Sports Remedial and Clinical Therapy
Deep Tissue Massage
Is one of the best and most effective ways to treat pain and injury. It uses firm-pressure designed to release tight layers of muscle and tissue, which usually develops from bad posture, injury or overuse. Restoring movement in the soft tissues alleviates pain, muscle spasm and stress from the problematic area. involves the manipulation and mobilisation of muscles and soft tissues for pain relief, muscle repair, health maintenance and injury prevention. Many people assume that sports massage is only for people that regularly practice sport, but it also works wonders in helping inactive people release painful tension and recover flexibility & movement. It is ideal for sudden injury such as a hamstring strain or shoulder injury and also for long-term injury such as neck or low back pain.
Consisting of mainly Deep Effleurage and Petrissage techniques, Clinical Massage is designed to improve posture, rehabilitate occupational injuries and help ease pain.
Muscle energy technique
Is a collective name for a variety of techniques that stretch strengthen or break down fibrous adhesions. A muscle energy technique is one in which the patients own effort and movement provides the primary force in treating the problem.
Soft tissue release
Can produce quick and effective results in releasing local areas of severe soft tissue tension and is highly effective on tendons and ligaments. With str pressure is applied and functional movement is made. The friction breaks the adhesions of the muscle and the movement causes them to re-align.
A trigger point
Is a tight area within muscle tissue that causes pain in other parts of the body. Trigger point therapy is specifically designed to alleviate the source of the pain through cycles of isolated pressure and release. The results and benefits of trigger point massage are releasing constricted areas in the muscles thus alleviating pain.
Myofascial Release is a hands-on technique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure into the Myofascial connective tissue restrictions to eliminate pain and restore motion. Each Myofascial Release Treatment session is performed directly on skin without oils, creams or machinery. This enables the therapist to accurately detect fascial restrictions and apply the appropriate amount of sustained pressure to facilitate release of the fascia.
Remedial massage is based on the fact that soft tissue (muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia) respond to touch. Most pain is myofascial (soft tissue) in origin. Trigger points (sensitive points in muscles, which radiate or refer pain to various parts of the body) can mimic many conditions.
Treatment employs massage techniques designed to treat both deep and superficial tissues, not dissimilar to those used in sports massage. The remedial massage therapist uses skilled manipulation combined with in-depth knowledge of anatomy and physiology to bring about pain relief, correcting and normalising the body’s muscles and soft tissues.