Sports Remedial Massage
Remedial massage is treatment for the relief of pain. It helps many muscular conditions, both chronic, (such as long standing arthritis) and acute (such as sudden back strain). Remedial massage works thoroughly through muscles and associated soft tissue to aid healing after injury relax muscle fibers which have been strained and are in spasm, or release specific areas of tension which are causing pain. Painful joints are eased by working on the surro unding muscles which feed and support the joint
Who Has Remedial Massage
Anyone of any age who has pain or stiffness, an injury, is recovering from surgery, or is suffering from the effects of stress can benefit from massage. People with serious medical conditions benefit from the deep relaxation massage can bring. it is useful for stress related conditions and those where relaxation is essential for recovery. It is a safe, relaxing therapy.
What Happens During Massage
You undress in privacy and lie on a massage couch covered with towels. Only the area being worked on need to be exposed. The masseur works using cream or oil, at a depth of pressure you find acceptable. Length of treatment varies Full body massage can take up to 60 minutes, where as lower back pain or a frozen shoulder will require a shorter time but more visits.
What Can Sports Remedial Massage Do?
Done professionally, this Deep massage stimulates circulation, increases lymph flow, breaks up fibrosis that binds or glues one muscle fibre to another, speeds the removal of fatigue toxins, relaxes muscle spasms, prevents soreness and relieves pain.
All with just oil and professionally trained hands.
Sports remedial massage recognises that you have different needs at different times.
Trigger Point Therapy
Sustained pressure to release areas of biomechanical stress. These points are precursors to injury and become hypersensitive because of repetitive or stressful motion or trauma. They refer pain so are often located outside the area of pain. Acupressure is also used and is particularly effective in healing and dispelling of pain in conditions such as back, neck, joint pain, headaches and sports injuries etc.
For regular fine tuning you need a massage that will search out the areas of bio-mechanical stress in your muscles and relieve them before they become problem areas and enable you to train / work harder and more consistently and ease of pain.
When Injured Sports Massage Can…
- reduce swelling and bruising speed healing
- eliminate areas of stress in other muscles created through compensation for your injury.
- achieve a state of mental and physical relaxation will be achieved, in which repair, recovery and well being will be enhanced
- decrease pain
- maintain your muscles in the best possible state of nutrition, flexibility and vitality thus hastening recovery and enabling them to function at their maximum.
- reduce muscle soreness
- increase muscle cell metabolism and nutrition for repair and growth
For injury rehabilitation you need a massage that will speed up your healing, increase your range of motion and create a scar that is strong but allows the muscle to broaden normally.