Sports and remedial massage works with the soft tissue of the body such as muscles, tendons and connective tissues. The therapist can use different techniques to reduce muscle pain, increase flexibility, improve your range of motion and re-balance your posture. It can work really well in conjunction with other therapies such as osteopathy and physiotherapy.
In the first session, there will be a consultation where you will discuss your medical history, background information and have an assessment to decide the treatment that is needed for you. It would be useful if you could wear a pair of shorts for the postural assessment, although this is not essential.
Anyone experiencing muscle tension and pain, insomnia or stress may benefit from Hot Stones Massage. Hot stones have a sedative effect that can relieve chronic pain, reduce stress and promote relaxation. The stones are made of basalt, a type of volcanic rock that retains heat.
Hot Stone Fusion techniques are highly effective in both relaxation and clinical massage. Unique strokes and trigger point techniques are used to treat neck, back, shoulder and specific pain patterns.
Hydrotherapy and deep tissue massage enables the use of both hot and cold stones for any treatment. Heat increases blood flow. Cold therapy helps relieve inflammation.
If you have a chronic condition that causes you pain, talk to your doctor about whether Hot Stones Massage is a good option for you.
Many people suffer with back and neck pain. This pain can often be caused by stress which creates tension within the muscles, especially around the shoulders and neck. This can then cause stress. Having a sports massage is an extremely effective way of reducing this muscle tension because it manipulates the muscles.
Sports massages assist with stress reduction and relaxation. During a massage, the heart rate and blood pressure lowers making you feel more relaxed and less stressed.