July 15, 2021 | Emma Brackstone
Flexibility and massage
Muscle injuries are more common now than they were 50 years ago. That’s not because we’re exercising harder. It’s because we’re more sedentary. What’s worse, as we age our joints tend to tighten, making range of motion and flexibility even more restricted. Massage therapy is a beneficial treatment for maintaining and improving flexibility and motion. […]
July 6, 2021 | Emma Brackstone
4 Reasons to Incorporate Massage Therapy Into Your Workout
Winter is truely upon us and the tried-and-true fitness enthusiasts are hitting the gym and taking advantage of the cooler weather. Though you may be busy planning out your workout routines for the rest of the season, there’s a critical recovery method you’re likely overlooking—Massage Therapy! Indeed, many professional athletes and their coaches have sworn […]
June 29, 2021 | Emma Brackstone
Your guide to preparing yourself for your first massage
Its crazy to think, but some people have never had a massage! Self-conciousness can keep many people away from the massage table but rest assured your massage therapist has seen people of all shapes and sizes. Birthmarks, moles, body hair, tattoos and scars are all part of the job and no-one is going to notice the extra […]
June 15, 2021 | Emma Brackstone
Massage can help dispel the winter blues
One in five Americans are impacted by seasonal change Massage therapy shown to improve mood and elevate energy levels People looking to fend off the winter blues may find relief by integrating massage therapy into their health maintenance routine. Shorter days and colder temperatures leave many Americans feeling depressed and lethargic, yet studies show that […]
June 10, 2021 | Emma Brackstone
What is a safe space?
At Enliven Remedial Massage it is important to us that every client has a safe space to enjoy their treatment. What does that mean? For us it includes the following: Client confidentiality and seeking permission before talking with any other involved allied health professionals. Support and care if a client requires an emotional break Understanding and […]
May 26, 2021 | Emma Brackstone
Above and Beyond
In a largely unregulated industry, Enliven Remedial Massage takes great pride in going above and beyond to ensure you get the best quality care. To comply with our high standards each therapist must meet the following criteria: Hold a formally recognised remedial massage diploma or higher with an RTA Be a full member of a […]
May 17, 2021 | Emma Brackstone
Who is behind Enliven Remedial and Pregnancy Massage?
Feeling comfortable with your massage therapist is really important and it can take time to build that relationship. To give our clients and followers a head start in that process, today we are asking questions of Emma, our director and head massage therapist. Where are you originally from? I was born and raised in England […]
May 13, 2021 | Emma Brackstone
Massage for bodybuilding?
Serious bodybuilders can use every advantage possible to achieve their goal as quickly and effectively as possible. When you’ve been working out with weights for hours at a time, doing hundreds of reps, it’s inevitable that some strain, and possibly damage, will occur to muscles, tendons, and ligaments. An ordinary massage definitely has its use […]
May 15, 2019 | Emma Brackstone
Why do we choose side-lying for pregnancy massage?
We are often asked if we offer pregnancy massage with “tummy cushions.” It is not our preferred treatment position option and we prefer to treat in the side-lying position. You may ask “why?” Here are our top 10 benefits of the side position. Supports the joints as they start to loosen, in particular the hips […]