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Kneading

Kneading is an essential part of any type of massage due to the effects it has on the body. Kneading can be used for the superficial structures such as the skin or the deeper layers such as muscles. For the superficial structures the specialists adopt a technique style so that stimulation of the skin is maintained throughout. The deeper style of kneading is used with a variation of techniques to grasped and wring the muscles that need targeting.


The different types of Kneading:-

At Liverpool Physio the specialists have extensive experience in performing many different techniques to reach the desired effect. Kneading can take many forms such as:-

Petrissage - The tissues are compressed and lifted and released from the bony points. This is the most common technique employed by the therapists.

Rolling - Quick hand movements used in an up and down motion to compress the muscles.

Wringing - A compression technique used to release tight tissues and to increase circulation.

Palmar - The specialist uses the palm of their hand to help reduce tension in larger muscles.

Digital - Used mainly for small amplitude movement for sensitive areas of the body and to pin point certain areas which need targeting.


Kneading massage technique applied to bicep femoris and semitendinosus muscleAbove: Kneading massage technique applied to bicep femoris and semitendinosus muscle



Who can kneading be used on?



Kneading can be performed to any degree of pressure depending on the aims and goals of the clients. The specialists at Liverpool Physio have vast amounts of experience in incorporating kneading into their massages. Kneading isn't just aimed at a particular population, whether you are a professional athlete or a full time worker in a sedentary occupation then kneading will have an impact and effect on the body.


The benefits of kneading



There are many benefits of kneading when incorporated into a massage such as:-
  • Increase In circulation
  • Reduces the feeling of fatigue
  • Alleviates pain
  • Increase flexibility of joints
  • Regeneration of tissues
  • Reduce spasms
  • Decrease anxiety
  • Release of endorphins
  • Improve the body's overall condition
  • Increase joint flexibility
  • Reduces cramps
  • Increases immunity




Kneading massage technique applied to Latissimus dorsi and erector spinae musclesAbove: Kneading massage technique applied to Latissimus dorsi and erector spinae muscles



How to book an appointment

To book an appointment with one of the specialists at Liverpool Physio then email office@liverpoolphysio.co.uk or call 0151 558 0077.

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