Tension Headaches

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Sore neck and headache? You’re not alone! Tension headaches are one of the most common forms of headaches experienced. Causes are many – from general stress, head injury through to more severe mental health problems. They are so called because they occur when the neck and scalp muscles become tense and contract. The tension can … Read more

Touch Point Richmond Run Club

    The remedial team at Touch Point Massage Therapy are hosting a FREE community Run Club in and around Bridge Road, Richmond starting in mid-June and going through to October. Owen or Jonathan will run sessions each Saturday from 8.00 AM – 8.45 AM, and every second Wednesday evening 5.45 PM – 6.30 PM. Both … Read more

Relaxation Massage vs Remedial Massage

When booking a massage you’ll often find many types listed. As a new patient, you might then find yourself needing some guidance around which service to choose!   As a starting point we’ll tell you the difference between remedial massage and relaxation massage as these are two quite different treatments. Relaxation massage This type of massage … Read more

Massage for Running

Running is a great exercise for a lot of people, it helps improve cardiovascular fitness, burns plenty of kilojoules, strengthen muscles, and gives you an opportunity to clear your head. Stretching, hydration and good warm/cool down techniques are important for avoiding injury and soreness when running. But, sometimes to heal from a big run you … Read more

What is Pilates?

Pilates is one of the most popular exercise regimes in the world Pilates is a system of physical fitness designed by German physical trainer and gymnast Joseph Pilates to aid injured dancers. Practised by more than 25 million people around the world, Pilates develops the strength, flexibility, balance, coordination and good posture necessary to prevent … Read more

More on Pilates

Pilates is a series of exercises inspired by movements from callisthenics, yoga and ballet. Pilates works to balance, lengthen and stretch all the major muscle groups in the body. It improves flexibility, strength, balance and body awareness. In your classes, the main focus is on three main elements – exercise, breathing and meditation. Our classes … Read more

Massage for Arthritis

There are over one hundred types of Arthritis disease known to modern science that afflict the human body. The manifests, symptoms, and conditions vary based on individual and type of Arthritis (i.e. Rheumatoid, TMJ, Algood-Schlatter, and Tendonitis). A considerable number of people suffering from Arthritis today are turning to alternative therapies, specifically massage therapy, to … Read more

Why you should get sports massage

Massage can help your sporting career and achieve fitness goals. Here are 10 reasons why sports massage is great for sport: Sports Massage increases range of motion, thus giving you a longer stride and more fluid movement. Helps shorten recovery time between workouts. Waste products such as lactic and carbonic acid build up in muscles … Read more