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Sports massage helps people with muscular pain and those who participate in regular sporting activities. Sports massage manipulates soft tissue resulting in pain reduction, delayed onset of muscle soreness and anxiety. It also improves flexibility, range of movement, muscle relaxation and mood. Thus sports massage helps with injury prevention and recovery. Where needed, the massage we offer can sometimes incorporate the use of Soft Tissue Release (STR), Muscle Energy Techniques (METs) and Trigger Point Therapy.
Muscle Energy Techniques
Muscle Energy Technique (MET) is a type of manual therapy that uses gentle contractions of the client’s muscles causing the muscles to relax and lengthen.
Muscle Energy Techniques (METs) prepares muscles for subsequent stretching, increase joint mobility, boosts local circulation and improves musculoskeletal function and strengthen weak muscles.
Soft Tissue Release
Soft Tissue Release (STR) is used to treat soft tissue dysfunctions and subsequent referred pain and nerve entrapment. In acute conditions, Soft Tissue Release (STR) affects the insidious way scar tissue is formed and in chronic conditions it breaks up scar tissue to quickly allow the muscle to return to its natural resting length. Once the muscle has returned to its natural resting length, there is an immediate release from pain.
Trigger Point Therapy
Trigger Point refers to a tight spot in a muscle tissue that causes pain or discomfort over the affected muscle or it refers pain to another area of the body. Trigger Point Therapy is when direct pressure is applied to the tight spot. It releases the tight area in the muscle which reduces or eliminates any pain and discomfort. It’s common to experience significant relief after just one session of Trigger Point Therapy. Regular treatments also helps to naturally manage the pain and stress that often accompany chronic injuries.
After an injury it is vital to restore the body to it’s full function. Exercise rehabilitation reduces pain, restores strength, improves range of motion and endurance after an injury. Exercise interventions are a safe way to improve physical function by alleviating muscle weakness and joint dysfunction. We prescribe exercise programmes for all stages of rehabilitation.
Joint Mobilisation Techniques are gentle, pain free mobilisations that focus on regaining a normal range of motion. Joint Mobilisations aim to reduce joint pain, restore joint mobility therefore assists in returning to normal activity or retaining acceptable levels of functioning.
Ultrasound therapy is the use of high-frequency sound waves to stimulate the repair of soft tissue injuries and relieve pain. Ultrasound produces analgesia and softens scar tissue by increasing collagen tissue extensibility. It increases blood supply to the injured area which promotes healing.
Myofascial Trigger Point Dry Needling also known as Medical or Western Acupuncture uses the same thin, solid needle as acupuncture. The needles are inserted directly in the muscle trigger point. Dry needling can improve blood flow in the body , loosen stiff muscles and eases joint pain. This helps speed up recovery and improve sport performance.
Kinesiology Taping can effectively reduce pain, support joints and muscles without restricting range of motion. The elasticity of the tape lifts the skin slightly which immediately reduces pressure on sensitive pain receptors under the skin. Kinesiology tape also reduces swelling and inflammation. Reduced pressure on the lymphatic drainage channels enhances removal of fluids on the injures ares.
Pregnancy Massage is a combination of firm massage to relive discomfort and Swedish massage to relax the expectant mother. Receiving massage over a period of several weeks during pregnancy reduces stress hormone levels and anxiety, elevates mood, relieves tired aching muscles and improves sleep. Pregnancy Massage benefits conditions such as back pain, hip pain, swelling feet and Pubic Symphysis. We offer massage for all three trimesters.