Remedial Massage

Dana Kington is a qualified therapeutic masseuse, who can offer provided numbers to all of the health funds.

A one hour massage usually consists of a combination of different techniques, unless a specified type is requested.

A Natural Self can offer seven different types of massage. Massages can be bought singularly or in a discounted package, making it cheaper.

Swedish Massage

It involves the use of hands, forearms or elbows to manipulate the superficial layers of the muscles to improve mental and physical health. Active or passive movement of the joints may also be part of the massage. The benefits of Swedish massage include increased blood circulation, mental and physical relaxation, decreased stress and muscle tension, and improved range of motion.

Sports Massage

Sports massage is a form of bodywork geared toward participants in athletics. It is used to help prevent and treat injuries, to prepare the body for athletic activity and maintain it in optimal condition, and to help athletes recover from workouts and injuries. Sports massage has three basic forms: pre-event massage, post-event massage, and maintenance massage.

Myofacial Trigger point

Trigger points are described as sensitive spots in the fascia surrounding muscle. The trigger point model states that unexplained pain frequently radiates from these points of local tenderness to broader areas, sometimes distant from the trigger point itself. This technique can identify reliable referred pain, which associate pain in one location with trigger points elsewhere. Pressure is applied to the point. The client breathes into the tender spot until the mild pain subsides, thereby releasing the tension.

Deep Tissue Massage

Deep tissue massage therapy is similar to Swedish massage, but the deeper pressure is beneficial in releasing chronic muscle tension. The focus is on the deepest layers of muscle tissue, tendons and fascia (the protective layer surrounding muscles, bones and joints).Using deep muscle compression and friction along the grain of the muscle, the purpose of Deep Tissue Massage is to unstick the fibers of the muscles and release both toxins and deeply held tension points.

Acupressure

Manual pressure is used to stimulate specific points on the body along what are considered to be lines of energy. It is based on the concept of life energy which flows through “meridians” in the body. In treatment, physical pressure is applied to acupuncture points with the aim of clearing blockages in these meridians. Pressure may be applied by hand, by elbow, or with various devices. Acupoints work by stimulating the meridian system to bring about relief by rebalancing yin, yang and qi (also spelled “chi”).

Huna Massage

Kahuna massage is a therapeutic massage technique based on the teachings and practices of the ancient Hawaiian Kahunas. In the language of native Hawaiians, “huna” means “secret knowledge” and a master practitioner of any of the huna arts is known as a “kahuna.” Traditionally, massage was practiced in the Hawaiian Islands both for relaxation and as one of the Kahuna healing arts. With the use of a flowing forearms and hands back and forth over the limbs, it is said to be extremely relaxing and therapeutic. It can also be very moving for stuck emotional energy

Shiatsu Massage

Shiatsu means “finger pressure” in Japanese. “Shi-” refers to finger, and “-atsu” means pressure. Shiatsu techniques include massages with fingers, thumbs, feet and palms. This is done without the use of instruments. The practitioner leans his or her body weight into various points along key channels, stretching and holding other different body parts. The application of pressure to the human skin is said to correct internal malfunctions, promote and maintain health, and treat specific diseases.