1.Deep tissue massage/Sport massage:

Deep tissue massage is a massage technique that uses slow and firmer strokes and pressure, such as deep finger pressure or rubbing, concentrated on particular areas. Practitioners to achieve the desired effect may use their forearms, elbows, fingertips and knuckles as well as their hands. These target areas are usually called trigger points which can become activated by muscle overuse or as well due to muscle inactivity.

Other causes are minor or major trauma; inflammation; electrolyte imbalances; hormone imbalances (firstly high levels of cortisol).

Trigger points are described as hyperirritable spots in the fascia surrounding skeletal muscle.

On examination, we can find palpable nodules in taut bands of muscle fibres. The active trigger point hurts when pressed with a finger and causes pain around it and can refer to other areas.

Cause of that we find a weakness, reduce proprioception and reduce flexibility in the muscle. For instance, Deep tissue massage aims to increase the blood flow in the area, deactivating these trigger points and reducing the pain and the muscle stiffness.

2.Facial massage:

The facial massage is performed as a gentle massage on the facial and scalp area. Because of that we have an influence on  the autonomic nervous system activity, reducing anxiety and stress. Since there is a strict relationship between the skin and the brain in the stress response, a reduction in the stress activity might bring benefit to the facial skin as well.

Nevertheless, we need to take into account the benefit of the massage such as blood flow increase; muscle tension decrease and muscle function improvement. 

3.Relaxing massage: 

Nowadays life flies fast, being full of commitment. As result, we do not dedicate enough time for recovery, for sleep, for physical activity, increasing the body and mind level of stress.

Well-known beneficial effects of massage therapy are: 

  • releasing endorphins;
  • helping to reduce stress;
  • increasing Love hormone, which contribute to relaxation and wellbeing;
  • reducing Stress hormone.

At 5 STAR CLINIC, we use a moderate pressure massage to stimulate the pressure receptors on the skin. Also, we implement the massage with reflex areas/points that could increase the vagal activity which in return improves the soothing and relaxing effects of the massage. All these effects together will not only relax your body and mind but will bring them in a state of recovery.

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2.Facial massage:

The facial massage is performed as a gentle massage on the facial and scalp area that influences the autonomic nervous system activity, reducing anxiety and stress. Since there is a strict relationship between the skin and the brain in the stress response, therefore a reduction in the stress activity might bring benefit to the facial skin as well.

Nevertheless, we need to take into account the benefit of the massage such as blood flow increase; muscle tension decrease and muscle function improvement. 

Massage Therapy in Lancashire

Have you had a stressful couple of weeks lately? Do you lie awake for most of the night because you just can’t seem to fall asleep no matter how badly you want to? Is that muscle injury you sustained a few days back getting worse? Looks like you could do with some massage therapy.

At 5 Star Clinic Ltd, we offer three kinds of massage therapies. Our relaxing massage therapy is aimed at individuals who need a break from their stressful routines or have been having trouble sleeping. It releases endorphins, which in help turn reduce stress and improve sleeping patterns. Our facial massage therapy is meant for individuals who want to indulge in a bit of self pampering, and helps alleviate anxiety and negative emotions. Our deep tissue massage therapy is aimed at treating sore muscles and alleviating pain and discomfort caused by a muscle injury.

Book an appointment with our massage therapist in Lancashire today!