DEEP TISSUE / SPORTS MASSAGE
The multidisciplinary nature of clinical sports therapy allows various approaches to assessment, injury treatment and management of musculoskeletal conditions.
The application of manual therapy techniques is based on the clinical interpretation of assessment information. The therapist’s role is to develop a treatment plan based on knowledge of injury mechanics and demands of the patient to restore range of motion, flexibility, strength, cardiovascular endurance and agility, and in turn will:
Deep Tissue Sports Massage/Sports Injury Massage
This is a deeper form of massage bringing about the release of chronic muscle tension and can induce dramatic improvements in pain levels, functionality and sporting ability. Sports Massage is beneficial as a preventative therapy and regular maintenance treatment is recommended to prevent injuries/tension recurring. It is suitable for pretty much everyone, from athletes and regular gym users to office workers, busy parents and carers, and people of all ages wanting to look after their body to maintain health and flexibility. Sports massage is a physical therapy designed around the patient’s needs using clinically based musculoskeletal and nervous system techniques to help relieve soft tissue pain, restore movement and prevent injury. In essence, it helps the body heal itself.
Deep Tissue massage is similar to sports massage and is designed to relieve severe tension in the muscle and the connective tissue or fascia. This type of massage focuses on the muscles located below the surface of the top muscles. Deep tissue massage is often recommended for individuals who experience consistent pain and are involved in heavy physical activity, such as athletes, and patients who have sustained physical injury. It is also not uncommon for the recipient of Deep Tissue Massage to have their pain replaced with a new muscle ache for a day or two. Deep tissue work varies greatly and what one individual might view as deep tissue, another may call light. When receiving deep tissue work it is important to communicate what you are feeling and discuss how your body is responding to treatment with your massage therapist.
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