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Easing tight muscles could be a benefit of massage

If you have overdone things physically or been particularly stressed or anxious then maybe you have experienced the discomfort of tight muscles. Massage can help them relax through a variety of techniques such as kneading, effleurage and tapotement amongst others.
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Fi Hennessy giving a woman a calf muscle massage
Fi Hennessy giving a woman a calf muscle massage

What does massage do for tight muscles?

Massage helps ease tight muscles by using different techniques to increase the temperature of soft tissues which improves tissue elasticity, increase blood circulation to problem areas which brings damaged, tense muscles the oxygen rich blood they need to heal, break down knots and adhesions to ease pain and decrease muscle hypertonicity where necessary. By relaxing the muscles we can decrease pain and reduce the chance of further injury.

When can a massage help?

There are so many different circumstances when a massage could help bring about an improvement physically, mentally and emotionally. You might be a sports person who has pulled a hamstring, a gardener that’s pulled a muscle in their back or an office worker who is getting neck and shoulder pain from sitting at a desk all day or because you hold stress in your neck, massage can help you on the road to recovery.

How to book a massage session

To book your massage session, click the “Book a session” button and choose the type of treatment you would like, select your preferred date and time and confirm using the form.

Benefits of massage for decreasing pain

Promotes healing

This may tie in with stress reduction but people who are more relaxed, generally, get less sick less often than those who don't.

Increased flexibility

When muscles and tendons are helped to ease off you could find you experience increased flexibility.

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Massage can stimulate blood flow to areas of the body where it might be particularly needed and help you recover from injury.

Reduces pain

If you suffer with headaches, neck, shoulder or back pain, massage therapy could help to alleviate your symptoms and provide relief.

Relaxation

Massage therapy focuses on muscle relaxation through touch, this will help you thoroughly relax and feel soothed.

Improved sleep

The various styles, strokes and techniques of massage are ideal for helping muscles to ease off and soften.

Which massage is best for tight muscles?

Some people prefer a harder massage style to tackle muscle tightness. Others prefer a softer, more soothing approach. We are pleased to offer a variety of massage styles to suit all needs.

Tui Na is a Chinese style of deep tissue massage that translates as “pinch and pull” which helps to get rid of blockages or imbalances that are believed to lead to pain and illness.
A Swedish massage is a full body massage and is a great way to let go of stress and to unwind. With this can then also come the added benefit of helping you sleep better, among many other possible benefits.
We specialise in pregnancy massage so when you book a session with us you can be sure that you are in safe hands. You and your bump will be well cared for, aches soothed away and your energy levels refreshed.
Giving birth is one of the most physically and mentally demanding experiences a person can go through. To help you on your journey of recovery one of our specialist post-natal massages could be what you need.
The smooth black volcanic stones are heated and smoothed over you skin and worked into muscles in this wonderfully calming and deeply relaxing treatment that can help to reduce muscle tension and pain.
A deep tissue massage therapy session works on the muscles and connective tissue at a deeper level and can assist in bringing relief to muscle soreness as well as speed up recovery for aches, pains and injuries.

Origin Massage Reviews

We are very proud of our reviews and hope that the positive comments from our previous clients will encourage you to come and visit us.

