A massage can relax or energise, depending on its depth, speed and the goal we want to achieve. It reduces anxiety, battles insomnia and relaxes tense and painful muscles, improving the wellbeing of the whole body. The feeling of comfort and relaxation has an overall positive effect on the body.
Classical or Swedish massage involves manual work on the soft tissues of the body. Massage is one the oldest and simplest forms of healing. It has positive effects on the muscles, skin, nerves, blood and lymphatic system, and encompasses leg, arm, chest, stomach, back, buttock, neck and face massage. We recommend the classical massage to all who want to relax, improve their circulation, stimulate the cardiovascular system, speed up their metabolism and digestion, improve muscle or whole body regeneration, stir the blood flow in the cartilage, ligaments, articular membrane and muscles, reduce stress and improve their mental well-being, eliminate muscle tightness and spasms, soften scarred tissues, mobilize tissue adhesions, increase urinary volume and excretion of waste, relax the intervertebral muscles and improve the quality of breathing and chest mobility, increase sinus drainage, prevent nasal infections and increase the flow of stomach acid and liquids from the liver and the pancreas.
Classical massage is not recommended in case of severe inflammation, skin diseases, high temperature, haemophilia, malignant tumours, tuberculosis, severe psychological conditions, fresh and open wounds or fractures, joint dislocations or sprains, varicose syndrome, thrombosis, in case of suspicion of embolism, varicose veins, cardiovascular or kidney diseases, and diabetes.
Deep tissue massage
Deep tissue massage is a method of muscle and connective tissue relaxation treating physical traumas, stressed and chronically affected parts of the body. The massage works on the deeper layers of muscles and connective tissues (fascia) to relieve pain or tension. We recommend it to everyone who wants to reduce pain and tension in the muscles and connective tissue, improve musculoskeletal regeneration after intense straining of the body (athletes, physical workers, or people in forced body positions), increase joint mobility, reduce chronic musculoskeletal pain, speed up their recovery process, in case of scars obstructing the normal functioning of your musculoskeletal system, fibromyalgia, or if you want to regain a better posture.
We do not recommend deep tissue massage in case of severe inflammation, skin diseases, high temperature, haemophilia, malignant tumours, tuberculosis, severe psychological conditions, fresh and open wounds or fractures, joint dislocations or sprains, varicose syndrome, thrombosis, in case of suspicion of embolism, varicose veins, cardiovascular conditions or kidney diseases, diabetes, open scars, inflamed lymph nodes, or in pregnancy.
Sports massage is a specialized type of massage intended for recreation enthusiasts and professional athletes. These massage techniques are designed to warm up, soften and lengthen the muscle tissues, speed up the healing process after injury and stimulate muscle detoxification. The focus is on large muscle groups, depending on the sport played. Sports massage is usually divided into three subcategories: pre-event, inter-event, and post-event massage. Pre-event focuses on increasing circulation, flexibility and decreasing the risk of injury. Inter-event is given between games or events for energy boosting, increased endurance and better end results. Post-event treatment is focused on moving wastes out of the muscles, increasing the blood flow and muscle regeneration.
We recommend this type of massage to athletes and recreation enthusiasts to keep in shape, prevent injuries and strains, complement the rehabilitation process, relax muscles and ligaments, improve your mental state, regain normal body functions post-injury, in preparation for bigger events or games, to stimulate joint surface renewal and central nervous system receptors, and improve the joint's physiological characteristics and mobility.
The trigger point therapy
Myofascial trigger point therapy is a form of manual therapy used to treat local or referred muscle pain. Trigger points are formed in the body because of muscle straining, poor posture, injuries, accidents, repetitive movements, and overtraining in sports. Muscles with trigger points can cause referred muscle pain, meaning that a trigger point in one muscle can create pain in another area, local pain in the same muscle, tightness, tingling sensation, and often headaches (if the neck and upper shoulder muscles are the problem). After forming, trigger points have two phases, active and latent. Active trigger points produce pain during activity and/or resting, while latent trigger points hurt, or feel tender only if press on them. The treatment involves finding the trigger point by pressing on a particular spot on the muscle and locating the pain that is otherwise present during the day or night. Trigger point pressure release techniques involve applying pressure with a finger or other instrument to the trigger point and increasing the pressure as the trigger point softens. This prompts increased blood flow, pain reduction and improvement of the muscle function and flexibility. Studies have shown that treating latent trigger points improves the activity and mobility of both muscles and joints, relieves the feeling of tension and pain, and enhances muscle function. The therapy is painful, but the results are quickly visible. We recommend the trigger point therapy to everyone who experiences headaches, neck and back pains, or suffers from any other musculoskeletal disorder.
