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“People ask me this almost daily… I honestly believe that everyone should get a massage. But – there are so many treatments and therapists out there, which one do you choose?
“First things first, you need to know whether you would benefit from stress relief, pain relief or relaxation, those are the primary reasons, although the list is endless.
“Second thing is to do your research and speak to the therapists in your area, because ideally you need one that you have a natural rapport with.
“At the end of the day you need to be able to open up about your physical and mental state to truly benefit from any form of massage.”
Understand your body
“Regular massage is a great way to learn about your own body and what it needs from you to perform at its best. Whether you want massage therapies for injury, rehabilitation, relaxation or wellbeing, it’s a great way for your body to speak to you.
“My passion is for deep-tissue work. I see a lot of people coming through the door with shoulder, neck and back issues and at the end of the treatment I aim to restore as much blood-flow to the muscles as I can in the time scale I have.
“By doing this it helps alleviate the pain you have been experiencing, increases your mobility and flexibility and this decreases the chances of further injury. I have had some fantastic results in the past and it’s great to see someone at their worst getting so much better.”
Origins of pain are not always where you think
“What a lot of people don’t realise is sometimes the area that the pain comes from on a daily basis may originate from a different muscle or muscle group than they first thought. For example lower back pain may be a result of problems in the glutes and hamstrings.”