At the beginning of your first appointment, the practitioner will gather information, such as the reason for getting massage, your physical condition and any health history that may impact your treatment. In the massage room, you are then asked to remove clothing to your level of comfort – a towel is provided for draping. The massage therapist will undrape only the part of the body being massaged using a custom-blended nut-free massage oil.
Therapeutic, deep tissue & sports massage
We offer therapeutic, deep tissue, pregnancy and sports massage. Massage therapy is the scientific manipulation of the soft tissues of the body for the purpose of normalising those tissues using a range of manual techniques, such as moveable or fixed pressure, holding and stretching. Every body is different – there is not a one-size-fits-all approach to massage. The therapist will work with you and your muscular issues; providing an effective massage for you.
Therapeutic, deep tissue and sports massage helps to reduce muscle tension and stiffness, promoting greater flexibility, efficiency of movement, relief of stress and tension-related conditions. It also helps to reduce scaring in soft tissue, whilst improving your blood and lymph circulation. This helps promote faster healing of soft-tissue injuries.
Massage is also a vital supplement to Chiropractic treatment, assisting the Chiropractor to get the most out of their session with you, and can make adjustments easier. Pregnancy massage is a wonderful addition to a mother-to-be’s wellness package. Studies have shown that massage during your second and third trimester, helps to reduce cortisol levels, ease anxiety and morning sickness, as well as have a significant impact in easing pain and discomfort associated with pregnancy.
Massage therapy is one of the oldest health care practices known to history. Not only does it assist in reducing muscle tension and increase blood flow, it has a host of clinical benefits, such as easing anxiety, stress, arthritis, circulatory problems, depression, digestive disorders, tension headaches and insomnia – to name but a few! Massage therapy is not just a luxury, but a necessary tool in preventative healthcare.
Our massage therapy room has a unique ambience. Situated at our Grade II, state-of-the-art Canary Wharf clinic, the comfortable, relaxing room is a world away from the hustle and bustle of the high-rise buildings a few minutes away.
There are approximately 5 million touch receptors in our skin.
Healthy touch can reduce the heart rate and lower blood pressure.
A 60 minute massage is about the same as 7-8 hours of sleep to your body.
Massage therapy for athletes was first televised at the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles.
The oldest known reference to massage is from the tomb in Egypt dating back to 2330BC.
Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, widely advocated the use of massage.
Experts estimate that stress is responsible for 80%-90% of disease
Muscles are made up of bundles, from about 5 in the eyelid to about 200 in the buttock muscles
If you would like more information about our treatments or want to find out how we may be able to help you with a specific problem please call us on 020 7531 4444