Massage Therapy

At Ginger Tree Therapies, each massage is individual and is tailored to your needs, therefore, a combination of techniques can be used.   You may be after a sports recovery massage to treat a particular injury or help prepare you for an event or a massage to deal with pain brought about by a specific medical condition.   Whatever the problem, please feel free to discuss with us as we may be able to help.

The aim of our massages include improving the joint range of movement, encouragement of healing following injury, improving muscle function by removing adhesions (scar tissue) and helping to relieve muscle pain, discomfort and spasm.

We have treated all sorts of conditions with massage, including sports injuries, fibromyalgia, carpal tunnel syndrome, piriformis syndrome and plantar fasciitis.

The outcome of your massage therapy session will be discussed and determined at the consultation prior to your massage.  If you have any queries or questions, please feel free to contact us.

Techniques used in our massages:

Myofascial Release (MFR) is a very effective technique in the treatment of skeletal muscle immobility and pain.  Fascia is a thin, tough, elastic connective tissue which surrounds almost every structure in the human body, including muscle.  Through illness, injury, overuse, trauma and many other reasons this fascia can become restricted, resulting in immobility and pain. The therapist will feel for these tensions and work to stretch and elongate the fascia with a range of techniques in order to change the structure and ultimately improve any restrictions and associated pain.

Trigger Point Therapy is the treatment of trigger points found in muscles.  Trigger points are taut nodules in the muscle fibres which often cause referred pain, also known as pain patterns.  Treatment of these triggers points include compression of the trigger point followed by massage and stretching of the muscle.

Deep tissue Massage involves the therapist uses techniques including hands, fingertips, knuckles and elbows to help release tight layers of muscle and tissue by compression and stretching. These firm techniques help to lengthen the tissues and realign the muscle fibres so that proper muscle function is restored.

Swedish Massage uses various techniques to stretch the muscles, encourage blood flow to the muscles and helps removes toxins towards the lymphatic system for drainage. Swedish Massage is excellent for general aches and pains and for a bit of pampering!