Every day activities and stressors impact our bodies creating tension, stiffness and sometimes even pain. Also, physical activity, accidents and injuries add to the likelihood of naturally occuring damage in the body.
When muscles and tendons become damaged, knotted, tense or immobile, Remedial Massage provides a healing treatment that can be gentle or strong, deep or shallow. Remedial massage holistically treats the whole body and traces the discomfort as far as possible back to the original cause, healing both the cause as well as the symptoms.
With using a variety of different techniques to locate and repair damage and supports the body's own repair mechanism. Passive stretching and joint movements are also implemented to gain flexibilty within the soft tissues.
Proven effective for;
Lower back pain
Runners knee (ITB Syndrome)
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
and so much more...
Sports massage is a particular field of massage therapy which is designed to maximise your body's potential in your chosen sports and stave off any injuries that can be prevented.
Sports massage is a broad term which can involve pre (before) and post (after) event sessions, during training season, as well as maintaining through your off seasons. With an understanding of what challenges and stressors your body is put through in your sport, it gives the therapist an understanding on what to focus on, stretch out and release.
Having worked with basketball, soccer (football) and rugby players, as well as dedicated marathon runners, I have the experience necessary to give you best chance.
Remedial massage is focused on particular areas that are causing discomfort, pain or unpleasant symptoms due to surround or correlating soft tissues tension.
Both therapies have an element of movement and stretching attached to them, however the main difference is sports is a general look at your body in relation to the demands your activity is putting it through where as remedial is focused on recovery and further prevention of muscular tension imbalance and dysfunction.
How does remedial differ from sports massage?