Trigger Point, Deep Tissue, Pregnancy Massage and Sports Massage
Megan Thackeray Massage Therapies
Whether you need some remedial muscle work, a detox treatment or just want a relaxing massage at the end of the day or week, I provide a mobile therapy so you can continue to relax in your home after the treatment.
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Massage is a simple, non-intrusive therapy which restores, rehabilitates and revitalises your body and mind. It eases the pain and discomfort of injuries, strains, accidents and illness to allow the body’s natural healing processes to work most effectively.
It also enhances your vitality and sense of well-being.
~ Swedish/Relaxation Massage ~ refers to a variety of techniques developed in Europe in the 1700’s by Pir Henrik Ling, that soothe and relax the body by applying pressure and stroking the muscle along the fibres in the direction of blood-flow to the heart. It stimulates the skin and nervous system and yet soothes the nerves and reduces both physical and emotional stress by using hands, forearm or elbows along with special oils by therapeutic stroking and kneading of muscle tissue to promote stress relief. It is used to improve circulation, relieve muscle pain and tension, increase flexibility and induce relaxation. It combines three basic strokes to the skin: long, firm strokes, kneading strokes and small circles. This is the most requested and one of the most enjoyable massages.
~ Remedial Massage ~ is the tactile movement of soft tissue with therapeutic intent. It requires the systematic working of muscles and the soft tissues of the body to optimise the functioning of the various bodily systems. Many practitioners further their knowledge with other techniques to supplement and develop their own style for Remedial massages…I use Sports Massage, Trigger Point Therapy and Myofascial Release to achieve results on my clients. I find the combination of these techniques quite powerful when used together. Generally, the benefits are increased range of motion and flexibility, stress reduction and improved circulation, helping to achieve an overall feeling of well-being. Other conditions alleviated by massage include fatigue, insomnia, nausea, whiplash, localised pain from daily activities or degenerative diseases.
~ Sports Massage ~involves a variety of techniques ranging from light or deep tissue strokes, compressions and jostling to stretching, cryotherapy (ice) and Lymphatic Drainage for the 4 different phases of sport: pre-event, post-event, maintenance and rehabilitation.
~ Myofascial Release ~ involves the stretching and manipulation of the tough connective tissue layer which connects every muscle, tendon, ligament, bone and organ in our bodies. This layer can store memories of physical trauma and may hold tension or become misshapen over time. Using hands, the therapist applies a mild, sustained pressure that gently stretches and softens the fascia. The release of these restrictions may discharge recurring physical, and even emotional pain.
~ Trigger Point Therapy ~ involves the compression of a painful spot (palpable nodule) on a muscle to deactivate a chronic response, using fingers and/or thumbs. (A quoted defn: a myofascial trigger point is a hyperirritable locus within a taut band of skeletal muscle and/or associated fascia. The spot is painful on compression and can evoke characteristic referred pain and autonomic phenomena) These spots can be caused by many reasons, some quite serious, however, in remedial therapy it is a good treatment for tightness caused by postural, repetitive or prolonged muscle shortening causing this chronic change in the muscle.
Megan Thackeray Mobile Massage trading as Kingscliff Mobile Massge