What is sports and remedial massage?

In a series of posts, Alexa our Massage Therapist will be sharing more information about massage therapy and how it can help you…

Massage treats the soft tissues of our bodies including muscles, fascia and tendons with the aim to speed up recovery, relieve pain and improve posture and movement. A range of techniques are used within the session to reduce the tension in the soft tissues. These include traditional massage, trigger point release as well as movement based therapies. Techniques are chosen depending on the tissue involved as well as the patient.

Sports and Remedial Massage has many benefits for those who are involved in sport at any level. From helping to reduce swelling to preparing and recovering from an event, massage is a great way to improve your sporting performance.

It’s not all about sport though. Massage therapists work with people from all walks of life with pain or dysfunction caused by life’s “stresses”. For example back pain, poor posture and headaches can all be addressed with massage therapy.

A well qualified Sports and Remedial Massage Therapist has the knowledge of anatomy, injuries and illness to be able to work alongside Physiotherapists to support successful treatment. They are qualified to assess injuries, use advanced treatment techniques and provide remedial exercises and advice to support recovery.

Let’s also not forget that by working with you to relax your muscles massage can have a very calming and de-stressing effect. It helps your mind get into balance with your body.

Why not book a massage today with Alexa and allow her to assist you in your quest to being a more flexible and comfortable you.

Give us a call on 0118 9462299.