Remedial Massage Therapists are trained to assess and treat muscles, tendons, ligaments, connective tissue and assist in treating injuries and general muscle soreness.
They use a variety of techniques for use in pain management of chronic musculoskeletal conditions, postural conditions, sporting and occupational injuries.
Each treatment is tailored to the individual and a personalised treatment plan and home advise is given.
Pregnancy massage is the application of Swedish and Remedial massage techniques to reduce stress and promote general wellbeing throughout pregnancy.
Benefits of massage during pregnancy include; reducing muscle tightness, leg cramps, headaches, oedema, blood circulation, joint pain and assisting with relaxation.
Regular massage throughout pregnancy may improve comfort for the mother during birthing and assist with a speedier return to optimal fitness post-birth and should be part of the holistic approach to the health of both mother and child.
This treatment targets the deeper layers of muscle and surrounding connective tissues, and can assist with a range of conditions and pains through slow strokes and deep finger pressure on constricted areas by either following or crossing over the muscle fibres, fascia and tendons
The type of massage technique or treatment applied is dependent on the nature of the stage of training or competition, sports injury or condition, and the assessment of the client.
Sports massage involves the objective assessment and treatment of amateur and elite athletes alike, focusing on prevention and treatment of sports-related conditions.
Sports massage is used to help prepare athletes pre competition as well as assist in subsequent recovery from training and competition.
Myofascial Release is a safe and very effective hands-on technique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure to the Myofascial connective tissue restrictions.
The fascia connects every part of the body, the therapy is based on the principle that poor posture, physical injury, illness and emotional stress can shift the body out of alignment and cause the intricate web of fascia to become tight and constricted.
This type of massage eliminates pain and restores motion and function to the body. Adhesions and scar tissue may also be broken down with these types of massage.
Trigger point therapy is a form of remedial massage where direct pressure is applied to localised points in the tender muscle tissue to bring about reduction in muscle tension and pain relief. Trigger point therapy can be an extremely effective tool in combating acute and chronic muscular pain and fatigue.