Massage is an extremely popular treatment and is the manipulation of body tissues, such as muscle and fascia, for therapeutic purposes. It has been used for thousands of years in almost every culture, with records in China going back to 3000 BC. Holding or rubbing part of the body that is causing discomfort is actually instinctive for humans. Therapeutic Massage helps to detox the body, improve circulation of the blood and lymph, relieve stiff joints and can create a sense of well-being. It is also good for support when doing physical activities such as sport, running, physically active work and general keeping fit activities etc. - by helping those muscles being used (which can in turn help with their related joints). For those whom are losing weight, it can help support the body with this process, by its toning effect and softening/breaking down of the fatty tissue.
Remedial and Sports Massage is a skilled, manual and therapeutic application of soft tissue manipulative techniques; includes - deep and superficial tissue, soft tissue release, muscle energy techniques, trigger point therapy, neuro-muscular techniques and mobilisation techniques.
Helps to reduce aches and pains and improve mobility and posture. Aids in preventing/reducing sports injuries and improving recovery.
Soft tissue includes - muscle, tendons, ligaments and fascia. The techniques used involve them all and are a good way in reducing pain/discomfort and improve mobility after injury and repetitive strain, aiding in rehabilitation.
In between sports events, treatments can help improve performance and aid in the rehabilitation process after sports injuries
You dont have to have had an injury or play a sport to benefit from these treatments. We can all have aches and pains at times, for some more chronic, which can occur from various reasons.
Myofascial Release is a 3 dimensional application of techniques using pressure and movement to aid in releasing the myofascial, helping to eliminate fascial restrictions. Fascial restrictions can create pain, imbalance and malfunction throughout the body. This work also fascilitates the emergence of any emotional patterns that maybe held within the restrictions.
Fascia is a 3-D web of `connective` tissue that spreads throughout the body, interpenetrating every muscle, bone, nerve, blood vessel and organ, with myofascia being the fascia that surrounds and runs through muscle tissue (myo - meaning muscle). It is a continuous web, so there are no separate parts, so what affects one area of the web will ultimately have an affect on the other areas.