Sports Massage helps to alleviate the stress and tension which builds up in the body’s soft tissues during physical activity, either due to overexertion and/or overuse. Sports massage can break the tension down quickly and effectively.
This treatment is not just for the sports person, anyone can benefit from Sports Massage, including people in physically demanding jobs and those not quite so obvious -(occupational, emotional and postural stress may produce many similar characteristics to sports injuries).
Sports Massage tends to be deeper and more intense than other massage and incorporates a combination of other techniques involving stretching, compression, friction, toning, and trigger point techniques.
How can sports massage benefit you?
• Increases range of movement and flexibility
• Increases blood circulation, helping tissue repair and removing waste products
• Eases muscular aches and pains
• Speeds up recovery time post injury, and reduces the risk of re-injury.
Sports Therapy is concerned with injury prevention, injury assessment and the rehabilitation of patients back to full functional fitness in a safe, effective and efficient manner.
When treating injuries, the main focus is to get them back to normal function, in as little time as possible. The main stages of approach include a detailed history of your injury and the effects it is having on your daily life. This will be followed by appropriate orthopedic and neurological testing. Following a diagnosis being formed and discussed with you, a treatment and rehabilitation plan will be made for you.
The injury will be re-assessed at every appointment to ensure your recovery is progressing optimally with the correct suited treatment.
Sports therapy is a combination of deep and soft tissue massage, stretching, mobilisation and electrotherapy, to improve the range of joint movement and general joint function. The session will also include home advice including stretches and exercises, and advice on methods of pain relief, as well as taking steps within the stages of rehabilitation, to regain full function.
Swedish massage is a combination of techniques including gentle stretching and mobilising of skeletal muscle, joints and soft tissue. Techniques applied gradually aim to increase flexibility and mobility, as well as circulation to and from the tissues.
This improves the elimination of toxins and waste products, leaving the muscles feeling refreshed, revitalised and deeply relaxed. This massage can be tailored to what you need from the treatment, whether it be relaxing or energising, in order to improve your overall well-being.
Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) uses a range of specialised and gentle, very light rhythmic pumping techniques, to move the excess fluid from an area with an abnormal build-up of a fluid, called lymph, in the body tissues.
This stimulates the lymphatic vessels and helps move excess fluid away from the swollen area, so that it can drain away normally. This helps to reduce the pain, aids relaxation, and positively affects the immune system.
What our patients say
“Tracey gave me a fantastic massage at the Carlton Clinic using a variety of techniques after feeling what my body needed. She released so many knots freeing up my back and shoulders and made feel amazing. The massage was firm yet gentle. I felt the knots releasing without the pain you often get from deep massage and it was more effective than that. I would recommend Tracey 100% and I will be using her in future.”