Sports & Remedial Massage

Sports & Remedial massage therapy is suitable for sports and non sports people alike. It helps to maintain and improve the health of tissues within the body. It is also used for preventing and treating soft tissue injuries; regaining full range of movement in an injured muscle. This type of massage is also beneficial for people with pains through repeated movements or positions at work.

Benefits of Massage

  • Reduces stress & anxiety

  • Help maintain good health & general well-being

  • Increases local circulation; flushing any waste out of the area

  • Improves lymphatic circulation & reduces fluid levels in oedema areas

  • Breaks down scar tissue making it smaller & softer

  • Superficial fascial tension will be released along with muscle tension

  • Can increase or decrease muscle length

  • Mental preparation for sporting participation

Techniques Used

Friction

This technique is aimed at specific soft tissue damage which helps to break down scar tissue and adhesions; helping loosen and re-align fibres. This technique also stimulates local circulation so blood can flow more freely around the area enhancing the healing process and also promoting the breakdown of tangled fibres naturally

Muscle Energy Technique

This technique is using the clients own effort and movement, this helps to lengthen shortened muscles, improve range of motion and also it is particularly helpful in improving weakened muscles and ligament strength. MET can also help to prevent future muscle and joint injury.

Neuromuscular Technique

This technique, also known as trigger point therapy, targets knots and areas of tenderness within the muscles to help restore the balance of muscle tone and function. This can be particularly helpful with conditions such as back & neck pain, scoliosis, carpal tunnel syndrome and migraines.

Soft Tissue Release

This technique can generate speedy and effective results by releasing small areas of severe soft tissue tension that are normally hard to treat.

Positional Release/ Strain-Counterstrain

This techniques uses comfortable positions for the client once the areas of pain has been located; this is very useful in clients with acute and chronic pain e.g. fibromyalgia.

After Care

Every client is given an individual treatment to suit their needs and may be given specific aftercare advice to help speed up their recovery. However the following is advised for everyone:

  • Keep hydrated – drink plenty of water for the next 24 hours after your massage this helps remove any unwanted toxins from your body and re-hydrates the body.

  • If you feel tired make sure to rest as much as possible following treatment; this will allow your body to respond better to the treatment given.

  • Some people feel cold after a massage so bring something warm to put on after.

  • Avoid alcohol and caffeine for at least 12 hours to help the body re-hydrate.

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