Massage involves using our hands to manipulate/move/loosen your muscles and other connective tissues. It is proposed that it can:
- Increase flexibility
- increase circulation
- improve movement
- help relieve pain
- ease stress
- prevent injury
- aid recovery
Various massage styles are used depending on your stage of training. You may want recovery massage after a tough game or endurance run. Some quicker strokes and techniques may improve activity and warm muscles up prior to a training session. Your therapist will discuss your activity, training/competition schedule and injury concerns prior to treatment.
Deep Tissue Massage
As the name suggests this type of therapy works deep. It’s not for everyone! We will first warm up the muscles on top and then work to release the tension in the deeper layers of connective tissue and muscle.
This therapy will vary depending on any aches and pains you might have. This usually involves trigger point release work on your sore ‘knots’. We will use traditional massage techniques along with hot packs, stretching, hold relax, muscle energy techniques.
If you want to lie down and relax, perhaps to destress, then this is the massage you want. We will use more rhythmical consistent strokes as in more traditional Swedish massage style. You can still ask us to increase or decrease the pressure to your preference.