Richard Gradner

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CBD Massage Oil

I just bought some Hempy CBD Massage Oil and can’t wait to try it out on my patients!


CBD oil has been found to help reduce blood pressure, alleviate stress and speed up the recovery of muscles that have experienced injury or overuse. During a CBD massage, CBD can help to naturally loosen muscles to reduce pain and inflammation to allow for faster healing and improve skin health!


Visit www.glvte.com to book your next CBD Oil-infused GLVTE massage treatment.

By |2019-06-11T22:47:31+02:00June 11th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Therapy

Unlike some massage techniques that focus on relaxation, a massage at GLVTE offers both physical and psychological benefits, helping to treat muscle pain, improve stiffness and allowing you to unwind too.

Richard is trained in the ancient Chinese massage technique, known as Tui-na and explains it as follows: “Tui-na, also known as massotherapy, is designed to holistically improve one’s health through the manipulation of soft tissue that includes kneading, rubbing, stroking, tapping and shaking. Coupled with the deep pressure applied to the trigger points in the body, you will leave feeling a great sense of relief and a reduction in pain and stiffness.”

Tui-na is best suited for people that are highly active or suffer from a localised injury and/or chronic pain.

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By |2018-12-18T22:41:27+02:00December 18th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

A Natural Sciatic Nerve Pain Remedy

Fill a bucket or your bathtub with about 10 liters of hot water. Next, add a liter of apple cider vinegar and about a handful of salt (Epsom salts work very well). Stir well to mix everything together. Then soak your feet for about 10 minutes or until the water begins to cool down. When you are all finished, dry your feet and head right to bed to relax and sleep. It also helps to wear socks to bed or cover up with a blanket to keep your feet warm and toasty.

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By |2018-12-06T22:30:40+02:00December 4th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Sensitive Muscles

It’s always interesting to note how some of my clients are more sensitive than others, especially in the Glutes ????

The Gluteal muscles are made up of 3 muscles: the gluteus maximus, medius and minimus, the largest muscle group in the body. When they are sore and sensitive, it’s often due to a tight gluteal muscle pressing on the sciatic nerve. The tightness in the Glute muscle is due to either a challenging workout or the opposite – sitting for far too long.

The Glutes can be stretched or better yet, massaged, together with acupuncture or acupressure to release any spasm that may be causing pain and discomfort ????

GLVTE Massage Therapy

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By |2018-12-03T22:10:58+02:00December 3rd, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Massage Therapy

What is acupressure?

Acupressure is a 5,000-year-old, alternative medicine technique, developed by the Chinese, that involves deep penetration of the acupuncture points found at various intervals along the meridian lines of invisible energy that traverse the human body. Acupressure is acupuncture but without needles.

I like to use the following analogy to explain this better: Imagine that the human body, together with its complex system of veins, arteries, organs, bones and tissue, also contains a sprinkler system, but instead of water, it flows with energy; energy that cannot be seen with the naked eye. Now imagine that from time to time, this system becomes blocked; stuck as it were, as a result of injury in some shape or form. Just as a grain of sand would block an outlet in a sprinkler system, an injury such as a muscle sprain, spasm or tear, would cause inflammation in the body in a specific area that could be released in form of needles (acupuncture) or focused pressure (acupressure) to the same area.

[Thousands of years ago, Chinese martial arts practitioners studied acupressure techniques so that they could heal each other quickly in battle. There is also a highly advanced martial arts technique that when applied, can maim or even kill opponents by striking certain pressure points on the body.]

Therapy

Acupressure, therefore, is a therapeutic technique that is designed to heal injuries, cure headaches, release spasms and other related maladies. When combined with Chinese massage (Tui-na), it is an incredible healing practice unlike any other that I know of. The Japanese equivalent (that was developed from the Chinese) is called Shiatsu.

At GLVTE, acupressure combined with Tui-na is practiced on patients, who all benefit from a full body, deep-tissue release of muscle spasms and knots that are worked out of the body through hour-long sessions. We use a combination of essential oils and focus on problem areas upon request.

