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Sam Plewa - Massage Therapist
Sam qualified in swedish massage in 2009, then completed the next level which was sports and remedial massage in 2010. She says;
"I've attended many more courses since then in order to keep learning new techniques and approaches. One of the courses I attended was in Costa Rica at an amazing health retreat, up in the mountains surrounded by coffee plantations! Attending courses like this helps build on my knowledge and keep myself up-to-date.
I was a full-time massage therapist fo five years when I lived in Abderdeen. I had my own treatment room in a busy gym and also worked alongside an Osteopath providing soft-tissue treatments in their clinic. I've had a break from massage for a few years and h ave now returned home to the North Eastg with my family and am thrilled to me working in a massage clinic again.
What can clients expect from a treatment with Sam?
The treatment sessions are usually an hour long. You discuss what you would like to work on during the session, for example it could be a full body relaxation treatment, an hour of hot stone massage or we could concentrate on something specific like the back, neck and shoulders.
We take a brief medical history, and perform an assessment if the treatment requires it.
Sam always works within the client's comfort zone, and that is different for everyone.
What treatments does Sam offer?
These techniques aim to stretch and loosen skeletal muscle and connective tissue. By reducing muscle tension and breaking up scar tissue there can be a noticeable difference in muscle function and relief from chronic pain. This therapeutic massage can be gently relaxing or extremely invigorating depending upon the pressure and strokes applied.
Sports & Remedial Massage
Physical activity and all kinds of sport can put strain on the body leading to impaired performance and injury. These treatments involve deep tissue massage, stretching and strengthening techniques to reduce pain and improve flexibility and muscle function. This can greatly improve painful and restricted joints, repetitive strain injury, back and neck pain and to improve the range of movement.
The body undergoes huge changes throughout pregnancy such as morning sickness, weight gain and emotional and hormonal changes. This can put stresses and strains on the body resulting in painful back, hips, pelvis, legs and feet. Special techniques and cushions are used to support both body and bump so you can relax, unwind and drift off. Massage reduces stress and promotes relaxation, eases back pain, cramps, swollen legs and ankles and helps prepare for an easier birth. Massage is safe throughout all trimesters.
Hot Stone massage
This involves using smooth basalt stones with a rich iron content, they're heated in a water bath to a comfortable and pleasant temperature. The stones retain heat and are held in the therapist's hands while gliding over the body or placed on certain key points on the body. The heat is extremely relaxing and can deeply penetrate and soften the muscle tissue more quickly than a regular massage. Cold stones can also be incorporated into the treatment for even greater benefits. I sometimes use hot and cold stones in other treatments such as a remedial massage to quickly alleviate muscular aches and pains.
Call The Therapy Rooms on 0191 2136232 to arrange an acupuncture appointment with Sam Plewa.