Sports and Remedial Massage
Sports Massage is the scientific manipulation of soft tissue and it comprises of variety of techniques used to release muscle tension and restore balance to the musculo-skeletal system in order to offset the likelihood of injury, relieve pain and to improve overall physical and mental activity.
Benefits of Sports and Remedial massage.
Increases blood circulation - Massage stimulates pumping of blood and causes the blood vessels to stretch and increase their capacity, size and function. In the result blood can transport more nutrients, faster and to the furthest parts of our body
Improves lymphatic flow - It helps to transport the toxins, excess interstitial fluid to the lymph nodes.
Speeds up the recovery process from an injury
Releases muscle tension and restores balance to the musculo-skeletal system
Relieves muscular pains and aches- Improves joints' mobility
Relieves stress and promotes an overall feeling of relaxation
Who is it for?
Anyone can benefit from Sports Massage. It has not been designed for athletes only, but also for anyone who wishes to offset the likelihood of soft tissue injury or is recovering from it. Soft tissue injuries can be sustained during every day activities and may be linked to stress, bad posture or accidents. Variety of techniques used in Sports and Remedial massage has been proven to be very effective in any of the above scenarios.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue massage is designed to relieve severe tension in the muscle and the connective tissue or fascia. This type of massage focuses on the muscles located below the surface of the top muscles. Deep tissue massage is often recommended for individuals who experience consistent pain, are involved in heavy physical activity (such as athletes), and patients who have sustained physical injury. It is not uncommon for receivers of deep tissue massage to have their pain replaced with a new muscle ache for a day or two.
The most widely recognized and commonly used category of massage is the Swedish massage. The Swedish massage techniques vary from light to vigorous. Swedish massage uses five styles of strokes. The five basic strokes are effleurage (sliding or gliding), petrissage (kneading), tapotement (rhythmic tapping), friction (cross fiber or with the fibers) and vibration/shaking. Swedish massage has shown to be helpful in reducing pain and joint stiffness.
Gentle to medium pressure.
Manual lymphatic drainage is a technique used to gently work and stimulate the lymphatic system, to assist in reduction of localized swelling. The lymphatic system is a network of slow moving vessels in the body that carries cellular waste toward the heart, to be filtered and removed. Lymph also carries lymphocytes, and other immune system agents. Manual lymphatic drainage claims to improve waste removal and immune function.