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What is Sports & Remedial Massage?
Sports and Remedial Massage is the scientific manipulation of soft tissue for injury prevention and therapeutic purposes involving the restoration to normal functional activity of the various structures of the body. It is used to help prevent injuries, to prepare the body for athletic activities and to maintain it in optimal condition.
Can Sports & Remedial Massage help me?
If you are suffering from or if you have ever suffered from backache & sciatica, sports injuries, poor posture & flexibility, stress & headaches, muscle tension & fatigue, strains & sprains then YES! is the answer.
What are the benefits of Sports & Remedial Massage?
Sports & Remedial Massage is a very powerful tool and it works at a deeper level than normal forms of massage. It can help us to cope with the demands that we all put on our bodies whether it be the daily grind or sporting activity at a high level. It can help to keep the human body and musculoskeletal system functioning in its optimum condition.
Listed below is a breakdown of the benefits which help to achieve the above
- Warming & stretching muscle fibres
- Break down of adhesions & scar tissue
- Removal of metabolic waste
- Pain reduction
- Improved elasticity & flexibility
- Increased range of movement
- Injury rehabilitation
- Identification of potential injuries
- Improve circulation & lymphatic flow
- Improve blood flow to aid healing process
- Injury prevention
- Greater self awareness
- Improved training & techniques
- Improved performance
- Assist with mental preparation before competition
When considering injuries to the soft tissues caused by sports or the everyday wear and tear of day-to-day life it is important to look further than just the injured area. More often than not there are other contributing factors such as muscle imbalances and postural dysfunction that need to be assessed to try and eliminate the root cause of the problem.
What is myofascial release?
Myofascial release is a remarkable form of soft tissue therapy that is relatively new to the UK. It focuses on releasing the body's most flexible yet durable structures (fascia) by improving posture and restoring balance to create change within the body.
The role of myofascia within the body.....
A simple way to visualise fascia is, for example, the thin, white membrane found between the skin and meat of a raw chicken. It's role within the body is to create space within the tissues, whilst maintaining movement, postural balance and the nervous system. Fascia is an all-encompassing web of connective tissue that runs seemingly endlessly throughout the body on both a superficial and deep level surrounding each and every muscle and organ within it.
In fact fascia was originally referred to as the organ of posture by Doctor Ida Rolf - the creator of one of the first myofascial release techniques, known as structural integration or rolfing. And it is posture that remains the main focus of this particular type of technique.
The application of the technique itself is quite a different approach to most forms of soft tissue work. Although the aim is always to try and eliminate pain, reduce dysfunction, restore balance and improve function the approach is somewhat more measured. We all have uneven stresses within our bodies created by illness, injury, surgery and repetitive movements which in turn cause pain, dysfunction, poor posture and inefficient movement patterns. Myofacial release stretches the tight and restricted fascia to return it to its normal state so that it can glide more efficiently hence allowing improved muscular movement.
Benefits of myofascial release include the following:
- General Well-Being
- Pain Relief
- Injuries (chronic and acute)
- Sleeping Patterns
- Emotional Health
- The Immune System
- Digestive system
Soft Tissue Therapy Prices (Sports & Remedial Massage & Myofascial Release)
|55 minutes||£40.00 (1st Treatment - £45)|
|30 minutes||£25.00 (1st Treatment - £30)|