Performance Plus Massage is open to the general public and to anyone seeking support for back pain, joint pain and stiffness, or alternative complementary treatments for a range of other conditions.
What is Remedial Massage?
Remedial massage is a comprehensive massage treatment that is designed to work the whole body, aiming to trace the original cause of pain and to assist in its management, as well as that of other symptoms.
Rather than a relaxation massage, which is intended to loosen the muscles and joints and relax the mind, remedial massage aims to assist in the treatment of specific pain and muscle and joint problems. The massage stimulates blood flow, encouraging the removal of toxins and helping the body to speed up recovery from injury or fatigue.
This type of massage ranges from gentle strokes to deep tissue work and includes stretches and the mobilisation of affected joints. The treatment can locate damage within your body and help to activate and speed up your own repair mechanisms.
Remedial massage is helpful in the fight against pain in the neck and shoulders, lower back pain, sciatica, sports injuries, and pain and stiffness in knees, elbows, and wrists. It can also be helpful for relieving the symptoms of headaches and migraines.
What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is an ancient component of Chinese medicine with a long history of being used as a therapeutic treatment. There is evidence of it being used in China for over 2,000 years.
The treatment is holistic (meaning it considers all parts of the body and mind as being connected, rather than treating one specific problem or area) and is tailored to your specific symptoms and needs.
During an acupuncture treatment, you will have fine single-use sterile needles inserted in specific acupuncture points around the body. These points are located along specific energy pathways, called meridians, and the application of acupuncture needles is intended to clear energy blockages and rebalance the flow of Qi (energy) throughout the body.
Acupuncture is often combined with other therapies including acupressure (massage focusing on acupressure points around the body), moxibustion (application of heat on acupuncture points), and cupping (a suction therapy to stimulate blood flow). The exact treatment plan for you will depend on your reasons for seeking treatment and the diagnosed source of pain or discomfort.
If you’re looking for a drug-free alternative treatment for pain, or seeking improvement from various physical and psychological health conditions, you may want to consider trying acupuncture for its therapeutic effects.
Acupuncture can be used to support treatment of:
Back, hip, and neck pain and stiffness
Joint pain and stiffness in the knee, ankle, elbow, wrist, or shoulder