Remedial Massage It treats soft body tissue such as muscles, tendons, ligaments and facia aimed at specific health problems and is based on treatment principles combined with specific techniques to treat the presenting complaint and underlying pattern. Deep tissue massage is therapeutic.
Relief of Sciatic Pain Sciatica nerve pain results from irritation of the sciatic nerve. It is typically felt from the lower back, down below the knee. The sciatic nerve begins in the lumbar spinal cord in the lower back and extends through the buttock area down the leg. Commonly caused by a lumbar disc herniation directly pressing on the nerve, it can also arise from irritation or inflammation of the sciatic nerve. Other causes, including irritation of the sciatic nerve during pregnancy.
Cupping This is an ancient Chinese treatment for preventing and treating diseases but is also applied across Europe and the Mediterranean. It uses a cup to create a vacuum, either by burning or suction to release blockages at specific meridian points throughout the body. Cupping can affect the body deep into the tissue, causing it to release toxins, activate the lymphatic system, clear colon blockages, activate and clear the veins, arteries and capillaries and activate the skin. It can also assist in clearing stretch marks and improving the appearance of varicose veins.
Effective cupping will leave marks on your skin for a couple of days, but these will disappear quickly. Although these may have the appearance of a bruise, they are not painful and indicate that there is a deep-seated issue.
Reflexology This massage applies pressure to certain parts of the feet and hands in order to promote healing elsewhere in the body. It is based on the theory of meridian lines running through the body and passing through various organs and which are connected through the nervous system to the ears, hands and feet. Stimulating specific reflex points in the feet aims to relieve poorly functioning areas of the body.