What does it mean?

Massage Therapist in Stroud and Cheltenham

We work with private individuals, sports clubs, professional referrals – and we have a loyal client base, who are all of different ages, professions, and abilities! Our message therapies with clinics in Stroud and Cheltenham we help and treat clients from all over Gloucestershire and beyond.

A Massage therapist treats clients by using touch to manipulate the muscles and other soft tissues of the body. With touch, the massage therapies relieve pain, help heal injuries, improve circulation, relieve stress, increase relaxation, and aid in the general wellness of our clients.

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 is a gentle form of massage that uses long strokes, kneading, deep circular movements, vibration and tapping to help relax and energize you.
  • Deep massage. This massage technique uses slower, more forceful strokes to target the deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue, commonly to help with muscle damage from injuries.
  • Sports/remedial massage. This is similar to Swedish massage, but it’s 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.
  • Dry needling and medical acupuncture. Dry needling is a modern treatment designed to ease muscular pain.
  • Reflexology. Helps the body to regain balance and to begin the process of self-healing. Reflexology works well alongside conventional western medicine to improve wellbeing and vitality.
  • Indian Head Massage. A treatment that focuses on massaging acupressure points along the head, neck and shoulders. It is said to help increase mobility and flexibility in this area.

Benefits of massage therapy

Massage is generally considered part of complementary and integrative medicine. It’s increasingly being offered along with standard treatment for a wide range of medical conditions and situations.

Studies of the benefits of massage demonstrate that it is an effective treatment for reducing stress, pain and muscle tension. Some studies have found massage may also be helpful for:

  • Anxiety
  • Digestive disorders
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headaches
  • Insomnia related to stress
  • Myofascial pain syndrome
  • Soft tissue strains or injuries
  • Sports injuries
  • Temporomandibular joint pain

Beyond the benefits for specific conditions or diseases, some people enjoy massage because it often produces feelings of caring, comfort and connection.

Here are a few of the services we provide:

  • Sports & Remedial

  • Deep Tissue

  • Trigger Point

  • Swedish

  • Soft Tissue Release(STR)

  • Muscle Energy Tech (MET)

  • Pre/Post Event

  • Dry Needling
  • Myofascial Cupping

  • Kinesiology, Strapping & Taping

  • Postural Assessment

  • Injury Prevention

  • Warming Up/Down and Stretching

  • Remedial Exercise

  • Reflexology
  • Indian Head Massage

A bit about me!

My name is Alwyn, but most people call me Will.

I have a real passion for the Industry and take great pride and satisfaction in helping support people in achieving their goals or aiding them with their recovery.

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