What Is Soft Tissue Massage?
What Are The Benefits Of Soft Tissue Massage?
It can help to:
- Reduce your pain
- Reduce your anxiety or depression
- Improve your circulation
- Improve your flexibility
- Improve your healing after injury or surgery
- Assist your preparation before sport
- Assist your recovery after sport
What Soft Tissue Massage treatments do you offer?
Sports & Remedial Massage
Uses a range of therapeutic techniques for the prevention, recognition and treatment of injuries. Depending on the stage and severity of your injury, the therapist uses various techniques, to improve your muscle function, rehabilitation, aid the healing process and return you back to full fitness. 'Sports Massage' is popular with athletes, but it can also be of enormous benefit for non-sports people. Office and manual work can be a physical and mental workout and often stress results in tight and sore muscles that can benefit. Sports Massage can help relieve many day to day problems such as repetitive strain injury, sprains, tension and general fatigue that we all experience. Regular massage helps maintain some balance in what can be a rather hectic work, social and sporting schedule.
Deep Tissue Massage
Helps focus on realigning deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue. It is especially helpful for chronically tense and contracted areas such as the neck, shoulders, lower back, gluteal and legs. It will also help with joint mobility and can aid recovery from injury and surgery. Massage strokes are applied slowly, pressure is deep and concentrated on areas of tension and pain.
Is an excellent therapy during the 2nd and 3rd trimesters, especially as prescribed pain relief is limited and the demands and changes to the body during this time are high. Proper positioning ensures comfort and safety for mother and baby, so you feel reassured and relaxed throughout the treatment. Pregnancy massage has been found to help relieve stress, anxiety, depression and improve sleep quality. It will reduce oedema or swelling in the arms and legs, ease symptoms of muscle strain and joint pain, especially through the pelvis, lumbar spine and shoulder areas. *Please note that you must have had your first scan before attending a pregancy massage and more than 12 weeks pregnant (beyond the 1st trimester). We recommend booking an hour appointment for your first session, so that your therapist can go through the necessary safety elements with you before your massage treatment can start. Click here to read about Women's Health Physiotherapy.