aid recovery from injury or as a preventative measure.
Not just for the sportsperson or athlete, sports therapy can also help with postural imbalances and musculoskeletal disorders.
There are many benefits to having a sports massage both in training, post event and recovery and for general postural and muscle dysfunction. Potential benefits include:
- Faster recovery from micro damage and trauma
- Increased flexibility and range of motion
- Relief from fatigue
- Reduced injury healing time
- Improved circulation
- Reduced muscle tension, cramping and inflammation
- Improved lymphatic flow
- Assist in removal of metabolic waste
- Sedate or stimulate nerve endings
- Increase or decrease muscle tone
- Increase or decrease muscle length
- Re-model scar tissue when required
- Assist in mental/physical preparation for sporting events and participation
Swedish massage is the most commonly used massage in the western world and has proven effects on the body‘s anatomical systems. Using a firm but gentle pressure, massage improves the circulation, relaxes tense muscles, therefore easing aches and pains, stretches ligaments and tendons, improving flexibility and creating relaxation.
Through particular techniques, Swedish massage is known to stimulate the skin and nervous system, aid in lymphatic circulation helping reduce fluid retention, can assist in breaking down cellulite and, in general, reduce emotional and physical stress. Benefits include:
- Increased blood circulation
- Improved lymphatic flow
- Alleviation of headaches
- Increased healing of injury/illness
- Mental and physical relaxation
- Improvement in sleep pattern
- Relief of stress, anxiety and depression
- Improvement of quality of life
INDIAN HEAD MASSAGE
Indian Head massage works on areas affected by mental and emotional stress. In Western culture today we spend much of our time in our heads, so this treatment can really help to calm the mind and is surprisingly deeply relaxing.
Working with a firm and gentle rhythm it helps to relieve muscular discomfort and tension as well as calming the spirit and aiding relaxation, it also improves circulation in the head, enhances the senses and promotes clear thinking.
The massage usually begins with the upper back, where a combination of deep massage and pressure points help to relax the muscles and to loosen and melt knots. Moving through the shoulders and upper arms further releases the common spots for holding stress and tension, it then works deeply into the neck where tension accumulates and relieves headaches and improves cerebral spinal fluid circulation. Moving up to the scalp, techniques are used which stimulate, relax and revive the whole of the head, increasing circulation and promoting healthy hair. Finally the treatment may include a gentle face massage with techniques that help circulation, skin tone, sinus and headache problems.
Significant improvement noticed with:
- Migraine and headaches
- Stress related disorders
- Insomnia and disturbed sleep
- Temporal – Mandibular Joint tension (TMJ)
- Suppleness and flexibility to head, neck and shoulders
- Increase of oxygen and glucose supply to the brain
- Scalp stimulation increasing blood circulation, promoting healthy hair
- Increases cerebral spinal fluid circulation
- Improves muscle tone
- Calms the respiratory system, helping asthma