Sports & Remedial Massage Therapy uses a variety of classic massage strokes together with specific deep tissue techniques, working on the body’s soft tissues, muscles, tendons and fascia.
Sports Massage is useful as part of an overall sporting regime in order to reduce the risk of injury, improve flexibility and encourage relaxation.
Remedial Massage uses the same techniques as Sports Massage, but is applied to non-sporting individuals. Remedial massage holistically treats the body as one system and aims to trace the discomfort or ailment back to the original cause, healing both the cause of the disorder as well as the symptoms. Muscular and skeletal dysfunctions often addressed with Remedial Massage include Fibrositis, Spondylitis, Arthritis, frozen shoulder, muscular cramps, whiplash and muscular atrophy.
Both Sports and Remedial Massage apply specialised massage and stretching techniques to locate and repair damage and to support and accelerate the body’s own repair mechanisms.
When muscles and tendons become damaged or impaired, knotted and tense or immobile, Sports and Remedial Massage provides a healing treatment that can be customised for each individual.
Key benefits of Sports and Remedial Massage include: stimulation to the blood supply allowing removal of toxins in the muscles; calming of the peripheral nervous system to ease pain and discomfort; toning and relaxing of muscles to improve joint mobility, flexibility and the promotion of tissue repair.
Sports and Remedial Massage is suitable for individuals who:
exercise casually through to the elite athletes;
suffer stress/tension e.g. neck, back, shoulder pain/aches, migraines;
are feeling tired, sore, stiff or run-down; and
have experienced soft tissue injury e.g. sprains, strains, post-surgery