How long should I book for?
We offer 3 different session times at Hamilton Massage Company: 30 minutes, 60 minutes and 90 minutes.
- 30 minutes tends to be good for when a small area of the body needs work on, such as tight calves or a quick release of neck and shoulders.
- 60 minutes is our most popular option. This gives a good amount of time to warm up the muscles to get a better, longer lasting release. It’s perfect for a treatment covering either the upper or lower body.
- 90 minutes is best for someone wanting a full body massage, or someone with a lot of injuries wanting multiple areas worked on thoroughly.
Ideally, for your first massage appointment a 60 minute booking is preferred. The hands on time in 30 minutes is often too rushed by the time we discuss health history and what you require. We can then discuss how long you may need for follow-up sessions.
What type of massage would you call this?
It can be a hard question to answer as it really depends somewhat where you are from. Australian’s call it Remedial Massage, in Canada and New Zealand it is often also referred to as Therapeutic Massage and the UK it was Deep Tissue. Sports Massage is much of the same techniques, unless it’s directly before your sporting event. You also hear of Swedish massage often which is more the relaxation side of massage, or used to link massage techniques.
I tend to pick and choose techniques from different styles of massage I’ve learnt to link them together to get the best results - so this differs from client to client and what works for them.
- Remedial Massage
- Therapeutic Massage
- Deep Tissue Massage
- Sports Massage
- Neuromuscular Techniques
- Trigger Point Therapy
- Swedish/Relaxation Massage
- Pregnancy Massage
Conditions that Remedial Massage Therapy can help with include:
- Muscle tension
- Relieves stress
- Reduce anxiety
- Ease symptoms of depression
- Improves sleep
- Chronic neck pain
- Tension headaches and migraines
- Manage lower back pain
- Posture related issues
- Enhance sports and exercise performance
- Increase range of motion
Dry Needling is a great add on to your massage session. The technique involves using thin needles to treat pain and dysfunction caused by a wide range of musculoskeletal problems.
The needle is placed into the trigger point of the affected muscle to induce a twitch response. This immediately allows the knot in the muscle to relax and pain to reduce significantly.
Kinesio tape is a stretchy tape which gives muscles and joints extra support without reducing their range of motion. It allows for a more rapid recovery by lifting the skin, which increases circulation and promotes lymphatic drainage.