Massage therapies available
At Hands-on Health, we provide a wide range of massage therapies in our Exmouth clinic. Each type of massage brings its own benefits and can be used for particular purposes. Here, we outline the main massage therapies that we provide so you can better understand which type of massage is right for you.
Swedish massage is the classic form of western massage. It is designed to help the body relax by applying pressure to superficial and deeper muscles. Parts of the body are kneaded and rubbed with a variety of strokes to improve the body’s circulation, release muscular and emotional tension and promote relaxation.
Therapeutic massage builds on the simpler skills of Swedish massage to enable practitioners to work to enhance the health and well-being of clients, as well as to address specific ailments and conditions. With a spread and depth of knowledge of the body and how it reacts to illness and injury as well as good health means that in therapeutic massage specific strokes and techniques are used to work effectively with a broad range of clients in widely varying states of health.
Remedial massage works the soft tissues of the body and focuses on the treatment on both chronic and acute injuries. It assists injury prevention and aids recovery and is used effectively in the treatment of back, neck and other joint and musculoskeletal problems.
Sports massage is the application of advanced massage techniques for use with the prevention, maintenance and rehabilitation of sporting injuries. It helps alleviate the stress and tension that builds up in the body’s soft tissues during physical activity and helps drain away fatigue, relieve swelling, reduce muscle tension, promote flexibility and help prevent injuries. It is equally effective on non-sports related injuries.