Theraputic Massage &
THE WARMTH OF OUR HANDS CAN CURE
Massage therapy is recognized as one of the oldest methods of healing, with references in medical texts nearly 4,000 years old. In fact, Hippocrates, known as the "father of medicine," referenced massage when he wrote, in the 4th century B.C.: "The physician must be acquainted with many things, and assuredly with rubbing."
Welcome to Olga Raffa's
Olga Raffa, has been a practicing Massage Therapist for 25 yrs, specializing in Sports/Remedial Massage and Therapeutic Bodywork where each treatment is tailored to your individuals needs.
Through the use of her light, sensitive healing touch and a deep form of soft tissue massage coupled with specific techniques, Olga tailors each treatment to treat your stress, tension and fatigue that occurs through occupational, recreational or sporting activities. She aims to ensure that you receive the best possible relief for your particular area of concern and those tired, sore, aching or damaged muscles.
By receiving regular massage treatments we can help you prevent a problem area developing into a more serious and/or longer term condition. As we all have the same musculoskeletal system these treatments can be beneficial to anyone, whether or not they partake in serious/frequent sporting activities or simply have general muscular issues they would like addressed.
MASSAGE AND BODYWORK TECHNIQUES & SERVICES
DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE / STRUCTURAL INTEGRATION
Deep Tissue Massage is one of the best and most effective ways to treat pain and injury. It uses firm-pressure designed to release tight layers of muscle, which develops from bad posture or injury. Restoring movement in the soft tissues it alleviates pain, muscle spasm and stress from the problematic area. Deep tissue massage will:
Sports Massage involves the manipulation and mobilisation of muscles and soft tissues for pain relief, muscle repair, health and injury prevention. Many people assume that it is only for people that are regularly active, but it also works in helping inactive people release painful tension and recover flexibility. A sports massage will:
Swedish massage is primarily the same as a relaxation massage. The main purpose will be to help promote total mind and body relaxation and increase your sense of wellbeing. Therefore your therapist will probably use a slower place and light to medium pressure. A Swedish massage will: