John Whelan, Sports and Remedial Therapist.
Phone: 07454 313739 to make an appointment or click here to send a message.
Remedial and sport therapists specialise in Remedial Massage for:
● Back & neck pain ● Shoulder and neck tension ● Tension headaches & migraines
● Improved body alignment ● Sciatica, hip & lower back pain ● Overuse injuries
● Injury recovery ● Improved flexibility & range of motion
Most remedial techniques owe some of their benefits to the mechanical effects specific to the massage strokes applied. These effects can include:
- Stretching of the muscle fibres and associated fascia
- ‘Pumping’, locally or more globally, of the circulation system
- Reducing local tissue congestion/swelling, thereby enhancing circulation
- Separating and ‘realigning’ muscle fibres
- ‘Breaking down’ scar tissue, adhesions, congestion within or between muscles/other soft tissue structures
- Stimulating synovial fluid release and circulation, and improving joint health & function.
- Promoting muscle relaxation/normal resting ‘tone’
- Restoring muscle balance
- Enhancing tissue flexibility/range of movement deficits
- Toning of wasted muscle
- Enhancing nerve conduction
- Improving blood circulation
- Decreasing pain
- Enhancing tissue healing
- Improving proprioception and motor control.
In turn, these various effects of remedial massage can result in the following benefits:
- Muscle balance restoration
- Psychological and physical relaxation
- Performance enhancement. Tissue tension, stiffness, and/or pain relief enhances normal functional joint movement
- Improved blood flow translates as increased tissue oxygenation and nutrition, removal of metabolic waste, promoting healing
- Improved muscle balance and nerve conduction enhance proprioception, motor control, and hence function and reduced risk of injury recurrence
The efficacy of Remedial Massage is nowadays well documented in a growing body of clinical research.