To end off, I’d like to share this poignant note I received from a client after her session with me this morning:

To make a booking, please visit www.glvte.com

Namaste

By |2018-11-25T14:13:53+02:00November 24th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Acupressure

Acupressure is like accupuncture but instead of needles, the practitioner uses thumbs, fingers and elbows to press down on acupuncture points along the meridian lines of the body, thereby releasing blocked energy that causes muscles to go into spasm. This is a deep massage technique that we practice at GLVTE. Visit glvte.com to book a session now.

By |2018-11-08T15:55:40+02:00November 8th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Why you should have a GLVTE Massage

Why a GLUTE massage?

Your buttocks are a combination of fat and muscle. The butt’s gluteal muscles, collectively among the largest in the body, are necessary for stability, movement, and posture. In short, they’re very important.

When they’re injured or weak from not being used properly, the glutes can cause a variety of problems, from low back and hip pain to a shortened range of motion.

A butt massage can help treat these issues — and a whole host of pain-related problems. A butt massage is meant to stretch and push the glute muscles. This can boost circulation, improve range of motion, and increase muscle stability.

Whether you’re keen to get a butt massage to relieve a tight tush, are curious if it can help you recover from a hard day at the gym, or find it to be a fun warm-up activity for a bedroom romp, here’s what you need to know about butt massage.

GLUTE massage benefits

Butt massage offers a host of benefits for your body. These include better range of movement in your lower half, pain relief, increased circulation, and faster muscle recovery. It also happens to be a fun and sensual activity for couples (the muscle benefits are a happy side effect).

GLUTE massage for back pain

More than 80 percent of Americans will experience low back pain at some point in their lives. For some people, the pain will be chronic and almost debilitating.

Before turning to surgery or prescription medicine, butt massage therapy may be an efficient way to ease back pain and improve range of motion.

Butt massage may help relieve back pain from:

  • a bruise in the buttocks, such as from a fall or injury
  • sciatica, a sharp, burning pain that radiates over the buttocks from the sciatic nerve
  • herniated disc (what happens when there is weakening of the cushion between the bodies of vertebral bones)
  • tailbone pain
  • tight glutes

Massaging the butt helps relax the all-important gluteal muscles and eases pressure on other parts of the back, spine, and legs. When overworked or tight muscles can relax, they can recover more easily. This helps prevent muscle pain, strain, and damage.

GLUTE massage for leg pain

Like the back, your legs rely on your butt’s glute muscles to coordinate a lot of important activities, from walking and running to moving from sitting and standing positions. When the glutes aren’t working properly for the lower half of the body, you may experience symptoms, including leg pain.

Butt massage may help relieve leg pain caused by:

  • bursitis, a condition where fluid-filled sacs for cushioning your joints become inflamed and painful
  • inactivity of the glutes or the gluteal muscles not working properly
  • tight muscles, caused by overactivity, lack of stretching, or improper exercise

Improved range of movement

If the muscles in your buttocks become weak from lack of use or inflamed because of overuse, infection, or other irritation, you may experience difficulty with muscle movement. Tight glutes can be uncomfortable, and they can even limit how well you move.

Butt massage can ease the tightness in these muscles. A physical therapist or massage therapist can then work with you to stretch these muscles. This can help you slowly regain range of motion and improve strength and circulation.

Improved athletic performance

Glutes that don’t activate properly or aren’t as efficient and strong as they could be can hamper athletic activities. Weak glutes can also increase your risk of injury.

Athletes work with trainers and other fitness experts to exercise glutes and muscles of the lower body. They also work with physical therapists and massage therapists to stretch and massage these large muscles, deep in the buttocks, lower back, and upper legs. Massage can help athletes perform better and bounce back from injury faster.

Pregnancy benefits

Excess weight in your abdomen can put unusually high amounts of stress and strain on the muscles in your back. During pregnancy, this weight and strain may grow as the baby grows.

Prenatal massage will focus on overall muscle relaxation, but a butt massage may be particularly helpful for expecting mothers. Relaxing and stretching these muscles may help you have better posture and experience less pain overall.

By |2018-10-16T05:23:20+02:00October 16th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments