Sports & Remedial Massage Therapy
Sports & Remedial Massage Therapy is area-specific clinical massage focusing on the eradication of pain and the improvement of functional movement. It identifies and treats imbalances that lead to dysfunctional, restricted and compensatory movement patterns. These place stress on the tissues and joints and can eventually result in pain or injury.
This appointment treats acute and chronic pain, provides injury prevention, aids soft tissue injury rehabilitation and results in enhanced daily and athletic performance.
Extensive specialist techniques are incorporated into your assessment and treatment depending on your needs including Orthopaedic testing, Deep Tissue, Soft tissue release (STR), Trigger point therapy (TrP), Myofascial release (MFR), Neuromuscular techniques (NMT) and Neuromuscular re-education.
Trigger Point Therapy
Trigger Points are groups of muscle cells that become hypertonic, contracted and unable to release. A build-up of which disrupts nerve signals and lead to muscles becoming tight, short and dysfunctional. Trigger points cause tenderness at their location and also refer pain to other areas of the body in a distinct pattern.
As a skilled Trigger point therapist, I am passionate about locating and treating these points, especially as their referred pain patterns are frequently misdiagnosed as other conditions such as headaches, migraines, jaw pain and sciatica.
Because of the time needed to release, treatments focus on affected areas only and include deep tissue and stretching so please note the whole body can not be treated in one session. A very effective treatment delivering a release that will last.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep Tissue Massage focuses on releasing deep restrictions within muscles, fascia, tendons, and ligaments. Working below the superficial connective tissue into all layers with slow deep strokes and controlled pressure, chronic and acute muscle tension is released increasing blood flow and nutrients throughout the body and removing toxins through the lymphatic system, allowing the spine and joints to move into their natural alignment with increased range of movement.
I Incorporate many specialist techniques into my treatments depending on your needs including Myofascial release (MFR), Soft tissue release (STR), Trigger point therapy (TrP), Swedish and Cranial techniques.
A treatment recommended for general muscular tension, pain and stress. Pressure will be adapted to meet your preference delivering an effective, restorative release.
A classic nurturing massage treatment to relax and restore body and mind. Slow, rhythmic, sweeping strokes are applied with medium pressure to meet your preference.
Daily stresses and tension are gently eased away while calming the nervous system and promoting relaxation. Blood flow and nutrients are increased throughout the body and toxins are released into the lymphatic system for removal.
I use classic Swedish and Balinese techniques in my treatments combined with gentle Myofascial release (MFR) and Cranial techniques to soothe and balance.
If you have no areas of pain or injury and just want to relax and reset, then this treatment is highly recommended. An act of self-care you will be happy you chose.