What is sports massage & soft tissue therapy?
A manual, manipulative and rehabilitation therapy for the treatment of health ailments and soft tissue injury.
The purpose of sports massage and soft tissue therapy is to prevent and treat injuries often associated with bad posture and muscle imbalances, reduce muscle pain and formulate some corrective exercise caused by repetitive environmental, physical and emotional stress.
Do I need to be Sporty to benefit from a Sports Massage?
Despite the term ‘Sports Massage’ anyone including more sedentary people will benefit from this type of treatment. Sports massage is a concept rather than a specific technique and is beneficial for anyone with a variety of abnormalities caused by either physical or environmental factors. Sports massage tends to be deep and will incorporate many soft tissue manipulation techniques listed below.
- Neuromuscular techniques
- Muscle energy techniques
- Positional release
- Trigger point
- Soft tissue release techniques
These techniques combined with deep massage can help alleviate pain, correct postural dysfunction and enhance overall well being. I can incorporate basic postural assessments, rehab exercise and dry needling techniques ( acupuncture) however these will be discussed with you prior to your appointment to make sure your treatment is appropriate to your needs and you can rest assure that I will never push a treatment that makes you feel nervous or uncomfortable.
Balancing Touch Aromatherapy Massage
A simple yet effective treatment using eight indvidiual oils and oil blends (doterra oils) adressing the four major destablising conditions (stress, toxic insult, inflammation and autonomic imbalance) that continually challenge the body’s system to function optimally. The application and process in which the treatment is carried out may decrease stress, ehance immune function, decrease inflammation and help balance the autonomic nervous system. This is a truly powerful treatment that you can enjoy in the comfort of your own surroundings with a little relaxing music provided by myself to help melt away some of those issues you may be facing.