What is Sport & Remedial Massage?
Sports Massage is a more recent development within the world of massage, arising out of the desire to use massage techniques to enhance the performance of top athletes in numerous sporting disciplines, although you don’t have to be sporty to benefit from a Sports Massage.
Typically, a Sports Massage is deep and focused and when a problem in the tissues is found, the therapist will focus their energies on addressing the issue they have uncovered.
Remedial Massage and Sports Massage use very similar techniques – but the word “remedial” is used because some people find the word “sports” puts them off accessing treatment as they wrongly believe it is only for true sports people.
In fact Remedial Massage can benefit anyone, however inactive.
Sports and remedial massage can help,
Loosen key muscles before sports or physical activities
Stretch out and release tension in muscle tissue
Relieve pain caused by incorrect posture
Problems caused by sitting or driving for long periods
Recovery from surgery
What can I expect from a treatment?
A treatment begins with an initial assessment, even for returning clients and ends with an aftercare reappraisal to discuss what has been achieved and what stretching or strengthening exercises are recommended to help you recover from your injuries.
Your sports and remedial therapist uses a number of techniques, including the stroking and kneading motions of ancient massage, but also neuromuscular techniques to help persuade tight muscles to let go and relax, along with various stretching techniques.
Your therapist is trained and experienced in dealing with all these aspects of Sports andRemedial Massage, to help you live a life as free as possible from pain and discomfort!