Remedial massage

If you have tight or painful muscles, restricting your freedom of movement, you’re not going to function at your best. Massage can help change this.

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I trained at the Oxford School of Sports Massage. I would attend lectures over-looking the famous Iffley Road Athletics track where Roger Bannister broke the 4 minute mile in 1954. Dreams are made of this!

 

Massage can benefit all age groups, but can play a key role in the concept of ‘aging well’. As we age, we can adopt postural tendencies that put strain on joints and are more likely to have picked up the odd muscle injury along the way that still causes pain and discomfort.

 

If you have tight or painful muscles, restricting your freedom of movement, you’re not going to function at your best. Massage can help change this.

 

Massage increases circulation of blood and lymph fluids in the body, helping to boost immune function. Stress levels can be positively affected and skin tone and appearance can improve.

 

When someone comes to see me for massage, it’s important that I start with a postural assessment. It begins with a visual assessment of how you stand. I might then assess your range of movement at various joints in the body. This will allow me to build up a picture of where you hold any tightness and which muscles might need gently strengthening to ease any discomfort you may be holding on to.

 

For example, if you have tight, painful, lower back muscles and weak stomach muscles, massage can make a significant difference to how you move and feel. But, if you do not strengthen your stomach muscles, your back is more prone to suffering pain and injury in the future.

Sports massage

Sports Massage offers more than just soft tissue injury rehabilitation. Typically, it reduces the recovery time after exercise and competition. As well as potentially increasing the quality and quantity of training. It helps reduce tension in the muscles, which helps the sports person remain injury free and achieve their optimum performance.

Remedial massage

Remedial Massage is a soft tissue therapy which effectively addresses the muscular aches and pains that can happen in everyday life.  Whether this develops through poor posture, repetitive incorrect movements at work or through muscle tightness and injury, a range of hands on techniques can be used to resolve these issues.  Appropriate remedial exercise advice may also be given to aid recovery.

Self-massage

I also encourage people to use easy self-massage techniques to help keep their muscles in good condition. This is time efficient and can be achieved using massage balls and foam rollers, all affordable and available in shops and on-line. And, of course, I can show you how to get the most from self-massage!

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