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Sports massage is suitable for active athletes and fitness enthusiasts who are looking to prevent or recover from a soft tissue injury. Sports Massage at TKS Therapy in Southampton doesn’t only help with muscle strains, tension and injury prevention, it can
treat chronic or acute injuries and spasms or reduce swelling and discomfort.
Prevent injuries and loss of mobility Restore mobility to injured muscle tissue.

Level 5 Certificates in Manual Therapy & Joint Mobilisations and Rehabilitation for Sports & Exercise.

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  • Boost performance.
  • Maintain the body in better condition.
  • Extend the overall life of your sporting career.
  • Break down scar tissue.
  • Improve tissue elasticity.
  • Reduce Pain.
  • Reduce anxiety and tension in muscle.
  • Embrace circulation.
  • Relieve stress.
  • Boost immune function.
  • Speed healing of soft tissue injuries.
  • Improve mental alertness.
  • Improve sleep quality.
  • Stimulate movement of lymphatic fluids.
Deep tissue massage therapy is a firm treatment. Deep Tissue Massage uses pressure and movement to release layers of tissue, as fascia, tendons,  the protective layer surrounding muscles, bones and joints.

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Benefits of Deep Tissue Massage are

  • releasing chronic muscle tension
  • lowering spasms
  • lowering anxiety
  • reducing arthritis symptoms
  • lowering blood pressure
  • lowers depression and fatigue
  • improves recovery from injuries
  • speed healing
  • can reduce pain
  • improve blood flow
  • a natural stress reliever
  • improves athletic performance and prevents sports injuries
  • improved tissue elasticity
  • increased flexibility
  • helps release knots
  • releases endorphins , the body’s natural painkiller
  • promotes tissue regeneration.
Reflexology is mainly concerned with reflex points on the soles, sides and tops of the feet that correspond to different parts of the body. The feet can be seen as a map of the body.

At my Southampton clinic, I apply massage techniques to the reflex points by using my fingers, thumbs and knuckles. Reflexology treatment aims to help restore balance in the body naturally by improving the client’s well being. Although I may also work on the reflex points on the face, ears and hands, the feet are mostly used.

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What to expect- I start with a full consultation and asking questions about your health and lifestyle and to ensure the treatment is right for you. You’ll remain fully clothed apart from removing shoes and socks. You’ll be on a treatment couch where I will cleanse your feet before applying oil or cream to help a free flowing relaxing treatment. I then start with warming up the feet with gentle stretching and massaging your feet and ankles.

The different techniques will be thumb walking and I will work the reflex points on each foot. The pressure and areas treated will be to your needs.

The treatment can be last 30, 45, 60 mins.

Indian Head Massage works on a mental level as well as physical. Benefits of Indian Head Massage can be

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  • Psychological uplift
  • Improves lymphatic drainage
  • Improves hair condition, scalp circulation and muscle tone
  • Stress relief
  • Relaxation
  • Improves oxygen uptake and waste removal
  • Improves blood circulation which stimulates hair growth
  • Helps joint mobility and movement
  • Provides extra oxygen for the brain
  • Loosens tension in the scalp
  • Reduces stress that can lead to tension headaches,
  • Can help alleviate head conditions such as tinnitus, eye strain, sinusitis,
  • Can help with premature greying and hair loss
  • Helps with anxiety and with sleep
  • Boosts memory

Essential oils are generally distilled from water or steam, from roots of plants, leaves, stems, barks and flowers. Once extracted, these oils can be used in Aromatherapy for health benefits, skin treatments and mood enhancements.

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Aromatherapy with Hot Oils reduces tension in the muscle, thus speeding the healing of soft tissue injuries.
It enhances circulation,
improves mental alertness,
relieves stress,
boosts immune function,
stimulates movement of lymphatic fluid,
improves joint mobility,
improves sleep quality,
eases muscle pain and much more.

Here are some examples of Aromatherapy oils available at TKS Therapy of Southampton.

Rose- Promotes skin tone and a healthy completion, Emotionally uplifting,
Sandalwood- reduces the appearance of blemishes, this oil is frequently used in meditation for its grounding and uplifting properties.
Ylang ylang- helps balance hormones, lifts moods while having a calming effect.
Lemon- naturally cleanses the body and aids indigestion. Promotes positive mood and cognitive ability.
Lavender- widely used for its calming and relaxing qualities, eases muscles tension.
Cypress- assist with clear breathing, soothes tight, tense muscles.
There are many more.

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