Sports and remedial massage
Sports and remedial massage uses a range of therapeutic techniques to prevent and treat injuries, and to maintain and improve fitness. It works on the entire body, particularly the neuromuscular and circulatory systems.
Injuries don’t have to be sports related to benefit from this type of massage – it can be used to treat injuries or trauma sustained anywhere. The massage helps to create ideal conditions for the body’s return to health after injury. Many debilitating conditions that people associate with age can be traced back to an old injury, and treated successfully with massage.
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT?
Your first visit will include an initial consultation that includes posture analysis, gait analysis, biomechanical assessment, as well as soft tissue assessment. This will help to give me a clear understanding of your specific injury so that I can work with you while you increase your activity levels back to normal.
During your treatments, there may be some tenderness, so I use your feedback to pinpoint the affected tissue and to regulate pressure.
After a few sessions, you should notice an all-round improvement in health and well-being; better sleep, and increased energy and mobility. I’ll give you aftercare advice to support you in improving the health of your whole body as well as improving and strengthening the injured area.
WHAT IS IT GOOD FOR?
Sport and remedial massage is used mainly to treat and prevent injuries, such as strains, sprains and injuries where the skin is intact. It can also help to remove blockages, damaged cells, scar tissue and adhesions left after injury.
Some common conditions that can be successfully treated are:
Remedial massage is also used for conditions created by lifestyle e.g. repetitive strain injury and back pain.