Deep Tissue Sports Massage
Sports massage is a specialised form of massage therapy and can be used effectively on a number of clients. It uses warming techniques, efflurage, trigger point therapy, myofascial release techniques and joint mobilisation.
The main purposes of sports massage is to reduce fatigue, relieve swelling and tension, promote a better range of movement and flexibility, to identify, manage and treat injuries and to prepare you to be in peak performance at all times.
Sports massage can be used as a pre-event, post-event and during any period of physical activity and it a vital tool as a major part of your regular maintenance.
It can be particularly useful for conditions such as sciatica, shoulder pain, lumbar pain, problems with hip mobility and sports injuries.
Cupping therapy is an ancient form of treatment that has gained something of a resurgence recently.
It uses cups placed upon the skin to create a vacum and perform suction of the soft tissue. It can help with inflammation, deep tissue massage and relaxation.
Cupping works by lifting the outer layers of skin and allows your blood vessels to expand and for blood to flow deeper into the underlying tissue. A great treatment as a stand alone for relaxation or to run alongside deep and soft tissue massage.
Joint & Soft Tissue Taping
Sports taping has become a more common practice since first making an appearance in the world of elite sport.
It is the application of a pressure sensitive tape over to the skin to physically help with holding muscles and joints into a certain position.
It's main purpose is to support and restrict the motion of a joint or muscle for stability, through compression it also helps with swelling, supports anatomical structures and protects the area from re-injury. It is particularly beneficial when used in rehab as part of injury management alongside massage.
Massage Gun Therapy
Massage gun therapy is a new treatment but gaining in popularity all the time. It is so much more than a DIY option and when used by a fully trained professional can yield great results.
The treatment uses percussive massage to go deeper into the muscles with a powerful pounding action which helps to release areas of thickened connective tissue, break down adhesions and scar tissue and can help restore a full range of movement.
Particularly useful when used on your back, glutes and upper legs.
Infrared Massage Therapy
This massage technique uses infrared light to penetrate into deeper layers of tissue to help with pain relief. The light and heat is able to reach upto 5-7cm deep to reach muscles and nerves.
It is a safe and effective way to treat a number of conditions and for pain relief. Particularly useful for conditions such as sciatica, back pain, muscle strain and pain, arthritis, tendonitis and bursitis.