Katy H.
Katy H.
Had a lovely relaxing pregnancy massage! I had never had a massage before- Fi made sure I was comfortable and really made me feel at ease. Can't recommend enough and looking forward to coming back soon.
sarah B.
sarah B.
I have had many massages, but this was by far the best! I spoke at length with Fi before the appointment, explaining how I am struggling with migraines during pregnancy. During the massage, I could tell that Fi really took on board my problem and worked hard around the tension areas. It really felt that she knew exactly how to target the problem areas of a migraine-head! I was so relaxed I almost fell asleep a few times! And I left feeling so much better. Fi made sure I was comfortable and offered extra towels for support under my shoulders which I hadn’t had before. She really couldn’t have done any more. The room was lovely and warm and the towels that had been warming on the radiator were heavenly and were even swapped half way through for an extra treat! Can not recommend enough for a pregnancy massage / massage to help with migraines and tension!
M Y
M Y
I had a Post natal Rest and relax massage gifted to me on my baby shower, I have to say it was one of the most amazing massages I’ve ever gotten. I had a lot of mummy guilt leaving my son but honestly feel so much more relaxed which is good for both me and my baby!
Tobias O.
Tobias O.
Fi was friendly, welcoming and professional. I immediately felt at ease and enjoyed a wonderful hot stone massage and left feeling great. Highly recommended.
Aimee P.
Aimee P.
Highly recommend! What an experience. Can't wait to book again and try one of the other massages. Thank You!!! xxxx
Sarah R.
Sarah R.
I've suffered with sciatica and a stiff achy back and shoulders for many years which was considerably worse during and after my pregnancy. I booked in for a postnatal massage with Fi Hennessy who took time asking me about problematic and sensitive areas, welcomed me to the Sheffield Wellness Centre (amazing place!) and made sure I was comfortable and well looked after.Fi is a remarkable lady who exudes warmth and definitely knows her way around a postnatal body. The relief was incredible, I felt relaxed and peaceful and thoroughly enjoyed being pampered. I had a 1hr session and booked my second appointment before leaving - these sessions have now become part of my self care routine. Fi has a way of making you feel body confident regardless of size or wobbly bits which was inspiring. My mind and body are very thankful for these sessions with Fi 🙂
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Massage Therapists

Meet our massage therapists below and find out about the different types of massage treatments and sessions they have available. Click on each page to find more information and book your session.

Your massage benefits questions answered

Many people are intrigued by massage therapy and the potential benefits that it can bring into a person’s life. We have gathered some of the more common questions about the benefits of massage therapy below but if you have a question that isn’t answered here you can contact us and we will get back to you as soon as possible with an answer.

Relaxing tired and sore muscles. Flowing strokes, with varied pressure, gentle joint manipulations and various techniques – help return muscles to their original state of relaxation. Easing out the fibres to allow the muscle to work from a place of efficiency and not over strung.

Easing aches and pains from poor posture, working from home, caring for children and babies – holding out posture while we work or care for babies is one of the key reasons people come to have a massage.

Your therapist will work with your body to help massage away the feelings of pain and soreness. You will leave feeling lighter, taller, more open and invigorated.

Helping a variety of ailments, such as high blood pressure, arthritis, sciatica etc. Massage is not just for muscles! Your body works together as an amazing collection of fibres, nerves, bones and amazing substances.

When you experience an illness or condition which affects your body, many systems are affected along the way. A sore hip can result in a pressure on the opposite knee as you compensate for your hip not functioning well. Massage can help to ease the pain felt through your body as a whole, not just the affected area.

Massage therapy can help you to experience less tension and soreness in your muscles. Not only does muscle manipulation help muscles to relax, regular massage can help to align muscle fibers which results in better balance and posture.

Anxiety and other challenges can cause us to hold tension in our body because we are worried, on high alert, unable to rest and relax properly. This can in turn cause issues with digestion and sleep.

Massage works to allow this state of anxiety and high alert to calm and switch off, allowing the restorative ‘rest and digest’ phase to switch on. This helps digestion work better, easing symptoms of IBS for example, as well as improving sleep and helping your body heal and repair.

There are many skilled and experienced massage therapists in each city in the country. We always recommend Googling for something like “massage therapy near me” and have a look at the local results and read the reviews. At Origin Massage we are very proud of the results we have got for our happy clients and if you are in South Sheffield you can reach us quickly and easily.
Origin massage in Nether Edge, Sheffield

Our location

When you book a session with Origin Massage, you’ll be seen by one of our professionally trained massage therapists. We are right next door to the Sheffield Wellness Centre, in the south of the city centre on Abbeydale Road. We have a number of therapists offering treatments and sessions to aid you in your pursuit of wellbeing.

Origin Massage is located at 639b Abbeydale Rd, Nether Edge, Sheffield, S7 1TB

Give the gift of massage

Are you are looking for a present that is sure to be warmly received? Are you looking for the perfect baby shower gift? Would you like to give an experience rather than ‘stuff’? When you want to give someone the opportunity to have some time to relax and unwind but you aren’t quite sure what kind of massage they would like a gift card is the ideal option!

You can either gift someone a specific massage treatment, a package or a monetary voucher they can redeem on any treatment at Origin Massage.