What is Remedial Massage?
Remedial Massage is a relaxation massage, which improves circulation and range of movement, and relieves muscular tension.
- stretches and loosens muscles
- improves blood flow
- improves movement of lymph and oxygen throughout the body
- helps to restore function to injured “soft tissues” (muscles, tendons and ligaments)
- removes metabolic waste resulting from exercise and inactivity
Remedial Massage aids your recovery from injuries and may be used as an adjunct to physiotherapy.
Questions and answers about sports massage
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What is Sports Massage?
It is a deep tissue massage that loosens tight muscles and breaks down adhesions in muscle fibres. It can be part of your training in connection with a warm up or a cool down. It helps to:
- prevent injuries
- maintain the function of muscles
- helps your recovery from intense training
Does massage hurt?
No form of massage should hurt anyone. Tender areas of tension or injury sometimes needs to be handled with some degree of pressure which enables the deep tissue work to break up adhesions in the muscle or scar tissue. Communication between therapist and client is essential.
Treatment can be focused on specific areas:
- Neck and shoulder massage
- Back massage
- Leg massage
- Arm and hand massage
- Full body massage
If you want a specific muscle or area worked on, please discuss with your therapist.
Can I bring someone to the session with me?
Yes, you are very welcome to bring somebody along. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who must remain throughout the treatment.
Do I need to get undressed?
It depends on the area being treated.
There is no need to take off all your clothes for a foot and ankle massage; just wear loose trousers which you can pull up over your knees.
To get the full benefits out of a full body massage it is recommended to take off your shirt, trousers and socks. You can wear underwear, bra, swimming trunks or swimming costume, whatever you feel most comfortable in, however you do not need to expose yourself in any way which makes you feel uncomfortable.