Massage has been used for centuries as a way of aiding relaxation,helping with sleep,as well as relieving anxiety and stress. It is usually a safe therapy for all age groups.
Our massage therapist Helen Storey uses a wide variety of massage techniques designed to address your specific needs. For example someone needing a relaxing massage to decrease stress levels will need a very different approach to someone needing training support for the great north run. We will tailor treatment to your needs.
Speak to us today or book a treatment online at HealthHub, which covers Yarm, Eaglescliffe, Stockton on Tees, Ingleby Barwick and Middlesbrough, where our Massage therapist will advise on a personalised course of treatment.
This helps to promote deep relaxation and a sense of calm and relieves anxiety and stress. Massage signals the brain to release ‘endorphins’ – the chemicals which give us the feelings of wellbeing and are also our natural pain killers. It reduces the amount of stress hormones we make – high levels of which tend to impair the immune system. Lymphatic drainage strokes and techniques are particularly helpful for releasing tension.
Therapeutic/ Remedial Massage
This style of massage involves working with tissues on a variety of levels and is often used after injury or strain, but can also be used on a regular basis to “maintain” well being. Remedial massage may reduce stress induced muscle tensions. During treatment we may work on specific ‘trigger points’ where an area of contracted muscle refers pain to a distant area. This style of massage is an excellent way of helping to ease musculoskeletal problems.
Deep Tissue/ Sports Massage
These types of massage may benefit people participating in sports and regular exercise and those working in demanding physical jobs. Treatments vary from back and shoulder work, to deep tissue and muscle work of the legs for runners or people playing sport regularly. These massages may aid the bodies own natural lymph circulation which eliminates toxins and transports nutrients to the cells.
Back, Neck & Shoulder Treatments
Various levels of pain and sometimes loss of mobility can be caused by problems arising from the head, neck and shoulder areas. Problems may be caused by stress, injury, posture and other lifestyle factors. Many of our pains and strains are caused by routine activities such as desk and computer based work, repetitive strains from driving, or even awkward sleeping positions. As a lot of tension is carried in the neck, shoulders and chest, this massage focuses on opening up the chest, relaxing the shoulders and relieving tensions in the back. This treatment combines a number of stretching and passive movements, guiding the joints gently.
Massage in Pregnancy
The back frequently needs additional support during pregnancy, due to weight gain, hormonal changes and the slackening of ligaments around the pelvis and lower back. Massage may be helpful in relieving musculoskeletal problems caused by pregnancy. Massage in pregnancy may help with relaxation, aiding sleep and promoting a sense of well-being.
What should I expect from treatment?
A confidential case history will be taken, you will be asked about your general health and your expectations of the treatment. So that we may assess and treat you we will ask you to read and sign a written consent form. Massages usually require you to remove clothing from the area being treated with but this is done with discretion, keeping you warm and comfortable.
Plant and vegetable oils either on their own or combined with pure essential oils for different situations are used so that you have a choice of smells or plain base oil as well as creams for face, foot and hand massage. After treatment you may like a glass of water before going about your daily business – it is recommended that you try to take things easier for a few hours. Everyone is unique and all therapies are tailored to your individual needs.