Massage Therapy in Chelmsford
Massages are an effective treatment for reducing stress, pain and muscle tension. Massages have 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 helping to reduce the chance of injury from overuse or repetitive movements. There are several different types of massages in Chelmsford available at Faye Pattison Physiotherapy, including deep tissue massages, remedial massages and sports massages.
Our treatments are tailor made to your specific aches and pains, so we use our various massage therapy techniques to help improve the body. 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.
Deep Tissue Massage
A deep tissue massage helps to soothe stiff, tight and aching muscles, instantly releasing pain and tension. The deeper pressure applied in a deep tissue massage is similar to a Swedish massage, with the deeper strokes helping to release chronic muscle tension. 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.
Some people may experience slight discomfort and pain during a deep tissue massage because a slower and deeper movement is used to concentrate on areas of tension and pain. It’s important to let your massage therapist know if it hurts or if you experience anything out of your comfort zone. You may experience some stiffness the day after a deep tissue massage, but it will subside within a day or so.
Remedial massages aim to balance the length, tone and tension of muscles and tendons, helping to restore the correct position of bones, increase blood flow and helps to heal any existing injuries. Common problems it can also help to improve are headaches, abdominal pain, lower back pain and sciatic pain.
If you are looking for a massage 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) you 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 of both can be used to ease the stress or pain 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.
A sports massage works deep into the muscles, helping to realign the muscle fibres and connective tissue, flushing away the toxins in the body. Having a regular sports massage will help to increase joint mobility and flexibility, and help to reduce the risk of causing injury during exercise.
A sports massage is great for anyone looking for a good, deep tissue massage that works deep into the muscles. If you train regularly, carry out repetitive activities in your day to day life, want to recover from an injury or prepare for a sporting event, a sports massage is the best style of massage to book!
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 treatments, whether that be gardening regularly or running the marathon to competitive athletes and office workers. Help prepare your muscles for the required activity or sporting event with a specialist sports massage, which also helps with the recovery phase of training too.
Our sports massage therapy is individually tailored and our experienced ISRM therapists can help with your needs. Whether it be work, hobby or sport related aches and pains, our massage Chelmsford therapists are familiar with working with a wide range of injuries and individuals from all walks of life.
The benefits of massage therapy:
- Alleviate pain
- Increase Blood flow
- Increase Blood flow
- Increase Range of movement
- Increase recovery rate / time
- Improve tissue function
- Decrease stress levels
- Decrease tissue Fatigue
- Decrease tissue tension
- Helps you to relax
- Helps promote circulation
- Maintain tissue composition
- Promote tissue regeneration (helps reduce scar and stretch marks)
- Reduce muscle cramp
- Reduce depression and anxiety
- Reduce post surgery swelling
- Release endorphins which help decrease pain
How soon after receiving treatment will I see results?
Dependent on the ailment being treated within the massage therapy session, results will vary with each individual when you are treated at Faye Pattison Physiotherapy. However, its not uncommon that after 3-4 successful treatments, you will begin to notice:
- Decreased pain
- Increased mobility
- Overall, improvement in function
Many factors come into play when working out how long after the treatment you will begin to see improvements, some of these include:
- The severity of the injury
- Your general health & wellbeing prior to seeking professional support
- Your adherence to the self-care program your appointed therapist will have given to you./li>
How long should I wait to exercise after a massage?
After a massage treatment, its important to let your muscles recover. Taking part in strenuous activities immediately after a massage could increase the risk of injury. Our recommended timeframe is to not exercise or partake in vigorous activity 24 hours after treatment.
When can I make an appointment?
If youve decided on your treatment and would like to make an appointment, feel free to head over to our appointments page or give our friendly team a call on 01245 901170 to discuss your requirements.