What is Advanced Swedish Massage?

This is a more vigorous form of massage than that used in Aromatherapy and less firm than Sports and Remedial Massage.

Advanced Swedish Massage has its roots in Eastern Medicine and is particularly recognised for its ability to provide deep tissue and muscle relaxation and assist with joint mobility. Practitioners use a combination of gentle flowing massage along with friction, kneading, percussion and stimulation of pressure points, as well as stretching and joint manipulation.

The aim of Advanced Swedish Massage is for the client to be able to move freely and without pain. Observation of posture and balance will be made and breathing techniques taught along with exercises to help prevent recurrence of pain and to maintain mobility.

In addition to joint mobility and pain reduction, Swedish Massage can be very helpful for stress reduction, digestive problems including irritable bowel syndrome and constipation, as well as asthma, and bronchitis.

Therapeutic Massage

Therapeutic Massage may involve other modalities or energy techniques used as an adjunct to Swedish Massage. The Therapist has a Diploma in Therapeutic Massage and is recognised by letters DTM.For example, it can help:Aches and pains, insomnia, stress and tension

Remedial and Sports Massage

Therapists who have trained in these modalities are skilled in deep tissue work - such as is required in many painful conditions and by athletes who want to enhance their performance. The therapist has the letters: RMT. Remedial and Sports massage therapy is being used more and more by sports people of all ages and disciplines. It is used in training and is now offered (as it was in ancient times) at the Olympics. Research is currently being done into the effects of this therapy. However, as national and international athletes are seen receiving massage, so more and more sports people – both amateur and professional – are seeking Remedial and Sports Massage Therapists. Sports Massage can be applied before, between events or after events to enhance performance.

We often wonder who is the athlete – is the runner or the computer worker? These tried and tested techniques will help a multitude of conditions as muscle spasm occurs in so many conditions e.g. osteoporosis, arthritis, back pain, RSI etc.

Advanced Remedial Massage

Advanced Remedial Massage involves specific techniques used with Swedish and Remedial and Sports Massage to treat lesions of joints.

Try Advanced Remedial Massage, which includes very effective balancing techniques that enable the body to heal itself as it was built to do. It works very well alongside osteopathy and chiropractic.

Try Advanced Remedial Massage for frozen shoulder, tennis elbow, neck & shoulder pain and back pain or perhaps to help you get mobile again. You really want a healthy structure to try and prevent chronic conditions occurring.

Clinical Aromatherapy

Clinical Aromatherapy means the therapist has a Diploma in Clinical Aromatherapy, and is qualified to make up essential oil prescriptions for his or her patients. Massage is often used but there are many other ways that the essential oils can be used if massage is not indicated or preferred. Try Aromatherapy for :Digestive problems, stress and tension, insomnia, period related problems and more!

On-Site Massage Therapy

These therapists attend the work-place and deliver a 'through the clothes' massage on a special chair, that is both relaxing, re-energising and great for aching necks, shoulders and arms. It is a great de-stresser, and helps with concentration and memory.


These Massage Therapists will give you a Massage Therapy or a Remedial Massage treatment in your own home. What luxury!

Information Courtesy of
Scottish Massage Therapists' Organisation (SMTO)
70 Lochside Road
Denmore Park
Bridge of Don
AB23 8QW
Tel: 01224 822 956

For Further information visit the website

Additional informaton courtesy of
Scottish Massage Therapists' Organisation (SMTO)


Osteopathy can involve all of manipulative therapy and advanced remedial massage techniques as well as specific release techniques for joints. Osteopaths focus on the structure of the body to try and bring it back into balance so it can heal itself. Try osteopathy for asthma and breathing problems, migraine and headaches, IBS and gynaecological conditions, back pain plus so many disorders too numerous to list.


Reflexology involves specific techniques applied to particular areas of the feet and/or hands known as reflex zones, and thus affect other areas of the body to create balance, restoring and maintaining health.By working on the feet we can influence other areas of the body - perhaps they are our 'weak spots' perhaps they are the parts we overuse or abuse. A Reflexology treatment encourages the body to heal itself. Reflexologists understand how mental, physical and emotional stresses involved in daily living can cause a breakdown in health.

The feet are divided into ten zones from the head to the feet. Reflexologists apply pressure to the mapping points for all the structures of the body on the feet, hands or face. Working in one zone affects all the organs in that zone. Reflexology can help with:Sinusitis, hormone problems (e.g. thyroid), infections, pregnancy and labour,stress, skin diseases including eczema and psoriasis, headaches, irritable bowel syndrome and other digestive disorders.Chronic diseases - e.g. arthritis, osteoporosis, 'lupus', M.E., M.S. Painful conditions that have not responded to drugs or other therapies


Remedial Massage has no identity problem. It was first accepted to be scientific in the 19th century. Although it drifted out of fashion with the incessant drive towards technology it is available in some G.P. surgeries, hospitals, health centres, massage schools, sports centres and beauty clinics.

Massage cannot lay claim to cure illness but it should not be dismissed as a luxury either. It makes you feel good, outside and in. Gentle massage is painless and effective, treating people for a wide variety of complaints including asthma, arthritis, backache, joint and muscle sprains, headaches, cramp, high blood pressure, insomnia and rheumatism.

It works by increasing the blood circulation to the area. It enhances the flow of lymph, the body's natural weapon against injury. It is based on a philosophy that the body always wants to be well and so encourages natural healing.

Information Courtesy of
London & Counties Society of Physiologists (LCSP)
330 Lytham Road
Tel: 01253 408 443

For Further information visit the website