Whether you are a veteran athlete or a newbie on the block, you will have heard your fair share of opinions on the role of massage, ice baths and other recovery tricks of the trade. But how far do you go to optimise your recovery and is there any value to working as hard at rest as you do in performance.
Physiologically, all methods are thought to assist muscle repair and the promotion of nutrient delivery to ... Read more →
What’s the difference between massage and Physiotherapy?
Physiotherapy treats pain, impairments and disability by using a wide number of treatment techniques. The treatment is precise and tailored to you based on an in-depth assessment. Massage is a generic term for hands on techniques employed to relieve muscle tension and improve wellbeing.
Which do I need?
As a rule, if you have pain then you need to know what’s causing it, which means you need a Physiotherapist. The reason for this ... Read more →
Do you often feel stressed or anxious? Perhaps you’re experiencing sleeping problems, or are suffering from digestive issues or aches and pains? Reflexology may be able to help you.
Reflexology is an unobtrusive, simple treatment that targets specific points on the body to reduce tension and stress correspond with different areas of the body. Reflexology is a therapy which can be received by anyone at any age, from newborn babies to those receiving end of life care, and ... Read more →
It sounds like a treat for a special occasion or spa break, but actually Indian Head Massage has many health benefits both physically and emotionally.
The aim of Indian head massage is to release tension in the muscles and joints of the head, face, neck and shoulders. Indian head massage can also help with relieving fatigue, insomnia, headaches, and sinusitis. The experience is deeply calming and relaxing, leaving a feeling of increased energy, concentration and revitalisation.
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What is Clinical Massage?
Clinical Massage is a method of massage therapy that combines and applies a range of techniques to achieve a specific outcome, whether that be a reduction in pain, increased range of movement, improved posture or relaxation. This type of massage is tailored to you.
How does clinical massage differ from sports massage?
Many of the techniques used in clinical massage are the same as those used in sports massage, but they are applied to a less ... Read more →
Are you running a Marathon this year? Don’t forget to include a weekly session of sports massage as it moves closer to the big day…
Sports massage is a form of deep tissue massage, designed to help prevent injuries and improve performance. It is particularly useful for those undertaking intensive training for endurance events. Intensive training causes muscular tension which causes a loss of elasticity and flexibility. Frequent massage will help stretch out muscles and ensure optimal blood ... Read more →
The Achilles tendon is the strong fibrous band of connective tissue that rises from the heel bone and attaches into the calf muscles. It is the thickest tendon in the body and due to its high weight-bearing nature is prone to injury. Overuse of the calf muscles can lead to overloading of the Achilles tendon, leading to inflammation and degeneration causing pain, known as a tendinopathy. If you suffer from Achilles tendinopathy (previously known as tendonitis), the ... Read more →
Today the benefits of massage are varied and extensive. It is an accepted part of many physiotherapy treatment sessions and rehabilitation programs and has proven beneficial for many chronic conditions.
Massage has shown to improve blood flow, reduce feelings of depression and anxiety, and reduce swelling, spasms and cramping. Within the physiotherapy environment it has also been proven to relax overused muscles, providing greater joint flexibility and range of movement. Some of the evidence in the literature ... Read more →