Magdalen Health and Wellbeing

Different Types of Massage

March 15, 2022

Here at Magdalen Health we have a host of new and exciting treatments for you, but in order for you to book the right treatment you need to understand which treatment is better for you, please check the table below to find out which massage you are best suited for.

Sports Massage

Sports massage uses a variety of pressure (often deeper, more intense and focused than in conventional massage) to speed up an athlete’s recovery time and help prevent injury. It is usually focussed around a specific region or problem area rather than full body.

Although sports massage is aimed at people who regularly push their bodies through strenuous exercise, it can benefit the everyday person too. If you’re running around with small children,  or you have a physically demanding job, a regular sports massage may help you.

Sports massage is often prescribed by doctors to treat back or muscle-strain or as part of a rehabilitation programme for people who’ve had an injury.

Deep tissue massage 

With a deep tissue massage a therapist will massage layer by layer of muscle, applying more and more pressure and employing special techniques with the fingers, fists, and even elbows to reach and stretch that deeper tissue. Deep tissue massage is usually full body, unless other treatment plan is discussed.

This type of massage facilitates healing by releasing contracted areas of muscle and tissue. It can help increase blood flow to the soft tissues and may help to reduce inflammation.

Swedish massage 

Relaxing Swedish massage is one of the most commonly offered massage techniques. It’s sometimes called a classic massage.

The technique aims to promote relaxation by releasing muscle tension and increasing circulation. It’s a full body treatment promoting full body restoration.

Hot stones massage 

Traditionally using basalt stones, they are heated and used as a massage tool to provide the body full relaxation.

Hot stones massage is perfect for aiding pain relief, promoting sleep and improving circulation and due to its heat is perfect for people suffering with stress, fibromyalgia and depression or anxiety.

Pregnancy massage 

Available for pre and post pregnancy, this treatment is tailored for complete relaxation, to reduce the daily strains and tensions that pregnancy can have, and to focus on restoration of the body.

During pregnancy, regular prenatal massages may not only help you relax, but may also relieve insomnia, joint pain, neck and back pain, leg cramping and sciatica. Additionally, it can reduce swelling in your hands and feet.

Myofascial release

Myofascial release is a set of techniques that are designed to help release these fascial blockages; tightness and adhesions in particular, by stretching and elongating the fascial tissue to release these restrictions, therefore enabling muscles and joints to function efficiently.

Myofascial release focuses on reducing pain by easing the tension and tightness in the trigger points.

Once you know what treatment is best suited for you feel free to book in with our fantastic therapists.