Fascial and connective tissue release
The fascial system is made out of connective tissues that surround individual muscles and groups of muscles and represent the muscular binding offering mechanical support to other soft tissues and allow pain-free movement while also acting as a proprioceptive tool.
Fasciae are the biggest system in the human body and have an important role in postural alignment and movement organisation. There are six major fascial lines linking up muscle groups in the body, and this is how pain can travel away from the point of injury (this is called referred pain). When a part of the body is strained, soft tissues are damaged, bones get fractured and joints sprained, or after surgeries deep fascial layers are affected because the collagen fibres cannot slide freely anymore. This leads to movement compensation and pain or results in a mechanical deficiency in the joints or muscles. Mechanical problems, including sprains, fractures, traumas, poor posture, habitual positions during works, overtraining; physical (psychological: depression, stress, anxiety; termic: high temperature, cold, moisture); or chemical conditions (dehydration, lack of vitamins/minerals, food poisoning, overeating, infections, hormonal imbalances, metabolic processes, etc) are the main causes of fascial adhesions.
Fascia is an elastic and to some extent also plastic (it can change) tissue. When it stops gliding freely, it gets stiffer and less stretchy which causes pain and uncoordinated movement. We can manage these myofascial units through fascia manipulation methods. The treatment is painful but brings visible results. By manipulating individual points, the therapist starts a local inflammation which stimulates gliding between the deep fascial fibres, improves movement coordination, increases proprioceptive feedback and relieves pain in static positions or during movement. We recommend this method to everyone who wants to reduce pain in their musculoskeletal system, improve posture and biomechanical patterns, if you have post-surgical or non-surgical scars, or have previously suffered from bone fracture and joint dislocation or sprain, if you spend a lot of time in forced positions, or if you are an athlete and want to improve your results.
Neuromuscular taping is a biomechanical therapy applying decompressive and compressive stimuli to trigger positive effects on the musculoskeletal, neurological, cardiovascular and lymphatic system. The decompressive taping technique enables the muscle to go into eccentric contraction and works twenty-four hours a day. The tapes create creases which lift the skin and speed up the blood flow, create lymphatic drainage, ease pain and improve blood circulation in the muscles. This results in faster muscle tissue renewal in high-intensity sporting activities or in rehabilitation after injuries of the musculoskeletal system.
The therapy can be done in acute, rehabilitative, or post-rehabilitative phases together with other forms of manual therapy and exercises. Tape application can help re-adjust joint positions, support and activate muscles in motion, improve stability and mobility of the joints, and have a positive effect on the whole body. The technique can be used in sports rehabilitation when the joint needs stability to improve an athlete's performance during training or during an event.
We recommend NMT to everyone wanting to reduce pain, oedemas, haematoma and inflammations (post-surgery), improve joint and soft tissue mobility, blood circulation and lymphatic drainage, reduce muscle inflammation, rigidity, muscle spasms and fatigue, increase joint stability during physical activity, accelerate muscle and connective tissue regeneration after intense straining, improve proprioception, or if you suffer from different neurological conditions (multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, ...) or damages resulting from strokes, if you have recently had a joint replacement, spinal surgery, or if you have a locomotory defect, spinal disc hernia, scoliosis, spinal stenosis, hip or knee arthrosis.
We do not recommend NMT in the case of internal bleeding, infections, cancer treatment, thrombosis, skin conditions, open wounds, or in pregnancy (tapes can be applied only on certain parts of the body).
Reservations and cancellation policy
To schedule a massage, manual therapy or any other treatment session, please contact the reception via telephone, or in person at least two days in advance. We require your personal information and your contact number if we need to reach you. In case of changes or cancellation, please inform the reception at least twenty-four hours before your scheduled session to allow us to notify instructors and contact clients on the waiting list.
Less than 24-hour notice will result in a charge equal to 50% of the booked appointment. If you miss your session, you will be charged 100% of the original service scheduled. If you’re running late, please call ahead to let us know. You will be given as much of your scheduled time as the therapist’s schedule can permit, but treatment time will be shortened. Late comers will be charged 100% of the original service.We appreciate your notice and will be happy to schedule a new session.
For you satisfaction and comfort, we recommend you arrive ten minutes before your booked appointment.