PRO Massage specializes in sports remedial massages.
What is remedial massage? Remedial massage is a complementary therapy that aims to treat muscles that are damaged, knotted, tense or immobile. It is useful for a number of problems that affect the muscles, tendons and bones and can address a number of other health problems.
Sports massage is a set of specialized massage techniques for the treatment of muscle, tendon and ligament problems. Anyone, not just athletes, can benefit from sports & remedial massage if they have aches and pains caused by either over use or incorrect use of muscles. The combination of remedial and deep tissue massage, muscle energy techniques and neuromuscular techniques during treatment, combined with advice on remedial exercises will be used to personalize a rehabilitation programmed to meet specific needs of the patient. Sports massage can be used at anytime.
The purpose of the massage is to identify and treat the source of a problem, not only the accompanying pain. There re a number of key areas that sports and remedial massage can benefit:
The physical benefits Through regular monitoring of the condition of muscle and other soft tissues can help prevent injury. Sports massage helps to breakdown fibrous tissue, scar tissue and adhesions in overworked tissue that cause stiffness and pain during training and recovery, not to mention inflexible tissues that are prone to injury. The restoration helps the elasticity of the muscles, ligaments and tendons around the joints, therefore improving joint mobility, returning you to a normal range of movement quicker and top sports performance state.
The physiological benefits During sports massage body fluid such as blood and lymph is actively pumped through the vessels. Facilitation promoted in the circulation encourages the supply of nutrients needed for recovery and building of new muscle tissue whilst removing toxins produced during times of intense training, competition or postural fatigue from long periods of sitting. At times of increased stress (physical and mental) the immune system is suppressed reducing your ability to fight common illnesses and thereby decreasing your overall health. Again, the improved circulation can help cell regeneration; hormone release and lymphatic system response and so aid the immune response.
The psychological benefits Sports massage can help to reduce anxiety, stress and tension helping to support overall wellbeing. Mechanoreceptors that sense touch, pressure, tissue length and warmth are stimulated causing a reflex relaxation. Sport massage has also been shown to release hormones responsible for relaxation and euphoria. These benefits are by no means extensive but do highlight the significance of sports and remedial massage for a number of factors common in everyone. By decreasing the chance of reoccurring niggles and chronic problems and providing the flow of fresh blood enriched in oxygen and nutrients, and removing harmful metabolic waste, in addition to helping mental state sports and remedial massage can increase quality of life.
Plus, while often mistaken for deep tissue massage, remedial massage is intended as a more targeted treatment for pain and injury. Therapists that employ remedial massage are required to study for longer than many of their colleagues and must thoroughly understand the way the body works and the tissues that they are treating.
While deep tissue massage is a whole-body treatment, remedial massage focuses on parts of the body that requires rehabilitation. Remedial massage first starts with a review of the muscles, ligaments, tendons and posture. Once the therapist understands the issues causing the injury or pain they will then perform a targeted massage of the area. While deep tissue massage requires firm pressure, the pressure used during the remedial massage will vary depending on what is best for treating the specific issue.
Finally, remedial massage is done with a goal in mind, like treating a knee, shoulder or back injury. This means that it will often be done over a series of sessions, where the therapist is constantly assessing the state of the patient and noting any improvements or deterioration. This allows them to adjust their treatment and give their patient the best possible chance of recovery.
Which is better remedial or deep tissue massage?
- Not Drinking Enough Water. After massage therapy, decreasing your water intake after the massage therapy is not ideal. .
- Take A Shower Immediately. .
- Taking Hot Shower. .
- Eating A Large Meal. .
- Drinking Coffee. .
- Drinking Alcohol. .
- Doing Strenuous Exercise or Activities. .
- Stressing Yourself Out.
Water helps purify your kidneys, and these organs help process key nutrients and toxins! The water flushes the free radicals released during a massage out and oxygenates your cells to help produce more of the good stuff.
Remedial massage works really well to help decrease pain with acute injuries, and alleviate pain in those with chronic conditions. Having a maintenance massage every week, bi-monthly or monthly can be extremely beneficial in managing your pain.
Is Chinese healing massage the same as remedial massage?
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