This therapy offers the client a full postural assessment or analysis of an injury and then commences a treatment using different techniques including Muscle Energy Techniques, Soft Tissue Release Techniques and Neuromuscular Techniques. It can be beneficial to both sports people and non sports people. Listed below are some of the reasons this therapy could be beneficial to you:
- Promotes relaxation of body and mind
- Reduces effects of tension, stress and anxiety
- Increases overall energy levels
- Improves a clients self-esteem
- Promotes a positive lift to emotions
- Improves circulation by increasing blood flow, thus nutrients, throughout the body
- Relaxes muscle tension and relieves tension
- Improves circulation and nutrients to the joints helping lessen the build up of unwanted deposits
- Reduces pain felt often caused by tension of muscles
- Pumping – quickens the removal unwanted toxins and waste products from the body
- Increased Tissue Permeability – removes waste products such as lactic acid which occurs during and after vigorous exercise.
- Stretching – massage techniques can stretch muscles, tendons and fascia that cannot be reached by other means
- Breaking down scar tissue – this builds up in soft tissues, muscles, tendons and ligaments which may be present as a result of past injuries or repeated micor-trauma.
- Improved Tissue Elasticity – soft tissue can be kneaded and pulled near to it maximal length and therefore reclaim normal elasticity
A sample of some of the techniques used during a treatment
This involves a form of deep tissue massage & direct pressure applied to individual muscles. It increases blood flow, reduces pain and releases pressure on nerves.
Soft Tissue Release
This is a dynamic, highly effective technique having an immediate & powerful effect on muscle tissue. Using a combination of movement and manipulation it is extremely versatile. It has a correcting effect on muscular imbalances, stretching and releasing the damaged muscle tissue by communicating with your nervous system.
Muscle Energy Technique
This is based on a theory that muscles on one side of a joint relaxes to accommodate the contraction of muscles on the other side of the joint. It is applied to a patient in order to lengthen shortened or spastic muscles also to improve weakened ligament and muscle strength & to improve range of movement.
The Benefits of Massage
- Maintains the entire body in better physical condition
- Prevent injuries and loss of mobility in potential trouble spots
- Cure, restore mobility to injured muscle tissue
- Eliminate everyday aches and pains
- Promote body awareness whilst working or playing sport
As well as the treatment aftercare advice will also be given if required, including exercises given with reference to improving your ability to play sport or help with strengthening your muscles to help eliminate your day to day aches and pains.