Massage therapy is a comprehensive intervention involving a range of techniques to manipulate the soft tissues and joints of the body. The purpose of massage therapy is to prevent, develop, maintain, rehabilitate or augment physical function or relieve pain. (Massage Therapy Act, 1991).
Deep tissue is a type of massage used to access deeper muscles and connective tissue to help decrease tension and scar tissue.
Most commonly used for chronic injuries that involve the neck, back and shoulders but can be used on any area of the body.
Sports massage usually focuses on a certain area of the body depending on the activity or sport involved. It can be done Pre or Post depending on the goals of the client. Pre event can help increase flexibility which will ultimately enhance their performance. Post can help in the recovery to help restore the tissues back to their normal state. Regular massage can help manage and maintain healthy muscles and prevent injury.
Relaxation usually consists of Swedish Massage which includes gentle, smooth continuous techniques.
The pressure used is usually based on the patient’s preference usually light pressure.
The main goal is to increase relaxation and decrease stress!