She works to relieve muscle aches and tension. Sports massage involves a wide range of techniques, including effleurage, pettrosage, kneading, wringing and trigger pointing. It is used for general relaxation of the muscular-skeletal system and is directed towards any problem areas.
She is also highly trained to help treat sports injuries using a number of different techniques, from mobilization, acupuncture, sports taping and various soft tissue techniques. Sports therapy is an aspect of healthcare that is specifically concerned with preventing injury and restoring the patient back to full function, whether in sports or their everyday life.
Used for Treating Injuries, Supporting weak zones, Re-educating muscles, Enhancing Performance and Managing Scars.
Sports massage helps reduce the swelling caused by microtraumas; loosens tired, stiff muscles; helps maintain flexibility; promotes blood flow to the muscle to remove lactic acid and waste build-up; and reduces cramping.
A sports massage, also known as sports therapy, is an aspect of healthcare that is specifically concerned with the prevention of injury and the rehabilitation of the patient back to full function, whether that be in sports or their everyday life.
We do this by providing a range of manual therapies and rehabilitation programmes to suit everyone's needs!
Skilled passive movements of joints to increase range of motion. Joint mobilisations are beneficial where there is pain and tightness present, it helps by increasing circulation and tissue elasticity.
A bespoke programme, designed by our Sports Therapist.
Depending on the type of injury you have sustained, your programme will include a number of parts which may include strengthening exercises, mobilising, pain relief techniques and functional skills.
We use MLS® Class 4 laser therapy to reduce pain and inflammation in musculoskeletal disorders and injuries.
Patients can see improvements from the first treatment. In conditions where muscle spasm and contracture is present, laser therapy enables you to give manual treatments more easily.
Low level laser therapy involves using an infra-red spectrum which penetrates the skin and stimulates the cells within muscles, tendons or ligaments, all of which facilitates healing and normal cell function.
Muscle spasm and pain
Soft tissue and sports injuries such as muscle strains and ligament strains.
Repetitive stress injuries such as tendinitis, bursitis and carpal tunnel syndrome
Arthritic conditions such as osteoarthritis and rheumatoid
Wound Healing such as burns and ulcers
Regeneration of nerves e.g. the treatment of Bell's Palsy (paralysis of one side of the face).