Sport & Remedial Massage combines general massage techniques with advanced remedial techniques. Here is a little more information on our prefered techniques.
General Massage Techniques
A combination of techniques including:
Effleurage - stroking technique applied with various pressure.
Petrissage - kneading rhythmical squeezing technique.
Friction - deep, forceful movements used to break down scar tissue and adhesion between the muscle fibres.
Tapotement - rhythmical strokes used to stimulate and increase muscle tone.
Soft Tissue Release
STR is technique of assisted stretching of muscles fibres, tendon and fascia. It is manipulation of soft tissue through specific application of pressure, combined with mobilisation of the associated joint.
This is a hybrid technique that combines several techniques and can produce a quick and effective result in releasing local areas of soft tissue tension.
Muscle Energy Techniques
Muscle Energy Techniques can be used for any condition in which the goal is to cause relaxation and lengthening of the muscles and improve range of motion in joints.
Muscle energy techniques can be applied safely to almost any joint in the body.
Neuro Muscular Techniques
NMTs are manual therapy techniques designed to influence or correct neuromuscular dysfunction.
NMT is primarily employed to identify and release trigger points which are located within taut bands of muscle fibres that remain permanently contracted and frequently refer pain to other locations.
NMT involves the application of concentrated ischemic compression to deactivate these trigger points.
Positional Release Technique
It is gentle, painless technique used to relax hypertonic muscle by placing a distress area in its most comfortable, easy and pain free position.
Myofascial release is a manual therapy technique.
Myofascial release is useful for treating skeletal muscle immobility and pain by relaxing contracted muscles, improving blood and lymphatic circulation, and stimulating the stretch reflex in muscles.nd support your muscles.