Massage Therapy in Sheffield
Massage therapy can be deeply relaxing and rejuvenating
The Sheffield Wellness Centre is now working alongside our sister business, Origin Massage. We are located right next door to each other so we are just as easy to get to but it means that we can now offer online booking of sessions for many of the therapists featured on this page. Click the on the Origin Massage logo for more details and to book specific therapists. Alternatively click on the massage style you want to book and reserve an appointment online today. We are confident that this new system will make massage sessions in Nether Edge even more accessible and the process of booking quicker and easier.
What can a massage help me with?
- Reduce heart rate
- Decrease blood pressure
- Increase blood circulation
- Able to sleep better
- More patient
- Feeling more energised
- Recover from injury better
- Reduce pain and fatigue
- Migraines and headaches
What types of massage are available?
There are many styles of massage. And within each type different therapists all have slightly different ways of doing them. Below are some short summaries of each of the main types of massage we have available. All treatment styles can be adapted to suit each individual and what they would prefer.
Myofacial Release is a gentle yet effective hands-on therapy that involves the application of sustained pressure into the body’s fascial system to decrease pain, improve motion and release physical and emotional trauma. By holding the pressure for upwards of five minutes, this allows the fascia, or connective tissue, to lengthen.
Fascia is the body’s connective tissue. It is found throughout the body and has been overlooked by medical science for many years; it communicates faster than the nervous system and it surrounds every artery, organ, cell, bone and muscle.
Myofascial restrictions can be caused by inflammation, trauma and surgical procedures and can produce extreme pressure often leading to pain and discomfort. Modern tests such as MRI, x-ray, CAT scans, do not show where fascial restrictions are within the body, explaining how fascial pain can be so difficult to diagnose.
MFR practitioners view each patient and each treatment session individually. There are several Myofascial Release techniques that may be used in a session, such as cross-hand releases, transverse holds, unwinding, stretches and mobilisations. MFR can also be combined with other therapies such as deep tissue or therapeutic massage.
Each Myofascial Release Treatment session is performed directly on skin without oils or tools. Only using this hands-on technique can the therapist detect fascial restrictions and respond using the appropriate amount of pressure to facilitate the fascial releases.
After a session, people usually feel much looser and more comfortable in their own bodies. A standalone treatment can be beneficial, but an on-going course of treatments can be life changing.
Tui’na (pronounced Twee Naa) is the traditional medical massage system of China where it is used in hospitals and is as popular as acupuncture. It is a vigorous and robust style of massage which treats not only the muscles but also the flow of the intrinsic life energy, which the Chinese call ‘Chi’, along the meridian channels. It is ideal for treating tense muscles as well as a health promotional treatment.
The Tui’na therapist makes use of their thumbs, fingers, palms, elbows and forearms to perform a wide selection of techniques. Ensuring the muscles, joints and energy points are fully treated. Tui’na is performed through comfortable, loose fitting clothing in a seated position and on a massage couch.
Indian head massage focuses on acupressure points along the head, neck and shoulders to improve hair and scalp condition, relieve tension and stimulate circulation.
A pregnancy massage can be both therapeutic and relaxing. It is an ideal way for pregnant people to unwind, take some time for themselves and slow things down. Some of the benefits of getting a massage during pregnancy are that it can help reduce swelling in joints, help to address aches and pains and has been proven to reduce stress levels.
Pregnancy massage can be done in a way that helps to support you and the baby for the duration of the session. In order to do this it's common for the massage to be done while the pregnant person is lying on their side, especially if they are in the later stages of pregnancy. Origin Massage specialise in pregnancy massage and have many glowing reviews from happy previous clients. To find out more about how a massage during pregnancy could benefit you or to buy a gift voucher as a present for a pregnant person click the link.
Frequently asked questions about massage therapy
Before any massage happens your masseuse will ask you for some details about your health and the focus of the session and what it is you are looking for outcome wise. Your therapist will also discuss with you the kinds of techniques they might use and why.
Depending on the type of massage you have you may be able to wear the clothes you arrive in and the massage could be done through the clothes.
Other types of massage require your skin to be uncovered. In these cases you’ll be able to undress in privacy and cover yourself with a towel or sheet.Your masseuse will then return and do your massage. At the end they will leave the room so you can dress in privacy.
Your massage therapist might use some type of oil in the massage. This is done to reduce friction and make it easier to massage you. There is often a choice of oils available.
It depends how long you have booked for. A massage could last anywhere from 15 minutes to an hour and a half or more. Depending on the massage therapist’s subsequent bookings you may be able to extend your massage if you are enjoying it so much you don’t want to stop!
It all depends on what the reason you had for wanting a massage and why type of massage you had as to what the after effects of a massage might be.
Sometimes people who have been particularly tense and have had a deep tissue massage could be a bit achy the next day.
Most people will only get positive effects from a massage. If during the massage your masseuse hits a tender spot do speak up to let them know and they will work around the area.
Massage can be a great way for many people to get physical and mental health benefits. That being said there are some people for whom massage may not be appropriate.
If you have any of the following conditions seek medical advice before looking into getting massage therapy:
If you are pregnant, a fracture, Thrombocytopenia, an open wound or a burn, if you take blood thinning medication, oteoporosis, D.V.T – Deep vein thrombosis.
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