What Is Massage Therapy
Massage therapy has been recognized as being one of the oldest and the most efficient methods of healing and relieving pain for over 4000 years.
Massage is the manual manipulation of soft tissue structures like muscles, tendons and ligaments. It helps stimulate normal body functions and processes. Massage works effectively to reduce stress and relieve pain.
Sports’ massage therapy involves removing unwanted toxins from the body and curing muscle stiffness. It helps in recovery from training. Massage therapy accelerates damaged tissue repair as well as enhancing soft tissue elasticity.
Massage therapy combines wonderfully with physiotherapy to assist in recovery from injuries and disabilities. It is a drug-free, non-invasive therapy that reduces stress, increases muscle flexibility and improves joint function. Massage therapy also promotes the general sense of well-being.
Massage therapy can be used for:
- Joint dysfunction
- Muscle strains
- Pregnancy and pediatrics
- Neurological conditions
- Stress reduction
- Improve blood circulation
Specific manual techniques are employed to help improve circulation, relieve muscular tension and pain and promote health.
Do you need to have regular Massage Therapy sessions?
Well, that depends on the severity of your condition. You may need only a few sessions for acute new injuries. However, a chronic condition like a frozen shoulder or persistent lower back pain can require ongoing treatment. These sessions will be ongoing but infrequent and will generally be spaced out. Your massage therapist will keep a record of your body’s progress after each session.
In sports Massage Therapy, we utilize various massage techniques in conjunction. These can be applied before, during or after the sporting event to optimize the athlete’s performance.
Because we know that our clientele has diversity, we create and offer therapy plans that are best suited to their specific needs.