Massage

Deep Tissue/Sports Massage

The Sports Massage is a form of deep tissue massage

Sports massage uses certain soft tissue techniques to mobilise and manipulate muscles. Its main purpose is to speed up healing, relieve pain, allow full range of joint motion or maintain muscle and joint health.

This type of massage is beneficial for both injuries and long term, chronic problems such as neck, back and pelvic girdle pain.

Initially developed to help athletes prevent injuries and to improve sports, however, sports massage has evolved into supporting both athletes and everyday people, as repetitive use injury, strain and pains are now seen in new mothers, desk professionals and for those whose work involves the use, and overuse of certain joints and muscles.

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Good examples of this are hair dressers, servers and construction workers.

So it turns out that we are all athletes of life and the same principles apply to the average person, as they do to athletes. Repetitive everyday activities, such as sitting at a desk, typing on a computer and holding a baby can all result in pain and even injury.

Sports Massage Benefits: stretches soft tissue, improves range of motion, relieves muscle tension and pain, supports good posture, improves muscle flexibility, reduces muscle spasm, reduces swelling, increases blood and lymph flow, increases supply of oxygen and nutrients to the soft tissue, stimulates nervous system, removes waste products, relieves tension and anxiety, improves sleeping, stimulates physical activity, improves  self-awareness by monitoring your own condition.

Sports massage stretches soft tissue improves range of motion relieves muscle tension and pain supports good posture improves muscle flexibility reduces muscle spasm reduces swelling increases blood and lymph flow stimulates nervous system removes waste products relieves tension and anxiety improves sleeping stimulates physical activity improves self-awareness by monitoring your own condition improves self-awareness by monitoring your own condition

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Pregnancy massage

Suitable from 12 weeks pregnant

As an expertly trained pregnancy massage specialist, the Wise Woman Body coach provides a pregnancy massage service to help you to feel your best and target any pregnancy related aches and pains safely and effectively.

We offer treatments and packages so you can be supported throughout your pregnancy.

Our Remedial Pregnancy Massage is individually tailored to your needs. Whether the emphasis is more on relaxation or to targeting a specific problem, you will always leave feeling revived.

It is ideal for pelvic girdle pain, back and neck and shoulder pain, swelling, general aches and pains, anxiety and low mood. Choose from a full body massage or a shorter treatment for a target area.

To achieve maximum benefits of this therapy regular treatments are recommend.

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Mobility Exercise in Pregnancy can also be highly beneficial alongside pregnancy massage for relieving common pregnancy ailments  – unless there is medical reason not to.

The treatments taken place in Groningen. Each massage is tailored to your individual needs and is adapted throughout the trimesters to ensure you are comfortable.

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Treatments suitable from 19 days to 12 months+ postnatal

Whether you have the need for a shorter visit or something lengthier.

We offer the option of 60-minute and 90-minute treatments and packages so you can be supported throughout your postnatal recovery. 

Postnatal Massage

As a fully qualified Postnatal massage specialist I have worked with hundreds of women, who have come to me with common complaints of lower back pain, upper shoulder tightness and tightness around the pelvic girdle. 

This led me to create MUM®, a massage that is designed to unlock the blocks and tightness that occurs from pregnancy and beyond, into motherhood.

Wise Woman Wellness provides a remedial massage service to target the areas impacted by pregnancy changes, the birth and early postnatal period safely and effectively.

Every MUM® massage begins with an intake, account of birthing details and a postnatal assessment of abdominal, postural and pelvic floor muscles, and includes breath work. 

A specialist C-section recovery massage  appointment and additional services are also available.

These  treatments are fully endorsed by midwifes here in Groningen and Winsum, as well as local physiotherapists.

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Mini postnatal remedial massage

Suitable from 10 weeks post-birth

A shorter appointment but still highly effective at targeting a specific area. For best results it is recommended a course of treatments is booked

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C-section recovery massage

Postnatal massage treatment from 6 weeks post-birth

The C-section recovery massage is a more in-depth treatment that includes all the elements of the postnatal massage and then focuses on the impact that a C-section has had on your body.

The therapist will release the areas that have been affected, including hips and lower back and then using specialist techniques the therapist will work on the scar area to reduce numbness and improve the appearance of the tummy and scar area.

This treatment also includes an abdominal massage using specialist techniques to assist with healing, abdominal healing, and the improvement of the appearance of skin tone. As a specialist in movement and pelvic health, you can be sure that you’ll be in safe hands.

Specialist recovery techniques!

Included in the appointment is advice on nutrition and self care plus the exercises that can be done to improve your range of movement. A more in-depth 1-to-1 programme for C-section recovery can be found on the Holistic Core Restore C-section recovery page.

facial lymphatic massage

Additional benefits of Manual Lymph Drainage:

  • Detoxifying
  • Reduces bruising
  • Minimises swelling
  • Helps pain management
  • Increases speed of recovery
  • Boosts the immune system
  • Softens tissue
  • Increases mobility

Manual Lymph Drainage

A very relaxing way to invest in your health and well-being

Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD) is an advanced, light-touch therapy which works on the lymphatic system.

Not to be confused with lymphatic drainage massage – although the two terms are often used interchangeably,  they are very different treatments.

MLD is the process of moving and stretching the skin in a very precise manner, to encourage the flow of lymph through the body.

Each treatment lasts approximately 50 minutes and is a very relaxing way to invest in your health and well-being.

Manual Lymph Drainage was developed in the 1930s by Danish doctor Emil Vodder and his wife, Estrid, for the treatment of chronic sinusitis and other immune disorders.

Today, it is practiced widely around the world as a physical therapy with benefits in a range of situations and is often recommended by doctors post-surgery.

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