There are various massage techniques available for patients. Each one has its strengths and benefits, making them suitable as a supplement to a treatment plan for certain conditions. Below, you can see a basic overview of all of the techniques available.
Acupressure is similar to acupuncture, but with pinpoint applications of pressure. The principle of using meridians in the body to help restore the proper flow of “energy” in the body remains the same.
Vibration is a technique that uses gentle, trembling movements with the hands. This stimulates soft tissues, relieving tension. It also has a pronounced effect on reducing stress. In many cases it can help in improving circulation and reducing tightness of the muscles.
Compression techniques apply pressure on specific muscles, holding them for a period before release. The pressure applied can range from light to deep.
Cupping is the use of localised suction, relying on plastic cups. The cups increase blood circulation, making it useful for handling tight muscles.
Kneading is what most people think of when they imagine massage. The pressure focuses on superficial tissues and muscles. Kneading the muscles can be very relaxing, as well as loosening any tightened muscle groups.
Mobilisations are used on joints and soft tissues. The idea is to relieve painful tension and stiffness, along with alleviating pain. The range of movement might also be recovered, depending on the condition and the circumstances of the patient.
Hacking involves the side of the hands. They use light and fast chopping motions along the muscle area. This technique helps relieve soreness and the aches associated with tired muscles. This is also used to prepare the muscles for other massage techniques.
If you have any questions, feel free to call us and ask. Our expert therapists will be more than willing to answer any queries you may have about our techniques.