Neuromuscular Therapy- Neuromuscular massage therapy is a specialized form of manual massage in which pressure and friction are used to release areas of strain in a muscle. Strain areas are called tender or trigger points, and they tend to be the cause of chronic muscular pain symptoms.
Deep Tissue- Deep tissue massage is a massage technique that’s mainly used to treat musculoskeletal issues, such as strains and sports injuries. It involves applying sustained pressure using slow, deep strokes to target the inner layers of your muscles and connective tissues. This helps to break up scar tissue that forms following an injury and reduce tension in muscle and tissue. It can also promote faster healing by increasing blood flow and reducing inflammation.
Sports Massage- Designed in its entirety for the physically active, a sports massage incorporates techniques from other massage styles to become an entity that works to provide a deep and rehabilitating process that manipulates the soft tissue to prevent injury, elevate muscle or tendon pain or rid the soft tissue of any stress they are holding on to.
- Pre-Event- Designed to stimulate, this massage will focus on the areas of the body that will be exerted during the activity. Typically given 15-45 minutes before the event.
- Post Event- Received within 2 hours of undertaking the activity, it aids the tissues to normalise.
- Restorative-Often received regularly whilst training for an event or for those looking to improve their personal bests and train harder. Restorative sports massage works to enable further training by preventing injury.
- Rehabilitative- Serves to alleviate pain from an injury and return the affected tissue to normal.
Gua Sha is a massage technique designed to relieve tension in the muscles, to boost blood circulation, and encourage lymphatic drainage. It helps break up fascia, the connective tissue that hugs muscles but can sometimes interfere with optimal circulation.
The Graston Technique is a form of manual therapy known as soft-tissue instrument-assisted mobilization. It is one of a number of manual therapy approaches that uses instruments with a specialized form of massage/scraping the skin gently. The therapy is designed to help the practitioner identify areas of restriction and attempt to break up scar tissue, while promoting a better healing environment for the injured soft tissue.
Myofascial Release is 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.
(Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation) A method of stretching muscles to maximize their flexibility and that involves a series of contractions and relaxations with enforced stretching during the relaxation phase. PNF is a stretching technique utilized to increase ROM and flexibility. PNF increases ROM by increasing the length of the muscle and increasing neuromuscular efficiency.
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