Regular massage stimulates and tones muscles while easing tension to relax tired aching muscles. Massage consists of specific and specialized manual techniques including: stroking, kneading and compressing.

In my own practice I have found that there is a need for a level of therapy than can effectively treat and prevent minor musculoskeletal problems and safely refer potentially serious conditions to a medical practitioner.

Massage is a natural therapy, which has been in use since the origins of mankind.  It has remained the principal method of treating most musculoskeletal problems for many thousands of years.  Massage has many benefits, both physical and psychological and it works on many levels combining various benefits to suit the individual making it a versatile and effective treatment method.

The stroking techniques of massage have a pumping effect, which stimulates the circulation of blood and so increases both the supply and removal of substances on a cellular level.  The manual techniques of massage:

  1.     Improve circulation

  2.     Enhance muscular relaxation

  3.     Improve joint range of movement

  4.     Increases endorphins

  5.     Enhance immune functions

As massage stimulates the circulation, it promotes the healing process and, will always have some therapeutic benefit. The good psychological effects often achieved through massage can also have a positive effect on recovery and can sometimes lead to quite remarkable results.

I combine remedial massage with sports massage to treat minor injury that is not just for sports people.  It helps many people who have never played sports.  Sports massage is a proven method of relieving pain that may seriously affect a person’s occupation, sport or quality of life.

If an injury is not treated properly at an early stage it can sometimes lead to a more serious condition long-term.  Massage can treat the majority of such minor problems quickly and effectively.

Injury prevention is another area where the importance of massage comes into its own as it is the only actual treatment that can be applied specifically to help prevent injury.  This is not only true in a sports context, but also in terms of posture and other forms of stress.

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