Sports or deep tissue massage is ideal to treat injuries as well as a preventative treatment dealing with the health of muscle and connective tissue, range of movement, tone, symmetry, balance of muscle and quality of posture.
It is based on the various elements of Swedish massage and often incorporates a combination of other techniques involving stretching, compression, friction, toning, and trigger point response techniques. These techniques are applied at a much deeper level into the tissues in order to stimulate the muscular and nervous systems, increasing flexibility and range of movement.
As this type of treatment works at a deeper level it can sometimes be a little uncomfortable, however it shouldn’t be painful and your masseur will continually ask you if the treatment is too deep or perhaps not deep enough in order to ensure that you are getting the most from your appointment.
The therapist brings together this blend of techniques, knowledge and advice during treatment, to work effectively with the client to bring about optimum performance and to provide injury-free training and minimise post event injuries.
Cupping is an ancient form of Chinese Medicine in which local suction is created on the skin layer using glass cups, lifting blood into the superficial tissues of the skin.