The massage message is that massage is packed full of benefits!
Massage can be a powerful tool. Our Massage message is that it can make a massive difference to your health and well-being, and the good news is that it is massage is no longer just for the rich and famous. Here at Salon Pierre, we offer some fantastic body therapy massages which we wholly tailored to your needs.
What is massage?
Massage is a general term for pressing, rubbing and manipulating your skin, muscles, tendons and ligaments. Massage may range from light stroking to deep pressure. There are many different types of massage, including these common types:
Swedish massage. This gentle form of massage uses long strokes, kneading, deep, circular movements, vibration and tapping. It helps you feel relaxed and energised.
Deep massage. This massage technique uses slower, more-forceful strokes to target the deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue. It’s commonly used to help with muscle damage from injuries.
Sports massage. This is similar to Swedish massage but geared toward people involved in sports activities to help prevent or treat injuries.
Trigger point massage. This massage focuses on areas of tight muscle fibres that can form in your muscles after injuries or overuse.
Our Deep Tissue Massage Sessions allow our therapist to combine the traditional deep and trigger point massage to ensure your massage is exactly what you need.
Benefits Message of Massage
Massage is typically considered for tired, worn muscles. Our Massage message is that for our clients, our Massage treatments can help with many issues they face, from everyday stresses to chronic pain. Our massage message is that massage can help with whatever you feel. For more information, this Healthline article has some useful tips.
Massage has many benefits. These include:
Reducing stress and increasing relaxation
Reducing pain and muscle soreness, and tension
Improving circulation, energy and alertness
Lowering heart rate and blood pressure
Improving immune function
Safety Message for Massage
Although massage has many known benefits, it is not a replacement for regular medical care. We would ask that you let your doctor know you’re trying massage and be sure to tell us of any treatment plans you have, and we can make sure that we plan your treatment to compliment
Risks of massage
Most people can benefit from massage. However, massage may not be appropriate if you have some health complaints. These include:
- Bleeding disorders or are taking blood-thinning medication
- Burns or healing wounds
- Deep vein thrombosis
- Broken bones (fractures)
- Severe osteoporosis
- A very low platelet count (severe thrombocytopenia)
We know some forms of massage can leave you feeling sore the next day. We ensure that your massage won’t be painful or uncomfortable, as this is not how it should feel. If any part of your massage doesn’t feel right or is painful, speak to us immediately.
Our Message for your Massage – What to Expect
No special preparations are needed for a massage at Salon Pierre. Before massage therapy, our massage therapist will ask you about any symptoms, your medical history and what you’re hoping to get out of massage. Then they will explain the kind of massage and techniques that will be used for your treatment, feel free to ask any questions too.
A massage session may last from 30 minutes to an hour depend will feel calm and relaxed during and after your massage. We suggest you breathe normally throughout your massage.