Soft Tissue Therapy
Not just for Athletes
Not just for Athletes
Helping those with strains, sprains and other injuries.
Do you suffer from any of these conditions?
- Soft tissue sports injuries.
- Calf strains.
- Shin splints (medial tibial stress).
- Ankle sprain.
- Achilles, patella or hamstring tendinopathy.
- Tennis elbow.
- Muscle tension.
- Decreased flexibility.
- Back strain.
- Plantar fasciitis.
Sports Massage could help
Soft Tissue Therapy is the management, manipulation and rehabilitation of soft tissues of the body including muscles, tendons and ligaments. It is applicable not just to sports people but to anybody wishing to guard against or recover from a soft tissue injury.
You do not need to be a sports performer to benefit from Soft Tissue Therapy. The benefits above can also help relieve the many day to day problems, repetitive strain injury, sprains, tension, fatigue, that everyone experiences.
Many Soft Tissue Therapists work with a great range of clients in assisting with preventive treatment and injury recovery. Benefits of Sports massage include: Relaxation, Improved Flexibility, Pain Reduction, Faster Recovery, Injury Prevention, Improved blood circulation, Invigoration/Increased Energy and Reduced Anxiety.
A safe and very effective hands-on technique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure into the Myofascial connective tissue restrictions to eliminate pain and restore motion
Cross Friction Massage
A technique that promotes optimal collagen healing by increasing circulation and decreasing collagen cross-linking, thus decreasing the formation of adhesions and scar tissue.
These are light strokes done with the palm of the hands, towards the direction of the heart, to enhance blood flow.
This technique is characterised by kneading movements. Petrissage helps in muscle recovery.
Tapotement is employed by hacking and cupping muscles for stimulation. This is normally used in pre-event massages.
Friction movements penetrate deep muscle tissues, making them ideal for healing injuries. Effleurage should be administered prior to friction massage to warm up the muscles.
The rapid movements in vibration relax and soothe the muscles.
Paraffin Wax Treatment
Acts as a type of thermotherapy, or heat therapy, that helps treat conditions Like arthritis and fibromyalgia among others by increasing blood flow, relaxing muscles and reducing stiffness in joints. It can also help with minimising muscle spasms and inflammation, and to treat sprains and pulled muscles.