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Massage in Stamford & Peterborough

There are lots of different kinds of massage, each with broadly different origins and aims – some focus on soothing muscle pain; others on increasing energy levels; some aim to improve a specific physical condition; others simply to help you relax.

Massage makes you feel good in lots of ways, and can have a positive effect on your whole body – your bones, your muscles, your heart, your skin, your breathing, digestion, and your mental health. At RÖ we offer three different types.

Massage

Whether you’ve picked our relaxation massage, deep tissue or opted for a hot stone massage, we will discuss with you prior to your treatment what sort of pressure you like, where you would like us to focus on and how you would like to feel after your treatment.

Before beginning the 25 minute, 55 minute or 85 minute massage we will do all those 5* checks… music level, comfort, temperature. Your comfort is our priority! At RÖ we like to do inhalation bowls at the start of your treatment to help focus on breathing and help you relax. You can choose from reviving smells like orange or deeply relaxing smells like lavender that will leave you floating.

Before and after any massage treatment, avoid large meals or alcohol. It’s also a good idea to drink plenty of water, which will help your body to flush the toxins out of your body.

You should always tell your therapist in advance if you:

  • Are, or think you might be, pregnant
  • Have any medical conditions or are receiving any treatment or medication
  • Have recently had an injury or operation
  • Are allergic to anything, particularly skin allergies
  • Have any broken skin or sores on your scalp

Anyone who needs some me time to switch off and relax away from every day life!

What kind of pressure will you use?

We tailor all of our massages to your personal preference so will ask what pressure you like and check it feels okay for you.

Will I feel discomfort afterwards?

If you have asked us to work on an area of concern with a firm pressure you may feel a little bruised afterwards but this will resolve within a few days and the area should feel much better than before your massage.

How often should I have treatments?

As often as you like. Weekly is advised of treating a specific ache or pain or monthly for maintenance.

RELAXATION MASSAGE

Often referred to as a Swedish massage, a relaxation massage is meant to do just that – relax you. Pressure is applied to muscles in the direction of blood flow to the heart, but not as much pressure as in a deep tissue massage.

A good relaxation massage relieves stress and muscle tension and will leave you oozing with a sense of wellbeing. It achieves this because of the general benefits of massage: it improves your circulation and blood flow, so your organs and skin get more oxygen; aiding with lymphatic drainage. Whether it’s a full body massage or back massage, this type of therapeutic massage helps to relieve back pain and neck pain by breaking up stubborn knots and tight soft tissue. A relaxation massage encourages your body to digest its food, and get rid of its toxins and it will help you to sleep better!

Whether you’ve come for relaxation or helping to release tension we recommend following our massage aftercare advice. In particular, make sure you drink plenty of water as it can make you feel dehydrated. Plus, the movement of toxins is best managed by flushing water through your system. Most people feel deeply relaxed after, so it’s a good idea to take it easy.

If you’re like most people looking at getting a massage for the first time, you may be looking for some direction on which route to take since there are multiple options. This is your perfect introduction into massage.

DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE

Deep tissue massage is a rejuvenating massage technique typically used to alleviate aches and pains. Deep tissue massage benefits are wide ranging but include bringing relief from sports injuries, a sense of wellbeing and relaxation, increased circulations and reduced inflammation.

With sustained pressure using slow, deep strokes we can target the inner layers of your muscles and connective tissues. This helps to break up knots and reduce tension in muscle and tissue.

The benefits of deep tissue massage are best experienced if you have a regular course of massages over a period of time. However, sometimes you just want that one-off massage to alleviate that troublesome knotty shoulder. After a deep tissue massage you can expect to feel a little tender in the area that has been worked. You shouldn’t feel active pain, and if you do, you should discuss this with the massage therapist.

Deep tissue massage is a type of massage technique which uses deep pressure so if you like a firmer touch then this one is for you. The increased blood flow stimulated by the massage works to help reduce inflammation and promote faster healing of injuries.

HOT STONE MASSAGE

A hot stone massage is a type of massage therapy. It’s used to help you relax and ease tense muscles and damaged soft tissues throughout your body.

During a hot stone massage, smooth, flat, heated stones are placed on specific parts of your body. The stones are usually made of basalt, a type of volcanic rock that retains heat.

The heat warms and relaxes the muscles, which allows the therapist to apply deeper pressure, if desired. The warmth of the hot stones improves circulation and calms the nervous system. Throughout your treatment your therapist will check that the temperature is right for you.

If you have a hot stone massage, we recommend following our massage aftercare advice. In particular, make sure you drink plenty of water as the heat can make you feel dehydrated. Plus, the movement of toxins is best managed by flushing water through your system. Most people feel deeply relaxed after, so it’s a good idea to take it easy.

Anyone who is experiencing muscle tension and pain, insomnia, or stress may benefit from a hot stone massage.