Benefits of a Sports and Remedial Massage
Updated: Aug 31, 2019
Why should you book a Sports and Remedial Massage?
At the beginning of your first treatment we will discuss why you are seeking treatment. We'll discuss how long you have been experiencing your pain, reviewing any traumatic experiences, lifestyle or underlying health conditions that may influence the reason why you are experiencing pain or tension
Once we have reviewed your history I will review my approach with you.
Each client is unique and I treat accordingly, for example if you suffer with Fibromyalgia I will not be using Deep Tissue massage as this will aggravate your inflammation and pain. I will use EMMETT Technique to reset your muscle memory, gentle massage to improve range of movement and Myofascial Release to mobilise your fascia.
My treatment room is warm, you are wrapped in warm towels to promote relaxation, as your pain levels are reduced your feelings of anxiety and stress are reduced and you feel more relaxed.
A listening touch is invaluable, for example perhaps you suffer with sciatica, as before I will review your case history looking for clues as why you are suffering with this painful condition. For example, in the case of gentlemen, did you know regularly sitting on your wallet can cause sciatic type symptoms because its likely you are compressing a muscle called the Piriformis. The sciatic nerve can run through it or behind it! Compressing the Pirifomis muscle can irritate the sciatic nerve, giving rise to pain in the buttocks, painful hamstrings or tingling and/or numbness in the toes.
My approach to treatment for this condition is quite different. Its likely your pelvis is out of balance, you might have lumbar, gluteal, hamstring or calf tension. In this instance I will use a mix of EMMETT Technique, Deep Tissue Massage, Myofascial Release and Stretches to release the compression and tension held in the body, In addition some self-care exercises for you to do at home and ask you to purchase a new wallet that you can use in your front trouser pocket!
Sports and Remedial Massage can help relieve a number of conditions:
Head and Neck pain - including tension, headaches, migraines, TMJ and whiplash
Shoulder pain - including tension, frozen shoulder and shoulder impingement
Arm and Wrist pain - including joint/fingers stiffness, carpal tunnel syndrome, tennis and golfer’s elbow
Lower back pain - muscle sprains/spasms slipped disc and sciatica
Hip and pelvis problems - IT Band issues, bowel and bladder issues, pelvic instability
Leg, knee and foot pain - including plantar fasciitis, heel pain, knee pain, Achilles tendon issues
I aim to ease tension and pain during the first treatment with follow up appointments between 7-10 days later. After the second treatment we will review your progress; depending on your progress a 3rd treatment maybe scheduled between 14-21 days later with the intention of moving into a monthly treatment cycle as quickly and reasonably possible.
As the saying goes prevention is better than cure! A monthly Sports and Remedial Massage case ease tension or stress, increase range of movement, promote relaxation and aid sleep. Incorporating a monthly Remedial massage can and should form part of your monthly self care routine, create some balance in your life.
Advanced Clinical and Sports Injury Massage uses a mix of Eastern and Western techniques that range from Acupressure, Shiatsu, Amma Fusion, Deep Tissue Massage, MyoFascial Release, EMMETT Technique and Stretches. Using my Functional Yoga background I can suggest a number of self-care exercises that you can complete at home.
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