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Sports and Remedial Massage

Sports and Remedial Massage incorporates assessment, manual therapy and remedial exercise to effectively alleviate muscular pain and injury. It involves physical manipulation of muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia. The focus is on remedial work, to ‘remedy’ the issue rather than just treat the symptoms, i.e where it hurts. We will work together to identify the cause of the problem to ensure it does not reoccur. 

Benefits of  Sports and Remedial Massage

  • Injury recovery and prevention
  • Relief from muscular pain and dysfunction
  • Increased range of movement and flexibility
  • Improved performance
  • Postural awareness
  • Improved post event recovery

My approach

Below are the skills I use during my treatments alongside traditional massage techniques to ensure you get the best treatment:

  • Postural analysis
  • Joint assessment
  • Movement assessment
  • Muscle Energy Technique
  • Soft Tissue Release
  • Neuro-muscular Therapy (NMT)
  • Joint mobilisation
  • Myo-fascial release
  • Kinesio taping to aid recovery and/or help performance
  • Exercise rehabilitation

What shall I wear?

I will need to be able to take a look at you, so ideally shorts are best. Treatment can be performed through clothes if preferred. You will be covered during your treatment other than the area I am working.

Will it hurt?

Some techniques used are deep soft tissue techniques and may cause a bit of pain or tenderness either during or after a treatment for up to 48 hours. I will communicate with you throughout to ensure that we are working at the right level for you and to minimise any post treatment pain or tenderness.  I can adapt to any individual and can work effectively with any type of pressure, so don’t let this hold you back from coming.

Who I treat:

Everyone! There is a mis-understanding in many people who feel that they cannot come for a treatment because they do not do sports or have a ‘sport related’ injury. The assessment and treatment skills I have are far more wide reaching than just sports injuries, covering chronic pain, postural dysfunction, and pain of an insidious nature, which just ‘came on’.

Athletes of all levels, from Iron Man contenders and long distance cyclists to footballers, gymnasts, rowers and everyone in between enjoy immense benefits from regular treatment to either prevent  injury and improve sporting performance or rehabilitate post injury.

I regularly work with those suffering postural aches and pains from working long hours, sitting at a desk, long hours of driving or train commute. Common complaints include lower back pain, headaches, tension through the upper back/neck and repetitive strain injuries.