Our Muswell Hill clinic will be covering the Highgate area

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Alex Nielsen is a sports massage therapist with experience working for Hampstead Rugby Club and the Whittington Hospital. He runs the popular website PTClinic that overviews best practices for rehabilitation and postural assessment.
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Christine Nielsen is a pregnancy massage therapist and a lecturer at the London School of Massage. She is training to be an NCT teacher.

What is a Sports Massage?

Sports massage is designed to improve athletic performance but and recovery by using a combination of very fast-paced strokes that includes the following massage modalities: friction, rocking, vibration and stretching to help flush out toxins from the muscle tissue. Sports massage assists in injury prevention and promotes faster recovery from both training and injury.
This particular application of massage and stretch techniques helps to enhance the athlete's performance. It increases range of motion, relieves muscle soreness and improves general wellbeing.
Sports massage is useful to an athelete during pre-event training, post-event and treatment of an injury. Pre-event usually occurs at the performance site. Using strong and fast strokes, blood is moved around the body warming up the muscles. Post-event sports massage is applied after the performance and the intent is to calm the nervous system and reduce recovery time enabling the athelete to get back to training sooner.
After an injury sports massage is used to reduce healing time and make sure no residual fibrous tissue occurs.

What is a Deep tissue Massage?

Deep Tissue massage focuses on the deepest layers of muscle tissue. It uses slow and direct pressure on contracted areas of muscle and fascia. This type of massage can alter the composition of body structures such as connective tissue, muscle knots and chronic muscle tension. Longitudinal or transverse friction is applied to the muscle to stretch and also bring blood into the centre of the muscle. Deep Tissue massage utilises fingers, elbows, forearms and fists to get as deep as possible and eliminate adhesions in the musculature.
During a deep tissue massage the client is told to scale the pressure from a 1 to 10 to find out a reasonable and comfortable pressure that is used for the rest of the massage. A painful massage is not something approved in "Massage Muswell Hill" and all massage techniques are done within a comfortable limit of the clients pain endurance.
During a massage, clients have different pain tolerance for different parts of their body, make sure you tell your therapist before or during the massage whether the pressure is comfortable.

What is a Pregnancy Massage?

Pregnancy massage can only be performed by a certified and insured practitioner. Every pregnancy is unique and the massage is tailored for the individuals aches and pains. The pregnancy massage is a gentle massage using gentle flowing effleurage that helps to alleviate some of the ailments such as lower back pain, fatigue and stretch marks. Pregnancy massage increases blood circulation, reduces stress and promotes relaxation.

Enjoy your massage!

Please communicate with your therapist at anytime during the massage whether you would like more or less pressure or to focus on a particular area. We wont’t get offended and your feedback helps us improve our service :)