Sports and remedial massage is a form of deep tissue massage aimed at rebalancing your body through manipulation of the soft tissues. It will help to re-align your body, restoring it to a more functional state. Sports and remedial massage therapy can be used to treat injuries, enhance performance, and relieve general aches and pains. It will also help with injury prevention through increasing flexibility and soft tissue functionality. I will work with you to understand the cause of the problem and help to prevent similar problems in the future.If you live in the Surrey area, contact me to find out how sports and remedial massage might help you.
I don't do much sport - will Sports and Remedial Massage Therapy still help me?
Yes! Deep tissue massage therapy can be used to treat a number of symptoms, and is not limited to sports people. We were not designed to be sitting still at a desk all day, and the positions we adopt at our workplace, be it in an office, vehicle or other, put strain on our bodies. You may feel tension in your shoulders and neck, pain in your lower back, get frequent tension headaches, pain in your wrists, or many other symptoms. Remedial massage therapy will help ease these tensions and pains through the application of different techniques. More importantly, I will look to find and treat the route of the problem, and work with you to change habits and therefore prevent future injury or fatigue on your body.
If you live in the surrey area, contact me now to find out how sports and remedial massage might help you.
What is Clinical Massage Therapy?
Clinical massage therapy uses a range of deep tissue massage techniques to specifically treat a range of clinical presentations affecting the muscles and joints, with the sufferer usually experiencing pain. These include:
- Back pain
- Piriformis syndrome
- Frozen shoulder syndrome
- Rotator cuff injury
- Headaches and migraines
- Hip and pelvic pain
- Sacroiliac joint (SIJ) dysfunction
- Runners knee
- Shin splints
- Plantar fascitis
- RSI, including carpel tunnel syndrome, tennis and golfers elbow
- Strains and sprains
If you live in the Surrey area, contact me now to find out how clinical massage might help you
The Massage Session
Prior to the session, I will ask you to fill out a short form that will give me some background to yourself, as well as let me know of any conditions or allergies you may have that I should be aware of before we begin treatment. We will then have a discussion about why you have asked for my help and what I may be able to do for you. When necessary, I may carry out a full postural assessment and test joints and movement patterns which may help me understand the underlying cause of any problems and where to focus the treatment.
When we have identified areas that need work, I will ask you to get onto a massage table. The massage may take place on a variety of areas, and you will be lying or sitting in different positions depending on what part of your body I am working. During the massage I will use a variety of techniques. You may feel a slight discomfort when I'm performing deep techniques, or working on particularly tight muscles, but I will work closely with you to perform these at a level you are comfortable with. Treatment should not be painful, and the concept of 'no pain, no gain' is a misconceived idea; a skilled therapist should be able to carry out a deep, therapeutic treatment without causing too much pain.
After the treatment
Some people may feel some muscle soreness or slight bruising following deep massage treatments. This is not something to worry about.
When will you notice an improvement?
You should expect to see an improvement in your symptoms in 1-6 sessions. Each treatment is specific to the individual client, and you may be advised to carry out exercises between sessions, or to make life-style alterations in order to aid recovery.
To find out how sports and remedial massage therapy may benefit you, contact me now.