London Massage Therapy providing therapeutic and deep tissue massage in clinics in Greenwich and Battersea
London Massage Therapy was set up by Mark in 2014 as a means to add further treatment options for his existing acupuncture therapy clients. Mark studied at the London College of Massage in central London. He is trained in therapeutic massage based upon the classical Swedish form and in deep tissue massage.
Clients come to Mark’s London Massage Therapy clinic for a wide variety of conditions. Neck and shoulder and upper back tension is the most common complaint, which is treated with a careful combination of lighter and deep tissue work combined with gentle stretching. Lower back pain, tight hamstrings, and sciatica are among other common presenting conditions.
London Massage Therapy can offer treatments that provide the following benefits:
- Reduction in pain levels for acute and chronic pain
- Relief from stress and anxiety
- Improved mood
- Improved lymph drainage
- Improved circulation
- Raising of endorphin levels
- Increased flexibility
London Massage Therapy does not currently offer pregnancy massage, but Mark can recommend colleagues who are trained in this.
London Massage Therapy in Greenwich and Battersea
Why Choose Massage Therapy?
Massage therapy is one of the oldest known healing arts. It pre-dates all orthodox medicine and most complementary therapies. The oldest existing medical text, the Nei Jing, acknowledges it as one of the four classical forms of medical treatment (along with acupuncture, herbs, and moxibustion). The ancient Greeks and Romans championed massage as one of the chief means of relieving pain. In fact, Hippocrates, the renowned ‘father’ of modern medicine, believed that all physicians should be trained in massage therapy. After falling out of favour for many centuries, the Renaissance period saw renewed interest in massage. Ambrose Pare, a French doctor of the sixteenth century, led a successful rediscovery of the techniques, so successfully in fact that he became Royal physician to the French kings.
A the beginning of the nineteenth century, Swedish gymnast Per Henrik Ling synthesised his knowledge of gymnastics, philosophy, and bodywork skills acquired in China to form the Swedish massage technique, a style that remains much the same today.