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Discovered and recognised in the 1990s, fascia refers to thin connective tissue covering all organs, bones, muscles, tendons and muscle fibres, nerves, vessels, down to celluar level. This creates a web matrix which holds our internal body together as one inseparable whole. Fascia supports, separes, connects and protects all body structures. Being one continous connected organ – if there is a constriction anywhere in the body, it will affect not only the side itself, but create distortion in other areas. This would be analogus to grabbing and pulling on one corner of a sheet of a bed and noticing how it affects the entire surface. Fascial restriction can be caused by any sort of traumas and unresolved stress (at phisiacl,mental and emotional levels). Many sources of chronic pain can be traced to fascial problems.
MFR:
– treats patients with soft and hard tissue problems using a highly specialised stretching technique
– improves postural realignment
– helps You to be aware of your body at more then just only physical level

Deep tissue massage is designed to relieve severe tension in the muscle and the connective tissue or fascia. This type of massage focuses on the muscles located below the surface of the top muscles. It is often recommended for individuals who experience consistent / chronic pain, are involved in heavy physical activity (such as athletes), and patients who have sustained physical injury.
It is not uncommon for receivers of deep tissue massage to have their pain replaced with a new muscle ache for a day or two. It focuses on realigning deeper layers of muscles and connective tissue.

Type of massage that is used to work on athletes of all levels of training
– combines Swedish, Deep Tissue Massage and other techniques
– helps heal injuries and get athletes back on the road faster
– helps athletes prepare for sporting events and recover afterwards
– reduces recovery times from sporting activity and increase the body’s ability to perform

Sports Massage can be applied:
– pre-event
– before the actual sports event
– post-event
– after the actual sports event
– during training for achieving maximum performance and preventing injuries

Segment massage is based on a neuro-reflex and dermal segmentation theory by German scientists in the 1970s. It is a reflex zone massage, where a segment is an area (skin, musculature, nerves, blood vessels, bones and organs) which is supplied by the same spinal cord nerve. By massaging the segments on a patient’s back, various internal organs can be influenced and supported in a focused way. Combines with other techniques to treat chronic back conditions in particular.

Uses a range of advanced soft and hard tissue massage techniques, including: positional release, soft tissue release, muscle energy technique, trigger point therapy, rhythmic passive joint mobilisation, myofascial release and Thai massage stretches.

focuses entirely on releasing the causes of pain, discomfort and postural restrictions through neuromascular therapy, a highly effective and targeted treatment

It is a basic treatment uses five styles of long, flowing strokes to massage. The five basic strokes are: effleurage (sliding or gliding), petrissage (kneading), tapotement (rhythmic tapping), friction (cross fiber) and vibration/shaking. Swedish massage has known to be helpful in:

– reducing pain, joint stiffness, and improving function in patients with osteoarthritis
– increases blood flow for natural self-nutrition and higher oxygen levels in every cell
– helps the body to remove toxins, and may lower blood pressure
– supports other specific therapies by releasing tensions and stiffness in the muscles.

The term “Swedish” massage is actually only recognized in English, Québécois or Dutch speaking countries. Elsewhere the style is referred to as “classic massage”.

Shiatsu is a Japanese form of bodywork. The word shiatsu means “finger pressure”, and shiatsu is sometimes described as a finger pressure massage. Like acupuncture, shiatsu is based on the holistic system of traditional Chinese medicine, where illness is thought to result from imbalances in the natural flow of energy, or qi through the body.
Shiatsu therapist applies pressure using his or her fingers, thumbs, and/or palms, forearms or feet in a continuous rhythmic sequence to energetic pathways, called meridians to improve the flow of qi.
A scientific explanation is that shiatsu calms an overactive sympathetic nervous system, which improves circulation, relieves stiff muscles, and alleviates stress.
The treatment is done on the special mattress or special chair. Unlike other forms of massage, with shiatsu no massage oil is applied, so you remain fully clothed during the treatment. You may be asked to bring comfortable clothing to wear. For more information please look at the web site : www.shiatsusociety.org

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