Discover the restorative power of a great massage at our clinic in Ilford, Essex. Utilised for thousands of years, massage therapy is always very relaxing and invigorating but also has important health benefits. At The Geoffrey Lloyd Foulkes Clinic, we offer a wide range of treatments, including sports massage, deep tissue massage, and Indian head massage, to suit your needs.
Coming from the Greek root “masso”, which means “to touch”, massage offers an array of health benefits, including:
Benefits of Massage Therapy
Strengthening and Toning the Body’s Mechanism
Stimulating or Calming the Body’s Nervous System
Helping to Prevent Strains Due to Relief of Tension
Deep Tissue Massage
Aiming at the connective tissues and structures of the muscles and fascia, deep tissue massage uses many of the same movements and techniques as a traditional Swedish massage. However, the pressure will generally be more intense, as the therapist focuses on releasing chronic muscle tension or knots in specific areas of your body.
Utilising smooth, heated materials, hot stone massage is a deeply soothing and relaxing form of massage. These stones are usually basalt, a black volcanic rock that absorbs and retains heat well. The heat serves to release tense or tight muscles. If you are suffering from inflammation or a muscle injury, cold stones are sometimes used.
Designed to help prepare your bodies for optimal performance during training or after a big event, sports massage is popular with all types of athletes and sportspeople. You don’t have to be in the Olympics to benefit from a sports massage, as this treatment is also useful for people with general injuries, chronic pain, or a restricted range of motion.
Based on Ayurvedic techniques, Indian head massage is a popular treatment involving work on the upper back, shoulders, neck, scalp, and face. Using various massage movements depending on the patient’s condition, this is used to relieve a number of problems, including:
Indian Head Massage
Anxiety and Stress
Neck and Shoulder Stiffness
Tinnitus and Other Ear Problems
Hair Loss and Thinning