Sports & Remedial
Sports massage is not just for athletes but for anyone. It’s an essential part of any rehabilitation or sports training program. The maintenance of efficient muscle performance and flexibility allows the body to recover and develop at an accelerated rate. The regular use of a sports massage therapy can prevent many forms of musculoskeletal injuries & problems by detecting muscle fatigue, postural imbalances, inflexibility and minor strains and sprains.
Sports and remedial massage encompasses a variety of techniques to restore muscle tension and musculoskeletal function.
Deep tissue massage is used to target deep connective tissue or fascia to relieve severe muscle tension. It is helpful for people with chronic aches and pains, restricted range of movement and high levels of tension in muscles.
Pregnancy massage is great addition to an expecting mothers well being at a time when the body is going through some extraordinary natural changes. Pain relief is one of the major benefits as well as help with swollen joints, back aches, fatigue, stretch marks and stress reduction.
What Sports Massage Can do
- Provides pain relief and reduces swelling
- Relieves muscular tensions in tired and damaged muscles
- Promotes recovery from injury
- Improves postural imbalances and mobility
- Improves and stimulates circulation
- Reduces stress and anxiety adding relaxation
- Improves sports performance through pre and post massage
- Prevents Injury
- Improves health and wellbeing
- Anti-natel and post-natel massage
- Reduces scar tissue during injury rehabilitation
Advanced Treatment Techniques:
Effleurage, petrissage, tapotement, vibration and shaking/rocking are all techniques used to help with circulation, drain muscle waste and bring back functionality whilst helping you feel better.
Myofascial Releaseis a non-invasive, gentle hands-on soft tissue technique that works on the fascia to release restrictions. This technique takes the pressure off pain sensitive structures such as nerves and blood vessels, and restores alignment and mobility to muscles and joints.
Soft Tissue Release (STR)
STR is a dynamic and a highly effective technique used to normalise and bring back functionality on muscles and connecting tissues. STR aids by elongating the tissue, softening the area of tension and breaking up scar tissue.
Muscle Energy Technique (MET)
MET uses gentle manual contractions of the client to relax and lengthen soft tissues and normalise joint function. This technique is used to treat postural imbalances and injury rehabilitation.
Trigger Point Therapy
This is used to alleviate hypersensitive areas in soft tissues through cycles of compression and release. This technique can help manage pain and stress from chronic injuries.
Positional release helps to relieve pain and discomfort by placing an area of the body into a position of “ease”. This helps resolve musculoskeletal dysfunction.