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Premium Massage Therapy Across West Surrey, Berkshire and Hampshire By Optiheal Therapy and Fitness

Are you seeking expert massage therapy across West Surrey, Berkshire or Hampshire? Look no further! At Optiheal Therapy and Fitness, we provide services beyond relaxation, focusing on enhancing your overall well-being. Our skilled and certified massage therapists bring expertise, ensuring you receive the highest quality care. We offer shiatsu, body, and Swedish massage to promote a holistic therapy experience and alleviate tension. Our deep tissue massage aims to reduce stress, and our sports massage focuses on enhancing performance, preventing injuries, and expediting recovery. We promote your well-being with head massage, mindfulness training, and helping with sleep problems. Contact us for further details!

Difference Between Massages

Distinguishing between deep tissue and sports massage is crucial for understanding their therapeutic benefits. They both are therapeutic massage techniques targeting different areas and serve distinct purposes. Analysing the nuances of each method reveals their unique focuses and applications:

Deep Tissue Massage

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£30 for 30 minutes, £44 for 45 minutes, £56 for 60 minutes, and £78 for 90 minutes.

1. Focus And Intensity:

Concentrating on releasing tension in more profound muscle layers and connective tissues, deep tissue massage employs deliberate, firm pressure to address chronic muscle tension, knots, and adhesions. It further helps with muscle pain treatment and pain relief therapy.

2. Purpose:

Aimed to alleviate pain, reduce muscle tightness, and enhance flexibility, deep tissue massage is recommended for those with persistent muscle issues such as neck and back pain, repetitive strain injuries, postural concerns and back treatment.

3. Techniques Used:

Employing techniques, including slow strokes, deep finger pressure, and friction, deep tissue massage targets deeper layers using elbows, forearms, or specialised tools for added pressure if necessary. It is highly needed for shoulder pain treatment and injury rehabilitation.

Sports Massage

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£30 for 30 minutes, £44 for 45 minutes, £56 for 60 minutes, and £78 for 90 minutes.

1. Focus And Intensity:

On the other hand, specifically tailored for athletes and active individuals, sports massage aims to optimise athletic performance, prevent injuries, and expedite recovery. It can involve deep and vigorous techniques, targeting specific muscle groups utilised during sports activities.

2. Purpose:

Primarily employed for injury rehabilitation and to boost athletic performance, prevent injuries, and hasten recovery, sports massage focuses on preparing the body pre-event, alleviating muscle soreness post-exercise, and addressing sports-related concerns like muscle imbalances or strains.

3. Techniques Used:

Sports massage utilises dynamic movements, compression, and stretching to pinpoint specific muscles and enhance overall performance. It integrates Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, stretching, and trigger point therapy.

Swedish Massage

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£30 for 30 minutes, £44 for 45 minutes, £56 for 60 minutes, and £78 for 90 minutes.

1. Focus And Intensity:

Swedish massage focuses on long, flowing strokes, kneading and circular movements to promote relaxation, increase circulation and reduce tension and stress. The intensity can vary depending on your preferences and personal needs. 

2. Purpose:

The primary goal of a Swedish massage is to relax the entire body and mind. It can also help to reduce muscle tensions and stiffness, improve blood circulation, enhance mental and physical relaxation, increase flexibility and range of motion and boost your overall sense of well-being. 

3. Techniques Used:

Long, gliding strokes with the hands, fingers or thumbs to relax muscles. Kneading and rolling techniques to improve flexibility. Friction, applying deep circular pressure to certain areas helping to release adhesions and knots. You therapist will combine techniques depending on your specific needs and preferences. 

When considering which technique suits your needs, consulting with a qualified massage therapist is essential. Whether seeking relief from pain or aiming to optimise athletic endeavours, deep tissue and sports massage offer unique benefits tailored to individual goals.

Additional services such as cupping therapy, hot stone massage, or aromatherapy may be available upon request at an extra charge. Reach out to us to discuss your preferences when booking!

If You Are Thinking About Getting Massage Therapy, The Experienced Therapists At Optiheal Therapy And Fitness Can Help. Contact Us On 07531 096144.

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