Here at Remarkable Physios we offer a variety of massage techniques to customise your treatments around your individual goals and health needs. Your therapist will discuss these with you before each treatment commences.
Our massage therapist works closely with our five senior physiotherapists to help achieve patient goals more efficiently. We do this by offering an exclusive treatment option, where you can combine a physiotherapy session with a massage treatment to maximise results and recovery.
Benefits of regular massage
There are many benefits of having massage therapy on a regular basis. Some of these benefits include –
- Relieving muscle pain and tension
- Increasing blood flow throughout the body
- Improving posture
- Preventing injuries from happening or reoccurring
- Aiding with the rehab stage of any current injuries
- Improving flexibility and mobility throughout the body
- Reducing stress and anxiety
- Improving general wellbeing and mood
Remedial massage uses aspects of different massage techniques (including soft tissue, deep tissue, trigger point and myofascial release therapies) to achieve a desired normalisation of soft tissue. This could be in a specific area following an injury or just in general throughout the body. Remedial massage creates a balance between the muscular, nervous and skeletal systems and has both physiological and psychological benefits on the body – as listed above.
Sports massage is an essential tool for recovery in any exercise training schedule. It allows an individual to train more efficiently and recover faster, resulting in less ‘downtime’ from exercise or sport. Sports massage boosts many clinically proven benefits which combat the stress of training on the body. These benefits include keeping connective tissue supple and elastic, relieving muscle soreness (DOMS), increasing localised blood flow to the working muscles and reducing the inflammatory response after a workout. It is highly recommended sports massage be tailored into all fitness programmes to deliver a crucial part of recovery in the form of active relaxation.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue massage aims to help soften toughened muscle fibres to improve function and movement in a normal and pain free range. It can also enable a therapist to release tension patterns found throughout the body. Not all deep tissue massage has to be painful to the extreme – your therapist will use just enough pressure to get into the deeper layers of tissue, which should be well within your comfort zone. However, it is common to sometimes feel worse before feeling better so your therapist can give you some tips and advice for recovery post treatment.
Trigger Point Release Therapy
A trigger point refers to a hyperirritable nodule of tight and contracted fibres within a muscle. Trigger point release desensitizes these points by compressing and ‘sitting into’ the point to relieve the associated myofascial pain. This manual pressure can often be tender at first but soon decreases with time. It may also cause referred pain and sensations to other parts of the body.
Myofascial Release Therapy
The body has a web of fascia that stretches from head to toe and wraps around muscles, groups of muscles, blood vessels, nerves and organs. There are 3 main layers of fascia found within the body – superficial, deep and subserous/visceral. Myofascial release therapy is a safe and highly effective form of hands-on manipulation that releases restrictions within the fascia, creating space to restore movement and glide-ability through the body. This technique doesn’t use any oils or lotions and the therapist will just ‘allow’ the work to happen instead of forcing any movements.