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Knead-A-Massage/Knotty Back & Shoulders

With extended journey times when commuting, hunched over phones/ipads or your desk at work, it's no wonder we end up with tense and knotted muscles in our shoulders and upper back that cause us pain and can limit our mobility.

A knot – or myofascial trigger point - is a tight section in the muscle. There is still a lot of debate in the literature and a single cause has not been found. However clinically we all know we get tight and tender spots in our muscles when they are working hard or are used a lot!

Myofascial trigger points can cause ‘referred pain’ which means a trigger point in one muscle can create pain in another area.

Besides lactic acid build up, researchers also hypothesis that static postures can causes knots due to the prolonged contraction of muscle fibres. A knot forms when a muscle goes into spasm and then stays stuck in this tense state.

When a muscle stays flexed and tense, it becomes painful. The size of a knot will vary depending on the number of muscle fibres involved.

How to relieve the pain of knotted muscles

Deep tissue massage is highly effective at easing tense muscles and relieving pain. Massage has been shown to increase the blood flow to a muscle and therefore oxygen flow increases to the area and takes away waste products. The benefits can last for an hour after the massage and spread to adjacent areas too!

Knead-A-Massage-Herts can help alleviate and prevent pain in the shoulders and upper back by applying pressure exactly where it is needed.

It’s been ergonomically designed to enable the therapist to apply deep tissue massage to loosen tense and knotted muscles.

As well as relaxing the muscle fibres and releasing muscle knots, massage can also help release endorphins and other soothing chemical mediators that reduce anxiety, stress and pressure in targeted areas.

Simply call Gail to book or for information 07425162597

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£20 - 20 minutes

£30 - 30 minutes

Taster sessions available on request