I have been working really hard over the past few weeks learning new skills. I have recently qualified to practice both Deep Tissue Massage and On-site Chair Massage.
Deep Tissue is an intensive treatment that focuses on specific areas of the body such as legs or back to release stiffness and aches in the deep muscles. It uses myofascial release to release the fascia as well as neuromuscular therapy and trigger point therapy to breakdown painful areas of tetany within the muscle.
It is not necessarily a relaxing treatment but it can ease chronic pain and breaks down adhesions, it can improve blood flow to the muscles and improves the distribution of nutrients and oxygen. It can also loosen the fascia of the muscle and can relieve muscle spasm and tension. There is a chance that following the treatment, you might feel bruised but this should pass within 72 hours.
On-site Chair Massage is also called seated accupressure. It is a meridian therapy in which thumb, finger, elbow and knuckle pressure are used over many of the accupressure points accessible on the back, arms, hands, neck and head.
It helps to stimulate and balance the flow of energy throughout the body. This in turn stimulates the circulatory, muscular, nervous, immune and lymphatic systems.
The treatment is carried out on an ergonomically designed chair that completely supports the client’s body. The treatment lasts around 20 minutes but can be shortened or lengthened as required. The client remains fully clothed and no oil is used.
The treatment can be carried out at in the therapy room of Touch and Heal but plans are in place to offer the treatment to businesses so that their staff can have a quick invigorating massage whilst they are at work. The benefits to the workplace and staff are immense as there is a good chance that if the massage is carried out regularly, then staff sickness may be reduced.
I am so excited about the new treatments and can’t wait to start treating clients!!