Hard-Knox is a massage therapy clinic that provides therapeutic massage in a safe, comfortable, and supportive environment.
We cater to clients of all ages and functional abilities including children, adults and seniors. Services include a variety of massage techniques that are designed to relieve the pain and stress related to day to day living, while aiding in the rehabilitation of physical injuries. I have a personal interest in sport and recreation and I know how it feels when injuries and physical limitations cause you to slow down.
Hard-Knox Massage Studio is dedicated to improving the general well being of all our clients.
What We Offer
- Deep Tissue Massage
- Injury Specific Massage
- Sports Massage
- Swedish Massage
- Custom Massage
Swedish massage incorporates gliding, kneading, rubbing, pressing, and tapping to manipulate the soft tissues of the body. It is generally performed with the client unclothed and modestly draped on a massage table with lotions or oils used to facilitate the practitioner’s movement on the body. Swedish massage is the most widely used modality and is often incorporated into other techniques and procedures.
Why should I choose this style?Swedish massage is a great choice if you just wish to lay back, relax and enjoy a wonderful massage. It is also a great introductory massage.
Deep Tissue Massage
Generally integrated with Swedish massage, Deep Tissue massage is the firm use of pressure to affect the deep musculature and fascia of the body. Starting superficially and slowly working into the deeper layers of the body, this technique focuses on specific joints, muscles or muscle groups.
Why should I choose this style? Deep Tissue can be very therapeutic for those recovering from an injury, those dealing with chronic muscular pain, or those suffering from arthritis. It can also be quite relaxing and depending on your needs, your massage therapist will incorporate some deep tissue work into your massage.
This form of massage therapy helps relieve chronic and acute pain by working on major muscle in segments with specific, deeper strokes to stimulate the individual muscle fibers. Injury massage is effective in treating conditions in the recovery or chronic stages but is not advised during the acute phase of an injury without your doctor’s recommendation. The goal of Injury Massage is to help the client become pain-free.
Why should I choose this style? If you have a specific injury that needs attention such as a rotator cuff tear or a knee surgery, Injury massage is a great choice for you. Also if you suffer from chronic pain in a particular area, injury massage can increase blood flow and mobility and decrease swelling.
Pregnancy is one of the most exciting and exhausting life changing moments in a woman (and mans) life, and when pregnancy comes, so do a few expected body aches, stresses and changes. Pregnancy Massage helps mums relax at a time when a lot of the focus is on everything else thats going on.
Each massage is adapted to suit the individual mum, as each pregnancy has its own unique qualities and a choice between Bump massage or Mini Facial is optional for Full Body massage treatments.
On site massages therapies will improve team morale and productivity, reduce sick days and even save on recruitment costs. Workplace treatments Our body massage treatments are indispencible for screen-tied office workers, employees who are constantly on the go, drivers spending long hours at the wheel and people who stand throughout the day.
This modality focuses on the active individual and is designed to assure the health and well being of the athlete and to enhance athletic performance. It can take one or many of the following five forms: Recovery, Rehabilitation, Remedial, Rehabilitative, or Event Massage. Compared to classic Swedish massage, Sports Massage is more upbeat and invigorating allowing the athlete to rise from the table refreshed; addresses more specific muscles related to a particular activity; and addresses and assists in treating and preventing injuries.
Why should I choose this style? Choose this modality also if you want your body and mind to be energized at the end of your session. This is a great modality to choose if you are training for a big event or have just completed an athletic endeavor such as a marathon or even a weekend hike. A focused, invigorating massage, Sports Massage is just as beneficial to those going to the gym or weekend gardening.