SWEDISH HOLISTIC MASSAGE - ITEC
Although massage can be traced back as early as 3000BC, the massage we most recognize today originates from the work of a Swedish physiologist hence the term ‘swedish massage’. It is sometimes also referred to as ‘holistic massage’ as the treatment takes into account the whole person, rather than just focusing on the symptom or the part that has the problem.
Swedish massage is a relaxing whole or part body treatment which has far reaching physiological, psychological and emotional effects with the most noticeable one being relaxation - it really is one of the best stress-busters around.
Holistic therapy acknowledges the fact that external imbalances directly affect an individuals internal balance and hence an holistic massage looks at all aspects which may affect your life and aims to help rebalance the individual, allowing the body to heal itself naturally and provide a lasting effect.
SPORTS MASSAGE THERAPY - FSMT
Sports Massage was developed to aid sports people in pre and post event conditioning as well as to treat specific injuries however, it is not restricted to sports people. The therapy is more vigorous than standard massage and works deeper into the muscle tissue by using fingers, knuckles, elbows and fists to loosen tight muscles and stimulate loose muscles.
Sports massage blends classic Swedish strokes with such methods as compression, pressure-point therapy, cross-fiber friction soft tissue release, positional release, joint mobilization and stretching. It is not meant to be a relaxing therapy and may cause some discomfort both during and after the treatment. After this treatment you may be given further exercises and stretches to carry out at home.