SPORTS MASSAGE THERAPY
Sports massage is used to prevent injuries, to prepare the body for athletic activity and maintain it in optimal condition and help athletes recover from workouts and injuries.
The scientific manipulation and assessment of soft tissue for the prevention of injuries and therapeutic purposes, involving the restoration to normal functional activity of the various structures of the body, while maintaining good physical condition and health through mobilizing and improving muscle tone, promoting relaxation, stimulating circulation and producing therapeutic effects on all systems of the body.
Sports Massage has three basic forms:
Benefits of Sports massage:
Remedial massage therapy
Remedial Massage Therapy utilizes many techniques including massage to address a wide range of soft tissue conditions. The aim is to reduce tension by releasing pressure of muscles in spasm, and address tendon and ligament complaints.
Treatments can dramatically reduce pain and discomfort and assist the body’s natural healing process and circulation. Whether it is stress, work related or work cover claims related or injury from leisure or sport, remedial therapy can assist people of all ages.
Remedial Therapy is designed for patients who have injured their muscles, ligaments, tendons, Fascia and other soft tissue.
Injuries that respond well to this therapy are repetitive use syndrome for example: headaches and neck tension, whiplash, lower back pain, tendonitis and frozen shoulder.
MANUAL LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE
MLD (manual lymphatic drainage) is a form of very light massage that encourages lymph flow in the body. It is a sequential technique that is used to help the bodies’ natural cleansing process.
Best used for eliminating waste and toxins and treating oedema and is also great for post surgery recovery.