Massage has been evolving for thousands of years and the use of touch to heal for therapy can be seen all through ancient history. Massage therapy is an effective treatment for reducing stress and anxiety, reducing tension in the body and help with reducing the chance of injury from overuse or repetitive movements.
At Faye Pattison Physiotherapy Ltd, we are a multidiscipline team and often include the simplest form of massage therapies into complex physiotherapy treatment plans to ensure muscular symptoms are targeted from every possible angle and remedied asap.
Massage therapies are a great tool for an after-care preventative approach to keep your ailment at bay and to ensure the pain does not re-occur.
Deep Tissue Massage
As it says on the tin, this form of massage works deep into your tissues (muscles, fascial system, and connective tissue) to break down any unwanted collagenous bonds formed in the healing process, realign fibres and soothe pain. The pressure on tissues helps to break down ‘knots’ as we know them, help sore areas reduce in pain, increase the quality of your tissues which helps to increase signalling throughout the network of nerves, fascia and muscles to help with alleviating pain, increasing joint range of movement, help increase posture, and it also feels great!
A deep tissue massage can benefit anyone. Patients often come for a deep tissue massage to alleviate head and neck pain from sitting at a desk for long hours as the way of the world is these days! Patients also benefit from a deep tissue massage to relieve stress, combat overuse injuries, remove any tension from the body, increase flexibility, de-stress and keep injuries at bay.
Massage to remedy. Anyone looking to relieve tension in the body, especially the neck and back area (which is where most people complain of pain when holding onto stress and anxiety) will benefit from a remedial massage. It is similar to a deep tissue massage but the techniques can be slightly lighter at times or a combination to ease the stress or whatever problem out of the body. As a result, this can be very soothing, relaxing and at times, reactions to the treatment can be very profound to the point where patients can let go of something deep down which was holding them back for years.
There is lots of stigma around the use of the word ‘sports massage’ and we question how ‘one’ can massage a sport! Wikipedia has no definition which is no surprise as it’s just a name that has little meaning. You cannot massage a sport but you can massage an individual who plays sports. A ‘sports massage’ is great for anyone looking for a good, deep tissue massage, someone who trains regularly, anyone who does repetitive activities in their day to day life, athletes who want to recover from and or prepare for a sporting event and the list goes on.
We receive lots of enquiries from individuals who have picked up an injury or are feeling a bit stiff or have a niggle during training. We work with individuals (not necessarily athletes) who are looking for preventative treatment whether they be gardening regularly or running the marathon to competitive athletes to help prepare their muscles for the required activity or sporting event and then to help with the recovery phase of training too.
Our sports massage therapy is tailored to any individual and our experienced ISRM therapists can help whatever your needs. Whether it be work, hobby or sport related, our therapists are familiar with working with a wide range of injuries and individuals from all walks of life.