Massage

Sports Massage

All athletes have their own particular way of preparing for a good or excellent performance. Pre event sports massage plays a very useful and additional part in any preparation for competition. Only the principle muscles for the event are treated

  • Helping an athlete prepare for, or recover from, is an important part of sports massage
  • Your first ever massage should not be before a major event
  • No two sportsmen/women respond to massage in quite the same way

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Deep Tissue Massage

Deep tissue massage is a type of massage therapy that focuses on realigning deeper layers of muscles and connective tissue. It is especially helpful for chronically tense and contracted areas such as stiff necks, low back tightness, and sore shoulders.

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Myofascial Release

Myofascial Release Massage is a form of soft tissue therapy used to treat somatic dysfunction and resulting pain and restriction of motion. It is a treatment described by Andrew Taylor Still, founder of osteopathy/osteopathic medicine, and his early students, which uses continual palpatory feedback to achieve release of myofascial tissues.  This is proposed to be accomplished by relaxing contracted muscles, increasing circulation and lymphatic drainage, and stimulating the stretch reflex of muscles and overlying fascia.

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Pre and Post Event Massage

Sports Massage is a special form of massage and is typically used before, during, and after athletic events. The purpose of the massage is to prepare the athlete for peak performance, to drain away fatigue, to relieve swelling, to reduce muscle tension, to promote flexibility and to prevent injuries.

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Soft Tissue Release

Soft tissue therapy (STT) is the assessment, treatment and management of soft tissue injury, pain and dysfunction primarily of the neuromusculoskeletal system. Licensed health care professionals who typically provide soft tissue manual therapy include chiropractors, massage therapists, physical therapists and some osteopathic and naturopathic doctors and other providers of manual therapy. Repetitive strain injuries (RSI’s) – also known as cumulative trauma disorders, or CTD’s – of the soft tissues are becoming increasingly prevalent and account for the majority of disability and impairment costs.[citation needed]

Typically, regulated healthcare professionals who provide soft tissue therapy have a background in anatomy, physiology, pathology, pathophysiology, biomechanics, and functional anatomy, as well as tactile/palpatory and functional movement assessments.