Sports massage is also a beneficial treatment for people who have chronic pain, restricted range of motion or have injured themselves.
Sports massage can help to:
A session of sports massage may include a number of treatment therapies including, but not limited to, some of the following treatments, listed below.
Deep Tissue Massage
Similar to what is known as Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Massage works by the therapist applying a deep pressure to alleviate chronic muscle tension. The focus of the treatment is on muscles, tendons and the protective layer (known as fascia) surrounding joints and bones.
Deep tissue massage can also help to break down scar tissue within the body and increase range of motion that has been restricted following injury.
Massage has also been shown to boost the body’s levels of oxytocin and serotonin which helps stimulate relaxation and mood whilst reducing feelings of stress.
Used to both help prevent and treat injuries, the Kinesio® Taping Method uses the cutting edge technology offered by Kinesio® Tex Tape to treat a range of neuromuscular, orthopedic and neurological medical conditions. Taping has long been established as both an effective way of supporting muscles and joints as well as lifting skin tissue to assist with the body’s lymphatic drainage system around the site of inflamed areas. The Kinesio® Tex system has been specially designed for clinical use and requires the knowledge of a trained specialist in order to maximise the benefits available. An initial assessment will assess for underlying medical conditions as well as manual muscle testing, gait and range of motion assessment in addition to any specialist testing that may be required.
The system comes in a range of shapes that are tailored during the appointment to each individual.