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  • Massage 14 December 2018 | View comments

  • What actually is massage?

                            

    Massage is a natural therapy involved with soft tissue manipulation and has evolved over thousands of years. From ancient China to present-day Europe, it has been used for the promotion and restoration of health. Massage is a non-invasive, non-threatening and natural therapy.

                                 

    Remedial Massage

    The term "Remedial Massage" refers to a variety of techniques specifically designed to relax muscles by applying pressure to them against deeper muscles and bones, and rubbing in the same direction as the flow of blood returning to the heart. This also includes the use of deep tissue strokes, to help more chronic (long-standing) problems of the muscles, tendons and fascia.

    This type of massage helps you de-stress and relax whilst loosening muscle tissue and releasing toxins from the muscles themselves.

     

    Sport massage

    Sports massage is typically used before, during, and after athletic events. The purpose of the massage is to prepare the athlete for peak performance, to drain away fatigue, to relieve swelling, to reduce muscle tension, to promote flexibility and to prevent injuries.

    Vigorous pre-event massage helps reduce sports-related injuries by warming, stimulating and preparing muscles and joints for increased activity while more restful post-sport techniques relieve sore, overworked muscles. Note: this does not need to be pitch-side.

    Maintenance sports massage can be considered a more vigorous remedial massage.

    Like any other massage at Back In Action, the treatment will be tailored to the individual.

     

    Or just for relaxation

    People often seek massage for stress, tension, feelings of fatigue or general weariness. Massage is excellent at promoting relaxation when used in conjunction with exercise and other activities which promote physical and mental well-being.

     

    You can find out more here:

     

    www.physio-pedia.com/Massage

    www.sportsinjuryclinic.net/treatments-therapies/sports-massage

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    At Back In Action we also offer free consultations. This will take about 10-15 minutes where we can talk in general terms about your condition, and see if we can point you in the right direction for treatment. Whether that is with ourselves, someone else, or on your own at home. Call today to schedule your free no obligation consultation.

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