Categories: Treatments

Therapeutic massage

Therapeutic Massage encompasses elements drawn from a wide range of styles.  It can involve soft tissue manipulation, passive stretching, joint mobilization, acupressure, effleurage, petrissage, friction, tapotement and the use of fingers, thumbs, elbows, palms and forearms.

Each Therapeutic Massage is tailored to the needs of each client following an assessment..  The major objectives of the massage are to soothe tension, promote blood circulation and lymphatic drainage, improve muscular tone and mobility and bring a sense of wellbeing and relaxation.

Regular treatments of Therapeutic Massage have many health benefits:

  • Stretching and lengthening connective tissues and muscles
  • Improve circulation and cleansing of body fluids
  • Increase blood circulation (thereby relieving some arthritic/chronic pain)
  • Reduction in oedema/fluid retention in arms and legs
  • Removal of lactic acid from fatigued and sore muscles,
  • Breaking down or preventing adhesions (knots)
  • Boosting of the immune system
  • Soothing of the nervous system.
  • It reduces stress and tension and induces relaxation which benefits physical, mental and emotional well-being.
  • Nourish and improve skin tone
  • Release of Seratonin and Endorphins
  • Detoxify and aid Recovery

It is particularly effective for back pain, sciatica, neck and shoulder tension, muscular and joint pain, headaches/migraines, stress and relaxation.

At Able Physiotherapy, Massage therapy and therapeutic massage are performed by experienced chartered physiotherapists