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Clinical Massage

Clinical Massage in Hove

Clinical massage therapists have an in-depth understanding of anatomy and extensive training in addressing long term musculoskeletal pain issues. Because this type of massage employs a variety of techniques, we use it to treat lots of different conditions including aiding recovery from injuries, back, neck and shoulder pain. We’re offering clinical massage at The Float Spa because it has been proven to be highly effective at managing pain and improving movement without the need for drugs or surgery. Our massage therapists are highly trained and experienced in assessing our clients’ problems and coming up with the best plan for treatment.
Clinical Massage

How it Works

By combining Eastern and Western methods, clinical massage therapy is a very versatile form of treatment involving various hands-on techniques and exercise rehabilitation. It works by relaxing muscles, stretching connective tissue and releasing trigger points to improve blood flow, release pressure on nerves, remove adhesions and help with scar tissue. Stretching and exercise rehabilitation work to improve movement and strengthen muscles too. Our clinical massage therapists also use techniques including trigger point therapy, soft tissue release, AMMA fusion (a combination of Shiatsu massage and acupressure), myofascial release, sports massage, acupressure and Thai and Ayurveda Yoga massage to get the best results for our clients.

What it Helps

Clinical massage is particularly useful in relieving pain from long term musculoskeletal issues and chronic conditions which are often treated with pain killers. More specifically, our therapists use it to treat postural problems, sports injuries and the following ailments:

  • Low back pain
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Whiplash
  • Disc pathologies
  • Costochondritis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • ME
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Multiple sclerosis

Our therapists will always be honest with you about what can be achieved through treatment and will only treat you if they know that clinical massage will be beneficial for your issue.

What to Expect from Clinical Massage

When you attend our spa in Hove for your clinical massage, our therapist will take time to explore your issues in detail by talking through your symptoms and looking at your posture and/or movement. Once they’ve established the cause of your issues, they will devise a treatment plan and let you know what to expect. The treatment can include deep stretches and strong pressure applied to work out tight spots and trigger points in muscles. They may give you a course of exercises and/or stretches to practice to help your recovery and perhaps recommend further treatment sessions. Everyone is different with different issues so it is impossible to say how many sessions you will require to get the result you want. Our therapists will discuss this with you once they have assessed you.

You may leave the session feeling slightly woozy so you can take as much time as you need to sit in our relaxation area until you feel ready to leave. We recommend drinking plenty of water afterwards and not doing any strenuous exercise.

If you have any questions about this treatment or would like to book a clinical massage, call 01273 933680 or click the button below.