"When health is absent, wisdom cannot reveal itself, art cannot manifest, strength cannot fight, wealth becomes useless, and intelligence cannot be applied" - Herophilus
Sports and Remedial Massage :
This form of therapy is specified for the treatment of injury and soft tissue/mechanical imbalances. It gained attention through the athlete Paavo Nurmi in 1924. He won several gold medals at the Paris Olympics in one day. He sited this style of massage as one of the important components of his training.
Now it is commonplace for both local and Premiership Football Clubs such as West Ham F.C., or athletes at the Olympics to have Sports Massage as part of their warm up or recovery from events or training.
Having said this, anyone with a soft tissue injury or imbalance can benefit from a Sports Massage. It can benefit sports and non sports people alike with both acute and chronic injury, plus re occurring muscular and postural problems encountered through everyday living.
Sports Massage may:
Help you with faster recovery from trauma in workouts
Help increase your flexibility and range of motion in the joints.
Help reduce your injury healing time in comparison to one left to heal alone.
Reduce your muscle tension
Included in your treatment
»A full consultation including your medical history, assessment on your lifestyle and possible problem areas.
»A treatment tailored to your problem or condition which may include various massage techniques, passive or active stretches and observations of potential mechanical weaknesses or imbalances. Massage is conducted with the use of essential oils if necessary to aid your condition. The treatment may also use methods such as ultrasound or Kinesio Taping Method depending on the nature of the problem.
»Rehabilitation advice. This may include stretching or strengthening exercises for your short or longer term needs.
»Useful information on various ways to combat short term or re occurring problems. This may include selfmassage tips formaintenance, specific essential oils to benefit the condition or postural advice
»Access to resources for various conditions plus knowledge of other therapies that may suit to a more efficient recovery or care plan.