Deep tissue treatments at The Sport & Performing Arts Injury Clinic are comprehensive, concentrating on the joints as well as soft tissues of the body.
Sports Massage is simply deep tissue manipulation of muscles and other soft tissues particularly aimed at sports people but can be suitable for anybody.
Whatever term you wish to apply; sports massage, deep tissue massage, remedial massage, the techniques remain the same, although the aims and outcomes of the treatment may differ.
Sports massage applied correctly, should not be painful and must certainly not leave the patient bruised. However, the treatment is designed to affect the deeper tissues of the body.
Deep tissue treatments can be used as part of an injury rehabilitation process but they are also great as a general overhaul. Various techniques, including myofascial release and joint mobilisations ensure a comprehensive approach to treatment.
- Circulation to the muscles, tendons and fascia are improved which also aids lymphatic flow.
- Muscle tension is eased, helping joints to decompress, improving movement range and reducing the load on articular cartilage.
- Any scar tissue from injuries, sprains and strains can be re-modeled to allow greater flexibility and reduce the risk of re-injury.
- Nerve endings can be calmed in cases of irritation from injury and medical conditions or they can be stimulated if they have been damaged by injury or surgery.
Anybody can benefit from manual deep tissue treatments, whether you are a sports person, dancer, manual worker or have to sit at a computer desk all day.