Remedial Massage Therapy

Sports or Deep Tissue massage has many benefits whether you experience muscular tension from long hours of sitting at a desk or driving, whether you are an elite athlete, an amateur sports person or a weekend warrior who would like to prevent injury, speed up recovery from injury and improve performance.

A typical treatment may include:

  • Massage
  • Mobilisation
  • Rehabilitation exercises/stretches
  • Postural assessment & Lifestyle advice
  • A Variety of techniques for therapeutic effect.

We can all suffer from aches and pains that not only affect us physically but also emotionally. The sooner the treatment is started the quicker the recovery.

The benefits of regularly scheduled massages include:

  • Relieving pain from chronic conditions
  • Aid relaxation
  • Beneficial for back, shoulder and neck pain, and alleviating associated tension headaches.
  • Alleviating and promoting recovery from sport injuries or muscle strains of varying degrees.
  • Improving flexibility, posture or mobility.
  • Help reduce the likelihood of the muscles becoming overused or injured.
  • Help reduce the initial inflammation that leads to injury.
  • Increase blood circulation to relieve muscle tension, reduce soreness improve recovery from exercise or sports.
  • Reducing stress and anxiety
  • Improving performance generally
  • Increased sense of well being
  • Warming up and stimulating the body before a competition
  • Relaxing and decongesting the body after exertion
  • Improving recovery between training and competition
  • Restoring energy when fatigued
  • Treating postural deviations
  • Deactivating trigger points

Services include:

  • Deep Tissue Massage
  • Swedish Massage
  • Connective Tissue Release
  • Postural Alignment Assessment
  • Joint Assessment
  • Muscular-Skeletal Assessment
  • Pre-event/Post-event massage treatments
  • Sports injury rehabilitation
  • Pain relief
  • Injury Prevention/Rehabilitation

Initial assessments will mostly result in treatment being offered but if any serious injury or reason for not treating is identified, a referral to a Health practitioner may be made to ensure the best results for you.

Continuing assessments are critical to establish that range of movement, flexibility, pain relief and pre-injury strength, mobility and functionality are being restored.

Deep Tissue Massage to Enhance Sport or Fitness Training Regimes:

If you’re a regular athlete or sportsperson, sports massage is an effective addition to a training program and treatments vary according to when and why you seek treatment. In general, there are four main types of treatment:

  • Pre-event massage
  • Post-event massage
  • Maintenance massage
  • Injury treatment

Pre-event The aim of a pre-event massage is to prepare the body and tissues ready for the event. It will help focus the mind and help to ward off injury by preparing muscles and joints for sport ahead. The treatment is given just before an event and the massage is performed at a fast, brisk pace to stimulate those muscles.

Post-event A sports massage after a race soothes and eases fatigued tissues and prevents DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness). The pace of this massage is slow, rhythmical and gentle and it usually lasts for about 15-20 minutes. Post-event massage is often available at races.

Maintenance Massage This type of massage takes place in between training sessions and the aim is to work on specific elements and tissue structures which have become shortened, tight and painful. The idea is to loosen off tightness within soft tissues so as to improve performance and prevent injury. A variety of techniques can be used, ranging from deep tissue work, Trigger Point therapy, Muscle Energy Technique and mobilisation of joints, to specific stretching and strengthening. A typical sports maintenance massage can last from between 30 minutes to an hour and is a very helpful regular addition to a training propgramme, particularly if you’re training for an endurance event, such as a half or full marathon.

Injury Treatment Sports massage can also be used to treat specific soft tissue injuries and a wide variety of techniques and methods can be used to reduce the recovery time and help get you back running. This type of treatment can last from between 30 minutes to an hour, dependent on the injury.

 

The above massage services can be booked on enquiry at 07811 322789 or kerrymellers@gmail.com.

Important information

If you have been diagnosed with or suspect you may have a pre-existing medical condition you should consult your GP for advice, diagnosis and treatment and always inform your health professional before starting any alternative or additional therapies, treatments or making any major changes in your diet or exercise programme