Everyone suffers from muscular aches and pains at some point in their lives whether they are caused by sport, exercise or lifestyle. Normally all we really want is for those aches and pains to go away so we can relax and get on with life, and this is where sport and remedial massage can help
Remedial massage can relieve pain that arises from repetitive daily activities or from periods of prolonged inactivity. So if you spend all day at the office, staring at a computer or driving you may suffer from back pain, stiff neck, shoulder and posture-related problems and headaches. It can also be very effective for conditions such as whiplash, sciatica, muscle-related joint problems and chronic aches.
If you’re active and sporty you want to stay free from niggles and injuries that may prevent you from performing to the best of your ability. Sports massage is a valuable addition to everyone who trains, not just the elite. It can be used to enhance your performance, aiding recovery not only from injury but from exertion too ensuring that your muscles are in peak condition.
What is Sports & Remedial Massage?
Sports Massage Therapy and Remedial Massage Therapy involves manipulation of soft tissue using various techniques to reduce physical aches and pains, whether they're caused by sport, injury, or the stresses of everyday life.
But What is Soft Tissue?
The term “soft tissue” can refer to muscles, their tendons, ligaments, fascia , connective tissue and even nerves.
What Happens During Your Treatment
Your first visit includes a full consultation and a postural assessment may be carried out if necessary. A treatment plan can then be put together.
As a rule, sports and remedial massage shouldn’t be painful, though there may be occasions when it becomes uncomfortable. We work within your pain scales to ensure that the experience is a positive one!
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
This may depend upon how long you have had the condition. Sometimes just having one treatment can make all the difference, though more may be required if you’ve been suffering from the injury or ailment for a long period.
For continuing maintenance, monthly or six weekly treatments are advisable as a preventative measure against injuries or recurrence.
If we find your condition is more serious, where massage is not the solution at this time, then a recommendation to refer onto more specialised professionals will be given.
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