Sports Massage, also known as Remedial Massage, is for anyone who has a physical injury or condition that affects the way in which they move or stand, or impinges on the way that they go about their daily life. This can be caused playing a sport, or as a result of an accident, work-related injuries, to providing relief from symptoms of physical and degenerative conditions. Sports Massage is not just for people who play sports. Appointments can be booked for 60mins.
A Sports/Remedial Massage session usually includes more than just deeper massage techniques, hence the distinction - it may include tests to assess the quality and range of your movement and muscle function, some form of movement or postural analysis and some orthopaedic testing if required. Treatment usually involves having you lie in a variety of positions, and may combine deep tissue bodywork with very effective advanced non-oil based massage techniques, including:
- Muscle Energy techniques - to increase the flexibility and point of stretch of your muscles - basically enables muscles to move further than they could originally.
- Neuro Muscular techniques - to break down scar-tissue (due to damage), adhesions (knots) and Trigger Points within muscles that can be very tender to touch, and/or cause pain on movement of the muscle, and sometimes referred pain.
- Soft Tissue Release - to further stretch muscles that cannot be stretched effectively through normal massage, and reset muscle tone.
- Myofascial Release - to release restrictions in fascia, which can limit movement and flexibility, cause pain and compress on nerves, so that the muscular and skeletal systems may re-align.
Sports/Remedial Massage is provided by:
Daniela on Mondays 2-9pm, Wednesdays 10am-12.30pm, Saturdays 10am-4pm and Sundays 2-6pm
Yvonne on Mondays 3-7pm and Tuesdays 10am-3pm
Andrew on Thursdays 7-9pm and Saturdays 2-6pm
Remedial Massage is provided by:
Marie on Mondays 6-9pm, Thursdays 9.30-2pm
Seamus on Thursdays 2-9pm