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When can a massage help?

Scarring

Whether you want to minimise the appearance of a scar or you’re feeling discomfort such as tightness, itching and hypersensitivity to the area, we have massage therapies available to help reduce scar tissue.
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Fi Hennessy speaking to a woman about massage to help post natal scarring
Fi Hennessy speaking to a woman about massage to help post natal scarring

How does scar tissue affect the body?

Scar tissue is made of collagen and can form in any direction. It forms to help bridge the gap between two parts of the body, often where there has been an incision of some kind and to aid in the repair of damaged fibres.

The collagen fibres are less elastic than muscles or skin though which can lead to a tightness or decrease in mobility as a result.

We help people with their scars in three main situations. The most common situation where we help is with post-natal scars. If a person delivered their baby via c-section then there is obviously a scar.

The second most common situation massage can help a scar is if someone is in acute pain as a result of a scar. Massage can help soften and loosen the scar fibres which can lead to a reduction in pain.

The third most common circumstances we help people with post injury scarring and with post surgery scarring. People can get injured in all sorts of ways and after an operation many people have scar tissue to deal with. Our massage therapy services can be a great way to help in these kinds of circumstances and more.

Benefits of massage for scarring

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.

Ease tight muscles

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

Increased flexibility

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

Reduces pain

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

Improves sleep

Massage will help calm, de-stress, revitalise and uplift your spirits while relaxing sore areas so you can sleep better.

Relaxation

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

Which massage is best for scarring?

Depending on your circumstances and massage intensity preference, we can offer styles of massage to suit all tastes.
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.
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.

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 scarring massage 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.

How to book a massage session

When you book a session with us, you’ll be seen by one of our professionally trained massage therapists at the Origin Massage studio which is right next door to the Sheffield Wellness Centre. Our location is a small haven of peace and tranquillity to the south of the city centre on Abbeydale Road.

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.

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.