Remedial massage is a deep soft tissue treatment used to address a specific problem. A range of hands-on techniques will be used with the aim to facilitate a change to the soft tissue layers, from superficial to deep with the primary goal to reduce pain. The focus is on working the layers of muscle tissue, tendons and fascia to restore functional movement and encourage postural change. Soft tissue work will help to restore correct muscle tone, symmetry and balance with the goal of realigning the soft tissue influence on joint position.
Massage treatments differ according to the presenting symptoms and client’s needs. Treatments combine clinical assessment with general massage and advanced soft tissue techniques such as:
- Muscle Energy Technique
- Soft Tissue Release
- Fascial Release Technique
- Neuro-Muscular Technique
- Positional Release Technique
Sports massage is designed to help athletes prepare their bodies for optimal performance, recover after a big event, or function well during training. Sports massage therapy is geared toward athletes of every kind, from world-class professionals to weekend joggers. Sports massage emphasizes prevention and healing of injuries to the muscles and tendons, working to reduce restrictions of joint and soft tissue range of motion. You will notice that sports massage promotes flexibility, reduces fatigue, helps prevent injuries and prepares the body and mind for optimal performance.
What Happens During a Sports Massage?
Sports massage therapists will use a variety of techniques to achieve the desired goal. The therapist might use general massage techniques to stimulate circulation of blood and lymph fluids, and deeper techniques to break down adhesion’s in the muscles, and stretching techniques to increase range of motion.
You don’t have to be an athlete to benefit from sports massage.