Remedial & Sports Massage

Remedial & Sports Massage is one of the best ways to treat the variety of painful problems that often result from injury or over-exertion in the gym, sportsfield workplace, home and garden.

Stiff, aching muscles inhibit movement, put strain on joints and create an overall feeling of stress and tension in the body.

Remedial & Sports massage uses stronger, deeper and more specific techniques to release the pain and stiffness and help restore a more normal feel and movement to the problem areas.

Deep Tissue work, Neuromuscular Techniques, Myofascial Release, Soft Tissue Release, Connective Tissue Massage, Muscle Energy Techniques, Positional Release, Stretching, Joint Mobilisation, Ultrasound, Tens and Interferential are just some of the techniques that may be used to help improve a problem or condition. Specific Exercise to improve range of motion, strength and balance will also be recommended.

Sports & Remedial Massage: The Science

Sports and Remedial Massage Therapy (SRMT) restores and helps the patient to maintain the best possible musculoskeletal condition. SRMT is a comprehensive package of care for people with pain and injury problems that affect them at work and during their leisure time. These could be work, sports or non-sports related problems that affect joints, muscles, tendons or ligaments (soft tissue) and could cause pain in most areas of the body.

SRMT focuses primarily on soft tissue needed for movement. It realigns joints, areas of which are being worn unevenly, causing imbalances in the depth of articular cartilage on the ends of our bones where they move against each other, causing pain, swelling and in the worst case scenarios; arthritis.

SRMT consists of four key components:

  • ASSESSMENT: whereby the causes of the problem are identified by taking a retrospective view. This includes medical history, lifestyle, postural assessment plus passive and active range of movement testing.
  • TREATMENT: to cure the site of the pain or injury or the factors causing it.
  • RE-EDUCATION: clients learn how to change unhelpful practices in order to look after their bodies and prevent repeat injuries.
  • PROPRIOCEPTIVE WORK: such as mobility and strength conditioning programmes are set for the client to do between treatment sessions or until newly learnt strategies are habitual.

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