DO YOU HAVE TIGHTNESS OR PAIN IN YOUR MUSCLES?
ARE YOU INJURED, STRESSED OR TIRED?
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SPORTS & REMEDIAL / DEEP-TISSUE MASSAGE IN WATFORD
- Sports & Remedial massage
- Deep-tissue massage
- Soft tissue release
- Muscle energy technique
- Neuromuscular technique
- Gait analysis
- Posture assessment
- Home care
- Stretching technique
- Exercise prescriptions
SPORTS MASSAGE & DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE TREATMENTS FOR
- upper & lower back pain
- neck & shoulder pain
- rotator cuff injuries
- muscle strains
- sprain injuries
- knee injuries
- tennis elbow
- shin splints
- poor muscle activation
- muscle compensation patterns
- muscle imbalance
- postural problems
- RSI (repetitive strain injury)
- chronic pain
- tiredness & stress
- headache & migraine
Maintenance massage is for the ongoing and regular treatment of muscle tension and soreness due to chronic repetitive stress from an athlete’s particular sport. It is generally a 30 to 90 minute session in which I focus specifically on body areas. I can also perform a full body massage, depending on the needs of the client at the time of the session. The therapeutic techniques are anatomically directed to the muscles, fascia and ligaments. The focus of maintenance massage follows the general application of working from general to specific, then superficial to deep, and according to the needs of my client. When determining the specific needs of my client as an athlete, I must first consider whether the activity is lower-or upper body dominant or a combination of both. For example, cycling, which is a lower-body dominant sport with some upper-body stress points. In a 60 minutes maintenance massage session, I would warm the tissues with basic massage strokes. I devote approximately half the massage to the lower-body muscles and spend the rest of the session addressing the back, neck and chest areas as they are also used then cycling.
Restorative massage, also called curative massage and post recovery massage. It is very beneficial. It takes place 6 to 72 hours after the athletic performance. The purpose of restorative massage is to increase circulation and restore the normal resting length of muscles. During an athletic event, some muscles contract repeatedly, usually with a lot of force. After the event, the muscles that have been contracting can easily develop a shorter resting length. Unless they are lengthened and their antagonistic muscles are activated. Restorative massage is the perfect opportunity to lengthen the muscles that were particularly active during the event and to stretch the fascia that surrounds those muscles.
Restorative massage to increase circulation and restore normal resting length to the muscles.
- Usually in a treatment room
- Performed 6 to 72 hours after the event
- Clients are usually undressed and modestly draped
- 30 to 60 minutes treatment
- Using effleurage, petrissage, compression, range of motion and stretches
- Focus on the major muscles used in the athletic event
- Using lubricant
Restorative massage typically takes place in a standard massage treatment room.
Massage has always been used as an aid to health, and by all manner of people. From mothers for children’s ailments, to nurses in respiratory care, and to osteopaths and medical massage therapists treating all types of conditions, Massage is used because it is effective. Not only is it a therapeutically useful technique, but it is also a very popular treatment. Subjectively it is known that massage feels good. Another bonus is that massage can be used to treat or relive a very wide variety of conditions. Perhaps not always as the main prescriptive medicine, but as a strong adjunct. Clients turn to massage therapists for many reasons. Obviously, sports massage has developed for sports people, and it is universally accepted. Massage can be helpful for musculo-skeletal injuries. Massage therapy is also widely used for such wide-ranging conditions. As anxiety, depression, palliative cancer care, Fibromyalgia, Asthma, Arthritis, Constipation, Headache, Migraine, Multiple sclerosis and Insomnia. Whether the object is to use specific massage techniques to attend to specific dysfunctions and injuries. The object is to generate a relaxation effect. The therapy is more than useful and always will be considered to be so.
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Sports massage can aid the prevention of injury as well as speeding up recovery time by helping with mobilisation, the stretching of muscles to their full length and potential, and by stimulating your lymphatic system. Anyone can benefit from this treatment, you don’t have to be an athlete to have an injury! Most athletes today include sports massage in their lifestyle, if you are training or playing sports regularly, or are just an active person, why don’t you include massage? I can combine sports massage and deep-tissue massage to give you the best possible combination of treatments to enhance your sporting/aerobic performance. Lucas also offers a wide range of advice for stretching, strengthening exercises, diet, and many other aspects relating to training and good posture.
Sports massage is that specific area of massage therapy that has been developed to help improve sports performance. It is now an accepted and integral part of the considered scientific approach to sports training, preparation, recovery and injury management. Sports massage may also be known as performance massage, athletic massage or deep tissue massage. It would seem these days that most elite athletes at least have easy access to this therapeutic aid. Indeed many sports clubs and fitness centers now have on-site professional massage facilities. Of course, as a therapy, it can be just as useful to non-athletes. Borrowing the standard massage techniques of effleurage, petrissage and tapotement. It is also normally combined with passive mobilizations, stretching and often with many other more remedial techniques. There are certain differences between sports massage and general body massage. For one, sports massage has developed, over the years, to directly help athletes prepare and recover from their training and competitions. Therefore it has generally been performed on people who have good knowledge and awareness of their bodies. Athletic bodies in many disciplines, especially those that involve a great deal of strength training, tend to be fit, toned and hard. Which can have implications for the therapist when attempting to access and attend to deeper structures