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Sports Massage

Sports massage can be used at various stages of training. The techniques are changed according to the effects required.

Foundation/conditioning phase –massage is used to promote recovery after intensive training.

Pre competition phase –as well as assisting in the mental preparation of the athlete, the techniques of sports massage allow the body’s systems to work with greater efficiency.

Competition phase – Massage assists in maintaining peak level of performance and reduces the risk of injury.

Recovery phase – Various techniques are used to assist the functions of the circulatory and lymphatic systems. This allows for the reduction of stress in the musculoskeletal system, allowing the body to recover faster, promoting a more efficient return to training.

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Remedial Massage

Massage is one of the oldest forms of physical medicine known to man. There are many techniques which can be used to various effects. It can give physical relief from pain and stress, assist in cleansing and stretching the body, help correct and align the musculoskeletal system and assist in the breakdown of fibrous material.

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Swedish Massage

Swedish massage is used to relieve muscle tension and relax the body and mind. Gentle techniques are used to promote good circulation and lymphatic return. This is done by rubbing the muscles with long gliding strokes in the direction of the blood returning to the heart. It is very good for increasing the level of oxygen in the area and removing toxins from the surrounding muscle tissues.

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Deep Friction Massage

A specific type of massage which increases the circulation to the area of treatment, at the same time as dispersing the metabolites which cause pain. It also helps to reduce adhesions and stimulate the correct alignment of scar tissue.

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Manipulation

A  manual technique which can be performed on most joints. It is a small, fast movement performed at the end of a range. It is used to increase mobility and decrease pain, and to improve alignment and function.