Sports and Remedial Massage Therapy aka Soft Tissue Therapy
A non-invasive way to treat the following conditions;
sore and stiff muscles, postural imbalances (such as slouched back) caused by overly tight muscles, muscle injuries such as minor tears, sciatica, tennis elbow, runner’s knee, RSI (repetitive stress injury), frozen shoulder, shin splints, tension headaches, migraines, breathing difficulties due to tight chest muscles, stiff muscles and many others.
This therapy involves separating, elongating (and sometimes shortening) muscle fibres stuck together and hardened through injury, overuse and tension, causing pain. It incorporates techniques such as MET (muscle energy techniqies), STR (soft tissue release), TPT (trigger point therapy), myofascial release and many others to return the tissues in their original balanced state. It restores the natural health, functionality and range of movement of the muscles so that they can work like they are supposed to, pain-free. Another benefit of this therapy is a stress relief and profound relaxation, which can improve sleep.
Although this therapy is lighter than sports and remedial massage, it is still very effective at addressing the aches, pains and stresses that pregnancy can bring on to the body. It encourages the soft tissues to cope better with the pressure of changing body and aids in muscular pain.
It is advisable to check with your doctor or midwife before having a massage, especially, if you are experiencing any complications.
Taping and Strapping
This technique uses a tape on the skin to aid in postural correction, joint stability and soft tissue imbalance. Offered from mid November….