Remedial Massage utilises specialised techniques of manual therapy on the soft tissue in the body. The purpose of remedial massage is to produce therapeutic effects upon the nervous, muscular and circulatory systems of the body. Your therapist will tailor a massage based on your symptoms and movement patterns in order to best attain positive results with treatment.
Sports Massage/Myofascial Release
Sports massage follows the pathway of Remedial massage however the techniques used aim to release the deeper muscle fibres in the body. Occasionally referred to as deep tissue massage, treatment isn’t necessarily ‘relaxing’ as it is manifested for either injury rehabilitation, individuals with heavy training schedules or generally for those who prefer a firm massage.
Myofascial Release is a combination of stretching and soft-tissue manipulation. Coupling the two techniques is optimal to release the network of fasica (connective tissue) that links body parts to each other. Once the body has responded to the therapy, the release in tension allows for increased biomechanical function, flexibility and mobility of muscles, fascia and joints.
Are you pregnant and can’t lie on your stomach? At Back on Track we have invested in a ‘belly pillow’ to facilitate your needs. The belly pillow protects and supports your baby allowing for a comfortable solution in order to receive desired treatment. Great for relieving the aches and pain associated with pregnancy as your body undergoes changes.
When do you need a massage?
If you are experiencing any of the following then a massage can help:
- Stress, anxiety or tension
- Back, neck or shoulder pain
- Headaches or migraines
- Dizziness or vertigo
- Muscle pain or stiffness
- Pre- or post-natal (pregnancy) related discomfort
- Sporting or repetitive strain injuries
- Myofascial pain dysfunction
- Or just because you feel like one!