Massage, both therapeutic & sports, is a manual treatment technique that can be used on its own or in conjunction with other physiotherapy modalities. Your physiotherapist will be able to specifically target your problem areas in the massage, relieving tension, pain & muscle stiffness.
Sports massage generally involves a deeper massage or deep tissue massage aimed specifically at certain areas.
You may be asked to undress the area being treated
Hands on treatment aimed at releasing myofascial tension
Sustained pressure over problematic trigger points
Varying degrees of pressure application with treatment depending on pain, tolerance & preference
Improved muscle recruitment & activity
Reduced pain & trigger points
Normalised movement patterns
Improved sports technique