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Massage Therapy

Sports Optimum specialises in Remedial Massage, Sports Massage, and Deep Tissue Massage.

Massage is defined as the scientific and methodical movement of soft tissue, performed manually (by the hands, fingers, thumbs, knuckles, forearms, and elbows) for a therapeutic effect on the muscular, nervous, and immune systems and on whole body circulation.

Therapy is a series of methods performed to achieve or increase health or wellness.

Massage therapy is a genuine alternative to conventional drugs. It is a powerful method for health maintenance and relaxation, one that can be used correctively for a diverse range of musculoskeletal problems. Massage is a direct and effective therapy that facilitates blood and lymph return mobilising restricted muscle and connective tissue as well as stimulating vital energy and nerve endings to harmonise and balance the mind and body.

Massage therapy is an ancient healing art that has been around for thousands of years. Over the last couple of decades, massage has had a revival and will continue to grow as more and more people discover the amazing mental and physical benefits of massage therapy.

BENEFITS OF MASSAGE
  • Reduces heart rate, blood pressure (Slow Stroke Back Massage)
  • Reduces anxiety, tension, pain & depression
  • Reduces stress
  • Reduces edema
  • Boosts immune system
  • Improves blood & lymph circulation
  • Improves quality of sleep
  • Promotes muscle relaxation
  • Creates body awareness
  • Stimulates vital energy
  • Relieves local pain
  • Relieves muscle spasm
  • Decreases blood lactate
  • Rehabilitates and treats injuries
  • Increases joint flexibility
  • Speeds up healing
  • Reduces scar tissue
  • Reduces delayment of muscle soreness
TYPES OF MASSAGE

Remedial Massage

Corrective manual movement of specific soft tissues, using a combination of techniques for the treatment of musculo-skeletal problems.

Sports Massage

A deep tissue massage that may or may not be geared towards sports performance.

Myofascial Release

Myofascial Release is a form of soft tissue therapy that is used to treat fascial (a component of connective tissue) dysfunction which can be a major cause of pain syndromes in the body. You haven’t had a massage until you have experienced Myofascial Release!

Trigger Point Therapy

Trigger Point Therapy is used in massage therapy to help stop pain that may radiate from certain hyperirritable spots within muscle tissue from around the body. A highly trained specialist can help stop your pain with the knowledge of Trigger Point Therapy!

Vacuum Cupping

Vacuum Cupping is a form of soft tissue therapy that is used as an adjunct to restore muscle tissue and fascia! This technique dates back thousands of years and is very effective!

Who needs it?

Everyone can benefit from a massage. Perhaps you have developed an ache in your neck or back; maybe you’re mind needs to unwind after a long day at work, or you have a specific injury that needs attention. Massage is a powerful alternative therapy.

You can have a combination of massage techniques to suit your particular needs.

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Dr Mitchell - Olympic Park Sports Medicine

"She gives a history of 10 years of left shoulder pain on and off, for which she has had numerous treatments including chiropractic and physio, but the only thing that has made any major difference has been the work done by yourself."