Definitions

Remedial Massage

Remedial Massage aims to provide remedy, or support recovery of a specific injury or dysfunctional movement pattern. A postural and active movement assessment are carried out in order to identify which biomechanics need to be addressed.

A combination of basic and advanced techniques such as myofascial release, neuromuscular technique and soft tissue release are used to target the soft tissues identified during the initial assessment. Specific aftercare advice such as exercises and stretches are usually prescribed to contribute to the rehabilitation of the dysfunctional or injured areas.

Remedial Massage is suitable for chronic conditions, as well as recent issues that you may want to address.

Sports Massage

Sports Massage uses advanced techniques to ready the soft tissues for an event, and to aid recovery after an event or training session. Sports Massage can also be used to maintain the quality of soft tissues, and range of motion in between events or training sessions.

Sports Massage can be effective in covering broad areas, or simply focus on a specific area that may be prone to tightness or injury.  A range of compression and sweeping techniques, along side stretching and mobilising may be used during a treatment.

Deep Tissue Massage

Deep Tissue Massage is a broad and more general treatment, aimed at a larger area or even the whole body. Deep Tissue Massage is great for generally tired, aching muscles or if you are simply just looking to relax at the end of a long day!

Some of my clients suffering with chronic auto immune diseases such as ME, or fibromyalgia find this type of massage beneficial.