Therapeutic / Swedish massage uses a variety of soothing stokes with firm but gentle pressure to create
relaxation, reduce tension, and ease aching muscles.
The relaxing & detoxifying effect of the massage helps to restore balance to the body, which decreases stress and increases overall health & vitality in the body and mind. This in turn enables the body’s own ealing mechanisms to work more effectively and efficiently making therapeutic massage a very effective means of combating stress related conditions which can occur when the body is out of balance and we are experiencing unhealthy levels of mental & physical tension.
The effect of the massage is dictated by the speed and pressure of the strokes and can be more relaxing or invigorating depending upon personal preference and the desired results. The treatment can focus on the whole body or be adjusted to concentrate on specific problem areas and will be tailored to meet each client’s individual requirements.
Indian Head Massage is extremely effective for treating stress and stress related disorders because it focuses on the
areas of the body most affected by stress – namely the shoulders, upper back, neck & head.
However, the beneficial effects of the treatment can be felt throughout the whole body and mind, reducing stiffness and tension and leaving you feeling relaxed, calm and revitalised.
Sports / Deep Tissue Massage is a type of massage focussing on the deeper layers of muscles,
with the aim of relieving chronic patterns of tension in the body and preventing and treating
specific sports related injuries.When we are stressed, toxins build up in our tissues & muscles,
blocking the circulation and causing the muscles to contract and develop knots. These knots can
then cause pain, inflammation and limited movement in the muscles and joints. Stiffness, tension
and muscle damage can also occur as a result of overuse of certain muscle groups, whether due to
occupational factors or through sporting activities.
A sports / deep tissue massage is ideal for enhancing general mobility, relieving chronic tension and for the prevention and treatment of a variety of sports related injuries. It is advisable to book a course of treatments for long lasting results.A Sports / Deep Tissue Massage is given on a massage table using a basic oil. Treatments typically last for 1 hour. It’s a much stronger and deeper massage, so people can often find it quite uncomfortable unless you are used to it. It’s very good for reducing muscle tightness and lengthening muscle fibres, as well as mobilising scar tissue. Sports massage therapy does not suit everyone, and often people think they want a sports massage but actually want a holistic massage which is much more comfortable.
Alan Dolton began competing in athletics in 1980, which led to him developing an interest in the prevention and cure of running injuries. He trained at the London School of Sports Massage, where he obtained a Diploma in Sports Massage in June 2000. He also has an ITEC Diploma in Anatomy, Physiology and Massage. He is a member of the Sports Massage Association and the Institute of Sport & Remedial Massage. Alan is also a qualified UK Athletics club coach, specialising in middle-distance and long-distance running. He is the senior coach at local running club Striders of Croydon AC. He leads track sessions at Croydon Sports Arena on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, and also regularly leads running groups on Sunday mornings from the club’s headquarters at Sandilands. As an athlete, Alan represented Surrey at 5000 metres. He was a member of the Croydon Harriers team which won the Southern League Division One in 1985, and competed regularly in the British Athletic League from 1986 to 1994. In 1997 he won the South of England over-40 5000 metre championship. He was the Surrey over-55 1500 metres champion in 2012, 2013 and 2016. In October 2016 he represented Great Britain in the over-55 age-group in the World Masters Cross-Country Championships in Perth (Australia). Alan works at Croydon Physio on a Friday and we are really pleased to have him as a valuable member of the team.
Gina is qualified in sports massage therapy and works at Croydon Physio. She tours with Strictly Come Dancing and Dancing on Ice, and has massaged all the stars.
At Croydon Physiotherapy Clinic and Surrey Physio, you can get the highest quality physiotherapy and osteopathy treatment from our team.
We don't just treat sports injuries, we treat plenty of people with normal aches and pains.
We are a very friendly and professional team, and that's why we are regarded as Croydon's top physiotherapy clinic.
We treat all injuries to the body from back pain, to whiplash, to shoulder pain, ankle pain and more. We are trusted by many clubs, teams and GPs in the Croydon and Sutton area. We regularly get referrals from local GPs, and consultants in Croydon and Sutton.
We use a range of techniques, including manipulation, massage, LASER and ultrasound, acupuncture and rehabilitation.
We treat problems such as: Back & neck pain
Croydon Physio at Selsdon House, 1 Upper Selsdon Rd, CR2 8DD is a fantastic venue situated just 10 minutes’ drive from East Croydon, and is right next to a few bus routes the closest being the 412) There is ample free parking on site. The clinic has four fully equipped treatment rooms, and on-site gym and Pilates rehabilitation studio.
Croydon Massage, linked with Croydon Physio, as Taja is our therapist and one of our team.
To book a consultation, call 0208 685 6930.