Massage Hydrotherm and You!
What is massage therapy?
Massage is one of the world’s most ancient healing arts. For thousands of years, people in places as far apart as Greece, India, Egypt and China have used its therapeutic effects to treat a wide range of complaints.
Modern studies have proven what ancient people always knew – that massage can reduce anxiety, unease and depression and leave a deep and lasting sense of calm and relaxation.
The studies show that massage stimulates the release of endorphins – chemicals in the brain that make us feel happier – and reduce levels of adrenalin, cortisol and norepinephrine – the so-called stress hormones.
We and our many satisfied clients couldn’t agree more!
Hydrotherm differs from other types of massage because it is carried out with the client lying face up on two cushions that are filled with warm water, heated to between 30-40 degrees.
Swedish massage, deep tissue massage and other techniques have been adapted to provide the ultimate body massage experience.
The placement of warm – water cushions ensures the whole of the client’s back is in contact with the heat. This ideal for those who find lying face down uncomfortable. As a result the water supports the body and the heat from the water enables tight muscles to begin to relax before the massage even starts. Your knees are slightly raised with a lumbar support. Furthermore the system is designed to give perfect spinal alignment whilst in this position.
Massage therapists use oil to slide hands between the clients’ body and the cushions. This means the pressure is in an upwards motion rather than downwards and so works against the body’s weight. Hence there will be no need to turn over at any point throughout the treatment.
In conclusion Hydrotherm is suitable for everyone! Most noteworthy it is particularly suitable in the later stages of pregnancy. Soft tissue manipulation is just as effective for non-active people as it is for top athletes. All of our treatments in Truro, Richmond and Kingston take place using the Hydrotherm massage technique.
Don’t worry – you won’t get wet the water in the pads is thoroughly sealed in!