This style of massage uses deeper pressure and is beneficial in releasing chronic muscle tension. The focus is on the deepest layers of muscle tissue, tendons and fascia (the protective outer layer surrounding muscles, bones and joints). The massage it-self can at times be uncomfortable due to the pressure applied but as with any treatments the client is in control.
This style works as a great treatment for everyday gym goers, weekend warriors or just someone needing a release from physical tension due to the stress applied to the body in everyday life e.g. sitting at a desk for 8hours or fatigue from performing a job that requires manual labour
Sports massage therapy is geared toward athletes of every kind, from world-class professionals to weekend warriors. The particulars of the sports massage technique are specific to the athlete’s sport of choice. Focusing on areas of the body that are overused and stressed from repetitive and often aggressive movements.
Techniques include using remedial, deep tissue, myofascial and trigger point therapy to assist in improving a client’s condition. Sports massage treatments can be quiet beneficial in bridging a client in-between physio treatments or as a great way to make use of your rest days!
Remedial massage is a targeted style that incorporates deep tissue work to help relieve specific areas of muscle tightness and fatigue. Remedial massage can help with many common complaints such as stiff necks and sore shoulders. It is also effective in helping to reduce stress and promote muscle recovery.
A remedial treatment will include a quick but effective physical assessment on the area of focus, followed by a variety of massage techniques to help improve any muscles causing a loss of movement or movement dysfunction
Overall massage therapy aims to help…
- Pain relief
- Reduced recovery time
- Increased energy and stamina
- Improved mobility and flexibility
- Muscular relaxation
- Improved blood flow
- Reduced inflammation
- Enhanced sports performance
- Improved mood
- Stress and anxiety relief
- Improve immune function
- Lower injury risk
- Scar tissue breakdown
- Better sleep
- Improved tissue elasticity
- Effective in reducing DOMS after exercises
Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Manipulation, currently a newer style of treatment uses surgical stainless-steel tools which aim to reduce myofascial adhesions within muscle groups.This style of treatment follows closely to the traditional Chinese medicine alternative therapy known as Gua Sha. Recently IASTM has been shown to significantly improve joint range of motion and reduce lower back pain.
IASTM can be beneficial in both physiotherapy and massage therapy treatments for particular musculoskeletal conditions including
- Medial Epicondylitis, Lateral Epicondylitis
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Neck Pain
- Plantar Fascitis
- Rotator Cuff Tendinopathy
- Patellar Tendinopathy
- Heel Pain /Achilles Tendinopathy
- DeQuervain’s Syndrome
- Post-Surgical and Traumatic Scars
- Myofascial Pain and Restrictions
- Musculoskeletal Imbalances
- Chronic Joint Swelling Associated with Sprains/Strains
- Ligament Sprains
- Muscle Strains
- Back Pain
- IT Band Syndrome