Our Services

Deep Tissue Massage

Deep tissue massage therapy is deeper pressure being applied to chronic muscle tension. The focus here being on muscle tissue, tendons and fascia (the protective layer surrounding muscles, bones and joints. Deep tissue massage focuses on a specific problem, such as chronic muscle pain and injury rehabilitation. Some of conditions that can be effectively treated includes whiplash and repetitive strain, postural problems and sciatica, sports injury and recovery from falls, muscle tension or spasm in the glutes, hamstrings, quads, rhomboids, IT band and upper back. Deep tissue massage can also be used to help fibromyalgia pain with an improvement in the range of motion often noticeable immediately. The benefits aren’t just muscle and pain-related, deep tissue massage treatment can lower blood pressure, heart rate and stress hormone levels. Massage is good for the mind as well as the body boosting mood and helping you relax. Deep tissue massage is very effective when scar tissue is being loosed and muscles lengthened, knots are being undone and sub-layers of muscle moved back into the right place Deep tissue massage can have incredible effects in increasing mobility and reducing chronic pain.

Swedish Massage

This is the best known massage in the west. If it’s your first time or you don’t get a massage often, Swedish massage is the best place to start. Traditional Swedish massage techniques combining deep tissue work with relaxing and soothing movements to ease away stress, aches and pains. You can choose to have your full body or just an area done. Back, neck and shoulders is popular as these get particularly tight from being at a computer all day. There are five types of stroke that make up the traditional Swedish massage technique. Effleurage is the main one. Body Mechanics Malmesbury therapist will use their hands to rub your muscles in long gliding movements pushing blood in the direction of your heart. There’s also Petrissage (kneading) and Tapotement (tapping). Massage is brilliant at combating stress and relaxes the mind and body. Your circulation and lymph system are boosted and massage helps with chronic pain.

Mature Massage

This is designed to address the specific needs of the elderly population. This type of massage uses gentle and light application of massage techniques and can include passive stretching. Such techniques can increase blood circulation, combat depression, improve balance and flexibility, reduce the pain of arthritis, increase joint mobility, improve posture, and encourage overall well-being. It is particularly good for improving overall health as we age. If you suffer from certain medical conditions you should check with your doctor before receiving treatment.

Body Assessment & Injury Rehabilitation

Struggling with a problem? Not sure what the problem is? This may be the treatment for you. Full body assessment analysing your posture and gait, before assessing the main area in question. A client assessment will include a range of exercises that will allow Body Mechanics Malmesbury to observe your posture & symmetry, flexibility and mobility of the muscles and joints along with your range of movements through passive, resistive and active movements. Upon finding a suggested diagnosis, a treatment plan will be formulated consisting of massages, strengthening exercises and stretching exercises to correct the problem area.

Trigger Point Therapy

Trigger point therapy is designed to alleviate the source of pain through cycles of isolated pressure and release. With this treatment the client actively participates through deep breathing as well as identifying the exact location intensity of the discomfort. The results and benefits are releasing constricted areas in the muscles thus alleviating pain. You can experience a significant decrease in pain after just one treatment. Having regular trigger point therapy combined with massage can naturally help manage pain and stress from chronic injuries.  Muscle Energy – This technique often uses an active contraction of the muscle against a resistive source and is mainly used to stretch, strengthen and relax tight postural muscles. Soft Tissue release – Designed to stretch localised areas of tendons, fascia and muscles that are tight. The tissue and direction of its fibres will be identified, then the either active, passive or weight bearing technique will be applied.

Sports Massage

Sports massage is more geared towards an athlete but can be applied to any individual. Sports massage techniques are specific to the individual’s sport of choice. Focusing on the areas of the body that are overused and stressed out from repetitive and often aggressive movements. Sports massage is gaining popularity as a useful component in a balance training program. It can be used to enhance pre-event preparation and reduce recovery time for maximum performance during training/events and post event. Benefits of regular sports massage include increased flexibility, reduction in fatigue, improved endurance, prevention of injuries and prepares the body and mind for optimal performance. Sports Massages can be split into 4 categories; Pre-Event – Designed to stimulate, this massage will focus on the areas of the body that will be exerted during the activity. Typically given 15-45 minutes before the event. Post Event – Received within 2 hours of undertaking the activity, it helps the body’s muscles to return to how they were pre activity. Restorative – Often received regularly whilst training for an event or for those looking to improve their personal bests and train harder. Restorative sports massage works to enable further training by preventing injury. Rehabilitative – Serves to relieve pain from an injury and return the affected tissue to normal. Sports massage is great for ongoing conditions such as tight calves from running, or tense shoulders from sitting at a desk or have sustained a recent injury from a sprain or an accident, even those that have recently undergone recent surgery opt for treatment. Sports massages is often helps those who suffer from migraines and tension headaches. Unlike a full body massage, it is likely that the therapist will focus on specific areas of the body once an assessment has been carried out prior to the treatment. Sports Massage mainly uses myofascial release techniques to stretch the fascia that surrounds the organs, bones, muscles and tendons within the body. Poor posture and physical trauma can cause the fascia to become hard and lose elasticity, resulting in a decrease in flexibility; manipulating and stretching during a sports massage will relax the fascia and tissue it surrounds to regain the flexibility and motion. Other advanced techniques that will be used include: Trigger Point Therapy. Trigger point therapy is designed to alleviate the source of pain through cycles of isolated pressure and release. With this treatment the client actively participates through deep breathing as well as identifying the exact location intensity of the discomfort. The results and benefits are releasing constricted areas in the muscles thus alleviating pain. You can experience a significant decrease in pain after just one treatment. Having regular trigger point therapy combined with massage can naturally help manage pain and stress from chronic injuries. Muscle Energy – This technique often uses an active contraction of the muscle against a resistive source and is mainly used to stretch, strengthen and relax tight postural muscles. Soft Tissue release – Designed to stretch localised areas of tendons, fascia and muscles that are tight. The tissue and direction of its fibres will be identified, then the either active, passive or weight bearing technique will be applied.