Therapeutic massage seeks to obtain a therapeutic benefit. While therapeutic massage is often relaxing, the end goal of the session or series of sessions is not always about relaxation.

Therapeutic massage is a blend of relaxation massage based on traditional Swedish massage, and remedial massage, to not only relax your body but at the same time, work through some of the muscle issues or soft tissue pain you may be experiencing.

In some cases, massage is recommended by a health professional and may be performed as part of a larger treatment plan. For example, someone attending physiotherapy for an injury might have regular therapeutic massage to loosen muscles, improve muscle tone, or to increase flexibility. Likewise, therapeutic massage can be used to supplement wound care, cancer care, and a variety of other treatments.

People of all ages benefit from therapeutic massage as a standalone treatment. Some people, such as sportspeople, labourers or stressed out office workers, receive regular therapeutic massage to keep themselves in good physical condition.

Benefits of Massage:

  • Reduces stress
  • Promotes relaxation
  • Release of muscle tension and the pain it causes
  • Helps identify and release the tension before it becomes a problem
  • Improved circulation and lymphatic drainage for release of toxins
  • Calms the nervous system and stimulates the immune system
  • Provides a complete change of pace so the body and mind can relax and re-energise
  • Emotional comfort and stress management
  • Increased body awareness
  • Assists natural healing