The Importance of Massage Therapy
Massage therapy is an effective treatment that helps restore patient circulation, improve range of motion, reduce muscle stiffness and speed the healing process. The restorative, relaxing effects of massage therapy can benefit patients experiencing a variety of painful conditions and injuries, from whiplash to depression. Receiving massage therapy in combination with spinal adjustments and other techniques can help improve the overall health of the patient, and can prevent future injuries. At Alba Spinal Health Centre, we offer several different massage therapies to soothe patients in their mind, body and spirit. We will recommend the type massage needed.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue massage specifically targets knots in the muscles. This technique is effective for releasing muscle tension which patients may experience as a result of stress or injury. Deep tissue massage focuses on treatment of the deepest layers of muscle tissue, tendons and fascia, to help patients overcome conditions like high blood pressure, stress and anxiety and pain from arthritis.
Sports massage is primarily preventative. This type of treatment is frequently administered to athletes before competitions, during playing seasons and after competitive events. Sports massage is effective for enhancing flexibility and is therefore used in pre-event preparation. This type of massage can also improve endurance and reduce recovery time after an injury occurs.
Athletes training to reach maximum performance often seek sports massage whether they’re injured or not, and in fact, this type of massage is used on professional athletes as well as non-professional competitors.
Massage therapy is helpful for patients young and old. At Alba Spinal Health Centre, we administer massage therapy to our patients to improve their comfort and quality of life. To find out what type of massage is right for your needs, make an appointment with us today.
The Swedish massage is one of the most popular massage techniques used today. If you are looking for a relaxing massage, then we highly recommend a this massage technique delivered by one of our massage therapists. If it is your first massage at Alba, then a Swedish massage is your best choice.
SWEDISH MASSAGE TECHNIQUES
A Swedish massage can include both firm, yet gentle strokes. There are five basic strokes that can be used by your massage therapist during this massage:
- Effleurage (sliding or gliding)
- Petrissage (kneading)
- Tapotement (rhythmic tapping)
- Friction (cross fiber or with the fibers)
Lead Massage Therapist
Hi I’m Lewis and I’m Lead massage therapist here at Alba. I’ve been a massage therapist since 2016 and joined Alba in 2018.
Outside of work, I usually fill my time taking and developing film photos, exercising or woodworking! I love watching sport too, I’m a big Liverpool and Warrington Wolves fan!
Hi, My name is Daanish. I have been a Massage therapist at Alba since November 2021.
I enjoy my role at Alba because it is a great feeling when you help a patient get pain free. This gives me a sense of happiness and makes me very passionate about my job!
Away from the clinic, I love football (Manchester United fan) and gaming. I also play competitive call of duty live on twitch!
I’m Pete, I work as a massage therapist at Alba.
I love my role as it feels so rewarding helping people in pain get back on their feet and enjoy their lives again. I have had back pain myself in the past so I can give people the tools & advice that helped me ease my own issues.
Away from clinic I love time with my daughter watching our local football team Runcorn Linnets & just recently I’ve got back into my darts and joined a team in section one (happy to say I’m still undefeated)
I’m Vicki, I have been at Alba Since September 2020.
I was first interested in becoming a massage therapist in 2000 as I was fascinated by how the human body works and the effects that massage and touch has on the body tissues and nervous system.
Sports massage is used to treat people with all types of body aches and pains from planta fasciitis to tennis elbow, it’s not just for athletes.
In my spare time I do exercise classes, walk my dog and see friends.
Hi, my name is Kyle, and I am a massage therapist here at Alba. I joined Alba in February 2021. I enjoy meeting all the new patients that come to our clinic and watching them improve each week.
In high-school I suffered a mucle injury which pushed me to study the MSK system, rehabilitation and pain management/ treatment so I could help improve recovery for others going through similar; and I’m still learning something new every day!
When I’m not at Alba, you’ll catch me watching Liverpool most weeks, at the cinema or spending time with my family.
Hi, my name is Luis, I am a massage therapist here at Alba Spinal Health Centre.
I have been with Alba since May 2022. My interest in Massage therapy came from my determination and passion towards restoring health and wellbeing. I will give it my all to help my patients achieve their personal health aims and their fitness goals.
Outside of the clinic I enjoy gaming, travelling and running my small business but my true passion is basketball and I spend most weekends travelling the country playing in the national league.
They are clearly knowledgeable in their fields and are quick to point out where work is required to alleviate any discomfort.