Training for Massage Therapy at Phoenix Gym
Massage Treatments Available at Phoenix Gym in Norwich
Massage is perhaps one of the oldest healing traditions known to human kind. Many ancient peoples – including the Ancient Greeks, Egyptians, Chinese and Indians were convinced of the therapeutic effects of massage and used it to treat a variety of ailments with great success.
Massage therapy is the practice of kneading and manipulating a person’s muscles and other soft-tissue in order to improve their wellbeing and or health. It’s a form of manual therapy that includes holding, moving, and applying pressure to the muscles, tendons, ligaments and connective fascia.
The term ‘massage therapy’ is used to describe a wide variety of techniques that vary in the manner in which touch, pressure and the intensity of the treatment is applied.
Massage for the treatment of disorders
Research indicates that massage and myotherapy are effective in managing:
- subacute/chronic low back pain
- delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS)
- soft tissue injuries
- high blood pressure
They can also be effectively used to support people with:
- a chronic disease
- a life threatening illness such as cancer.l
Benefits of massage
One of the immediate benefits of massage is a feeling of deep relaxation and calm. This occurs because massage prompts the release of endorphins – the brain chemicals (neurotransmitters) that produce feelings of wellbeing.
Levels of stress hormones, such as adrenalin, cortisol and norepinephrine, are also reduced. Studies indicate that high levels of stress hormones impair the immune system.
Some of the physical benefits of massage and myotherapy include:
- reduced muscular tension
- improved circulation
- stimulation of the lymphatic system
- reduction of stress hormones
- increased joint mobility and flexibility
- improved skin tone
- improved recovery of soft tissue injuries
- heightened mental alertness
- reduced anxiety and depression
Treatments Available & Costs
Full Body Massage (£39 / 60 mins) – Using aromatherapy oils, varied techniques and required pressure tailored to your individual needs. This invigorating yet relaxing massage relieves muscular aches and pains, designed to balance the body and mind.
Back, Neck and Shoulders (£22 / 30 mins) – This targeted treatment helps to relieve tension in the back, neck and shoulders. It’s great for de-stressing and bringing back your bodies natural balance. Ideal for those on the go!
Indian Head Massage (£22 / 30 mins) – An Indian Head Massage can help relax, sooth and invigorate. Massaging the head, scalp and neck will ease tension and can alleviate stress, headaches, eye strain, migraines and anxiety.
Hot Stone Massage (£35 / 30 mins) – The warming sensation of the stones will ease stiff muscles in the back, neck and shoulders, whilst the cold stones are used for the bonus facial treatment, leaving you feeling recharged and re-energised.
Pregnancy Massage (£39 / 60 mins) – This heavenly treatment can reduce cramping, high blood pressure, relieve sciatica and induce a better nights sleep, helping you feel calm, soothed and reconnected during this special time.
How to Book
All treatments “must be booked in advance”.
Call Emma on: 07599 809733