Therapeutic Massage

Therapeutic or Swedish and sport massage therapy is helpful for reducing pain, stress and muscle tension. At the beginning of the massage, lighter pressure is generally applied to warm up and prepare the muscle. Specific techniques are then applied.

a) Stripping-deep, gliding pressure along length of the muscle fibre using forearm, elbow, and thumbs.
b) Friction-pressure applied across the grain of the muscle to release adhesions and realign tissue fibres.
– You should always tell your massage therapist if you feel pain during the massage so can adjust the technique or further prep the tissue if the superficial muscle are tense
– At certain point (first timers) during the massage you may feel some discomfort or even some pain as the massage therapist works on areas where there are adhesions or scar tissue.
– You may feel some stiffness or soreness but it should subside within a day or so.


  • Directly over bruises
  • Inflamed or infected skin
  • Skin rashes
  • Unhealed or open wounds
  • Or areas of resent fractures
  • Pregnant people (should check with their doctors first if they are considering getting a massage, or any strong massage should be avoided during pregnancy.