Aims to identify and treat the source of the disorder as well as the accompanying symptoms. Massage of soft tissues (muscles, tendons) is done to promote circulation and break down fibrous areas which may have formed in the muscles, alleviating pain and discomfort and encourages the body’s own healing process. It can help speed up recovery and encourage complete healing after injury by removing scar tissue thus reducing repeat injuries. This treatment is beneficial to recent and chronic conditions/injuries, such as tendonitis, frozen shoulder, back, shoulder, neck pain, sciatic pain, shin splints, plantar fasciitis, migraines and headaches to name a few.
The targeted muscles are deeply penetrated through massage. Stretching techniques may also be used. The client is generally more involved during the treatment, you may be asked, for example to resist against pressure or change position.
An adaptation of remedial massage, using specific deep tissue massage techniques to treat physically active individuals. The massage is used during training and before, during and after athletic events. The purpose of the massage is to prepare the athlete for peak performance and minimise the chances of muscle/tendon injury.