Sports and Remedial Massage Therapy
Conditions Treated Include:
- Over-use / repetitive strain injuries (RSI)
- Scar tissue and adhesions following injury
- Stiff, tight muscles
- Chronic back pain
- Neck and shoulder pain
Massage helps to increase flexibility, restoring full range of movement to joints. Posture improves as well. Once you have regained this flexibility, regular massage will help to maintain it.
Massage helps remove waste products from the muscles by increasing venous return. The arterial supply also increases, delivering more oxygen and nutrients to the muscles, helping to repair damaged tissue. For a sports person in training, this can be invaluable.
Relief from Long-Term Problems
Muscle problems may be present for months before you feel discomfort. For example, long periods in front of a computer can cause a build-up of scar tissue, leading to shoulder and neck pain. Massage plus corrective exercises can help considerably.
Prompt Attention to Injuries
Minor injury to muscles can occur without your noticing. Regular massage means that they can be identified and treated promptly, preventing them from becoming more significant.
For Regular Players
For committed sports men and women regular massage, particularly before and after demanding events is an excellent way to make sure you stay on top form and recover rapidly from those inevitable minor injuries.
Before an Event
Massage before an event can help increase flexibility (particularly if combined with stretches). It also increases blood flow and thus the supply of oxygen and nutrients to muscles. The result — improved performance.
After an Event
Massage after an event helps to remove waste products from the muscles, promotes relaxation, and prevents Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS) from occurring.
Relief from Chronic Conditions
A degenerative disease of the nervous system, which can produce symptoms such as muscle wastage and spasm. Deep massage and stretching can relieve tense muscles. Other techniques can improve muscle tone and strength, and stimulate the nervous system.
A neurological disorder which results in muscle weakness, rigidity and tremor. Remedial massage and assisted exercise can help to alleviate the musculo-skeletal symptoms and promote relaxation.