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Shannon Gardener is a qualified Massage Therapist with a Bachelor in Health Science (Neuromuscular Therapy) from the New Zealand College of Massage.
Typically in the first session, Shannon incorporates a thorough postural and movement analysis into the treatment to enhance the effectiveness of the massage session creating a baseline for future improvements.
Connective Tissue Release is an intensive but non-invasive technique, which does not involve the use of oil or lotion, which attempts to release your tension by using long stretching strokes. Releasing fascia around muscles can benefit you by reducing chronic tension, improving posture, "ease" local and distant tensions in the body and by helping to restore optimal functioning and movement.
Relaxation massage provides you with a general sense of unwinding in the body and reduces muscle tension. It assists general health and immune function and de-stressing mentally and physically. Pressure may be lighter or deeper, depending on the receiver, and may be general or more focused on particular muscle groups. Relaxation massage will leaving you feeling relaxed, nurtured and refreshed.
Therapeutic (treatment) massage requires a more in-depth analysis of the soft tissues in the body and to apply techniques for change. It involves applying assessment findings and modifying deep tissue massage techniques to suit the individual clients needs. The treatment is aimed to focus on muscular aches or strains in certain areas, however, emphasis is still on an overall feeling of relaxation and well-being.
Sports massage is similar to therapeutic massage with more vigorous techniques than relaxation massage and focused on specific areas. If you have an active lifestyle, sports massage will assist with quicker recovery, prevent injury, recovery from injuries, reduce tendon and muscle overload, keep muscles functioning well, treat minor strain injuries to avoid more serious problems and improve general fitness.
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