Massage Therapies

Massage Therapy is often overlooked as an essential part of achieving (and maintaining) good health. The therapeutic effect of touch itself plays an indispensable role. Massage therapy improves circulation, expels toxins, rejuvenates the skin and improves overall muscle tone. It helps reduce blood pressure and with it stress, tension and anxiety. Regular massage induces a positive state of mind; helping us to concentrate and perform better at the workplace.

We offer the following massage treatments:

Swedish Massage
Swedish massage uses various styles of long, flowing strokes across large parts of the body. Swedish massage incorporates techniques like effleurage (light touch sliding or gliding), petrissage (kneading), tapotement (rhythmic tapping movements), friction or cross muscle fiber flows and vibration or shaking methods. It helps to relax tense muscles and pain especially in those who are also mentally stressed. It helps circulation by improving arterial supply, venous and lymph drainage. The therapist uses several types of vegetable oils and if needed blended with essential oils for added therapeutic benefits.

Sports Massage
Sports massage primarily focuses on the rehabilitating of muscles,
joints and other connective tissues. It is particularly beneficial for
athletes and those on an excise programme. It aims to enhance
performance, tissue repair and endurance. It helps to reduce injury
and to speed up recovery. Various massage techniques can be used
as well as joint mobilization and stretching.

Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue massage aims to help rehabilitate deep and superficial
muscles as well as other associated connectives tissues like fascia,
ligaments and tendons. It relieves muscle tension and helps to
prevent spasms. It is beneficial for those who experience stiffness,
inflexibility and pain. It helps to improve tissue elasticity and blood
perfusion, drainage and thus accelerate tissue repair.
The style is adapted to individual needs.

Aromatherapy
A detox treatment that makes use of the therapeutic properties of essential oils inducing a deep sense of well being.

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Bloomsbury Osteopathic Practice
99 Judd Street, Kings Cross,
Central London,
WC1H 9JB
Tel: 020 7387 9777
bloomsbury.osteopathy@gmail.com

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