Massage at Southcote is a high-quality service incorporating many different soft tissue therapies and techniques.
In addition to the therapies below, we offer therapeutic massage techniques specifically for expectant or recent mothers and for lymphatic drainage as well as purely relaxing massages.
In many cases, massage supports the work of both the chiropractic clinic and the rehabilitation and exercise centre through the specialised and focused treatment of the soft tissue aspects of any condition. This can often improve the response to treatment and reduce injury recovery time and/or enhance the pain management experience.
Swedish massage is based on the Western concepts of anatomy and physiology as opposed to energy work that is more common in Asian-style massage. One of the primary goals of the Swedish massage technique is to relax the entire body. This is accomplished by rubbing the muscles with long gliding strokes in the direction of blood returning to the heart.
ScarWork is a gentle therapy, employing the lightest of touch to enable the reconfiguration of damaged soft tissues. Following operations or accidents, scars will almost inevitably lead to the possibility of developing adhesions, where restriction of the natural movement of connective tissues of the body can result. More on ScarWork here.