- Improves circulation
- Reduces muscular tension
- Adresses muscular imbalances
- Aids post training recovery
- Injury prevention
- Reduces repetitive strain injuries
- Improves Flexibility
Sports & Remedial massage is a deep and therapeutic form of massage, the overall aim of which is to speed up and aid the body in its homeostatic processes (self-healing and balance). It does this by breaking down knots and adhesions within the various layers of soft tissues of the body, flushing out toxins and waste products whilst encouraging the flow of lymph and fresh nutrient rich blood to enter.
Scar tissue which forms as a result of injury can restrict the efficient functioning of a muscle, group of muscles or area of the body. Remedial massage helps in the realigning of fresh collagen which forms scar tissue. It also breaks down old scar tissue to improve functionality. It improves circulation and reduces muscular tension by overriding the altered neurological signal between the brain and the muscle which keeps it in its semi contracted state, therefore allowing it to relax and release.
A variety of techniques and methods are used to achieve the many benefits of sports massage based upon individual patient needs. Some of these are Soft Tissue Release (STR), Muscle Energy Technique (MET), Neuromuscular Technique (NMT), Trigger Point Therapy, Myofascial Release and Osteopathic Technique.