Sports Remedial Massage

By: Miss Gentle Massage  13-Jul-2015
Keywords: Back Pain, Massage Therapy, Remedial Massage

Sports Massage A Sports massage is ideal to treat injuries and as well as a preventative treatment dealing with the health of muscle and connective tissue, range of movement, tone, symmetry, balance of muscle and quality of posture. Maintenance - this uses different techniques to aid an athlete throughout their training. myofacial release, neuromuscular therapy, PNF/MET stretching all help keep an athlete in top shape. some techniques are used to aid during certain injuries as well. Pre-Event - quick, energetic techniques are used to enhance an athletes warm-up. This will increase circulation, stimulate the muscles and increase flexibility and range of motion. This reduces muscle pain and soreness and preps the athlete for their performance. Post-event - a more calming technique is used to aid muscles in returning to their natural state. this can also bring the athlete down from the adrenaline of performing. circulation is increased to aid in elimination of toxins to prevent muscle soreness, fatigue and spasms. Remedial Massage Remedial massage is a varied therapy and combines a number of different techniques such as massage, trigger points, and myofascial release techniques to work on damaged or sore muscles, soft tissue or joints. Some of the benefits of remedial massage include: •Improved muscle function through lengthening contracted soft tissue. •improve blood supply to and from the muscles. •Soften scar tissue. •Calming of the peripheral nervous system which can lead to reduce in pain level along with easing of tension and muscle stiffness. Dry Needling Dry needling has been proven to be a very effective way of relaxing spasmed muscles, reducing inflammation and relieving pain. Dry Needling is where the needles are placed in muscle “trigger points”. A Trigger point is an irritable, overactive point in skeletal muscle or fascia that can be felt as a nodule or band in the muscle. Inserting a needle into the trigger point creates what is known as a twitch response — a feeling similar to a cramp — which means that the muscle is having a healing response to the stimulus and the chemical imbalance that created the trigger point in the muscle is being rectified. This then leads to a decrease in tension, enabling the muscle’s normal functions to be resumed.

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