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Massage

Massage therapy is a form of treatment that involves manipulation of the muscles and soft tissues of the body. Depending on the pressure and technique used it can help people to relax, relieve stress and pain, rehabilitate sports injuries, deal with anxiety and depression and help overall general health and wellness.

In Nordic Physio we offer:

Swedish/Classical massage
Light to Medium Pressure. Swedish massage uses long strokes, kneading, tapping, vibration and deep circular movements to massage. Promotes circulation, relaxation and lymphatic drainage. Great for stress relief.
Deep soft tissue massage
This massage technique focuses on the deeper layers of muscles and connective tissue. Deep tissue massage is often recommended for individuals who have stiff necks, low back tightness, and sore shoulders. Relieves muscles tension and provides pain relief. Often effective in treating chronic pain, overuse injuries and scar tissue.

The following cautions should be considered before attending a session:

  • Avoid vigorous massage if you have bleeding disorders or low blood platelet counts and if you are taking blood thinning medications. Swedish massage will be the most suitable massage for for you.

  • Do not have massage on an open wound or in any area of the body with blood clots, fractures, skin infections or weakened bones or at the site of a recent surgery. Please inform your therapist.

  • If you have a chronic condition such as cancer discuss with your doctor before having massage therapy.

  • If you are pregnant, inform your massage therapist 

 

Pregnancy massage

Pregnancy massage helps a woman to relax, supports her body during a period of physiological change, helps to prepare for the birth.