Aim of Treatment

The primary aim of Clinical Sports and Remedial Massage is to find and treat the cause of the disorder, not only the symptoms.
The use of massage to treat work and sports related injuries is widespread, massage can be used as a preventative to ensure the muscles are well balanced, smooth and relaxed when resting, toned and strong in action.
Should injury occur, massage after initial first aid treatment helps the damaged tissue to heal quickly and correctly with the minimum of scar tissue, adhesions and loss of mobility.
Muscles not only move our joints,they stabilise them, and provide armour for the internal organs, minor problems with these functions cause more pain than most people realize.

What can clinical sports and remedial massage help with?

Below are just a few conditions that respond well to Clinical Sports and Remedial Massage treatment:
  • Sports & accidental injuries, sprains, strains etc
  • Neck, back and shoulder pains/aches
  • Stress related disorders e.g. migraines, headaches, aches and pains related to stress, abdominal problems such as cramps, irritable bowels, constipation
  • Pre & post pregnancy and post surgery.

Benefits and Effects of Massage

Short term effects are:

  • Increased blood flow, both in the area being massaged and generally.
  • Relieves stress and tension, factors that are known to hinder healing or slow it down and cause problems of their own.
  • Reduced muscle tension, thereby improving the blood supply.
  • Increased muscle tone
  • Increased lymphatic flow to and from the area treated, reducing pain, swelling and inflammation and speeding up the body’s own healing process.

Long term effects are:

  • Improved general circulation.
  • Balance of the muscles and joints, leading to a better state of health.
  • Breaking down of scar or fibrous tissue, restoring elasticity to the joints.
  • Greater mobility within the joints of the body.
  • Overall relief of stress.
  • Greater immunity to further injuries of the same area.
  • Touch is a most effective form of healing – The energy that flows through the hands can refresh, regenerate and revitalise. Massage brings about beneficial physical and psychological changes and restores balance to the body as a whole.