Remedial & Sports

Remedial & Sports Massage

One of the oldest recorded forms of massage dating from early martial arts in the far east to the ancient Greek and Roman games. Homer writes in the poem The Odyssey of Greek soldiers being rubbed with oils to aid their recovery and regain strength on return from battle.

Remedial & Sports Massage Therapy has developed over the years to deal with the specific conditions that the human body experiences. It is a safe and effective treatment which benefits everyone — people of all ages and conditions.

Remedial and Sports massage is ideal for the relief and prevention of musculo-skeletal injuries or conditions, whether through sport, occupation, postural problems, or a specific trauma. It is also one of the most effective forms of injury prevention.

Treatment is beneficial for sports people of al levels, those in physically demanding jobs, and those suffering from occupational, emotional or postural stress that have similar characteristics to sports injuries.

How does Remedial & Sports Massage work?

It works deep in the muscles, realigning the muscle fibres and connective tissue, stimulating healing and helping to increase vascularisation, which in turn facilitates the body’s natural process of flushing away toxins and last but not least offers a profound level of relaxation, both physical and mental.

Treatment is ideal for those whose lifestyles are demanding and tiring, by providing an opportunity to be unwound, have aches and pains eased out and achieve a deep sense of overall calm and balance.

A typical treatment may include massage, mobilisations, tractions, rehabilitation exercises/stretches, postural assessment and a mixture of the techniques utilised for therapeutic effect.

Regular sessions will increase joint mobility and flexibility, and reduce the risk of injury.

Remedial & Sports massage can work to support you in many ways, including recovery from injury, preparation and recovery from activity, injury prevention and maintaining your general well-being.

 

 

What conditions can it help with?

Remedial & Sports massage can be used to treat a range of conditions. If any of the following relate to you Remedial & Sports massage can help:

Health

Muscular pains?
Aching, stiff joints?
An injury that’s not getting better
Stressed
A medical condition that would benefit from sports massage

Work

Do you finish the day with pain in your back, neck or wrists?
Do you have a physically demanding job?
Off work through back pain or repetitive strain injury?

Does work make you mentally stressed and physically tense?

Aching from cooking, cleaning, gardening, looking after family members or decorating?

Sports

Involved in competitive sport?
Training hard?
Sore muscles during or after exercise?
Is an injury preventing you from exercising? Recently taken up or returned to physical activity?

What can I expect from a session?

The initial appointment will include a detailed consultation, postural assessment
and treatment plan. The first session will of course also include a treatment, using a range of soft-tissue/deep-tissue massage techniques, muscle stretching and aftercare advice.

As part of this assessment you may be asked to do some simple stretches or exercises to help to identify possible causes of your condition.

Together we will identify problem areas in the soft tissues (muscles, joints, ligaments and tendons) and a customised treatment plan will be agreed with the aim of maximising function and restoring the body to a pain free balanced state.

What should I wear?

Clients may wear shorts/vest/bra for the initial assessment. Depending on the treatment agreed the client may then need to undress fully, but will always be covered with a drape and only the area being treated exposed. I will leave the room to ensure privacy when undressing.

Does it hurt?

The simple answer is, no it doesn’t!

The primary functions of massage is to relax your muscles, release tension and help the body heal.

How much does it cost?

Remedial & Sports massage with Sally Page costs:

£55 for 60 minutes
£80 for 90 minutes
£105 for 120 minutes

 

The number of session depending on the treatment plan which will be developed in consultation with the client.

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Meet the Practitioners

Contact the Alma Vale Centre here
to find out more about Remedial & Sports Massage

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