Sports and Remedial Massage Surrey

Some say that life is a sport. No matter if you are a professional athlete or someone who’s always on the go, sports and remedial massage can be beneficial for you.
Massage is a traditional form of treatment that has stood the test of time to prove beneficial for the body and mind. It focuses on treating our bodies’ soft tissues to help our bodies speed up recovery, relieve pain, reduce tension in the muscle, which will enable you to improve general posture and movement.
There is a whole array of techniques that are implemented according to the requirements of the patient. We will discuss one type of massage technique in brief.

What is sports and remedial massage?

Sports and remedial massage has long been recognised as beneficial and efficient massage therapy by many doctors, consultants, and other health professionals. It is not only beneficial for people actively involved in sports, but also for the rest of the population. 

It has evolved extensively to equip healthcare experts with skills to evaluate and treat the issues linked with the musculoskeletal system. 

This type of massage identifies problems in soft tissues including muscles, fascia, tendons and ligaments. It provides you with a customised treatment that aims to restore the functionality and balance of your body. 

Sports massage and remedial massage can be slightly different. While the former focuses on both preventative and restorative purposes, remedial massages, as the name suggests, focuses on recovery. However, both can be used by anyone, no matter if they are frequently involved in sports or not.

Sports massage and remedial massage:

what’s the difference?

Sports massage can be beneficial for recovery as well as general enhancement and functioning of soft tissue. It utilises free-flowing movements and focuses on muscles, which are primarily used during exercising or even regular movements, to benefit your body in multiple ways, such as the following

  • Helps improve blood circulation 
  • Help reduce recovery time after exercise
  • Help improve muscle flexibility
  • It can reduce stress and tension in soft tissues
  • Offer effective restoration after injury

Sports massage uses fast-paced rhythms which help improve fluid flow throughout the body. It helps remove waste products such as lactic and uric acids and encourages blood circulation to damaged areas in need of recovering. 

This kind of massage is appropriate for anyone who is in sport or is generally active. It can also prove to be helpful for people going through stressful situations. So, if you are someone who spends a lot of time in front of a computer in your office, or if you are a new mom who has to run around a lot, you can opt for this kind of treatment as well. Sports massage can help your body release any built-up tension in your muscles and let them function freely. 

On the other hand, remedial massage is a rehabilitative and restorative therapy that helps relieve muscle tension and treat chronic aches. It uses slower strokes than sports massage and implements various techniques that target specific areas of the body where the pain might be concentrated. It benefits the body in several ways, such as:

  • Eases aching muscles and joints
  • Provides rehabilitation after any injury or accident
  • Releases stress and tension
  • Enhances the immune system and improves posture 

Anyone who has stressful schedules or perhaps suffers from chronic aches and stress can benefit from remedial massage. Since this type of massage focuses on specific areas of pain in the body, you can opt for this if you have tense muscles and specific trigger points for pain. Remedial massage is also often utilised for rehabilitation after operations and injuries.

In conclusion

Sports massage and remedial therapy are often clubbed together to address long-standing muscle conditions, counteract stress and provide relaxation to your body in general. 

Regardless of whether you are looking for relief from pain, relaxation, or general improvement of health and posture, sports and remedial massage can prove to be highly beneficial.

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Early last year I was having terrible pain in one of my knees and could barely walk. Over a number of months Alan treated me and showed me what exercises to do and what to avoid. I am now signed off from treatment and enjoying doing everything I did before and more. Thanks to Alan.

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Monday            10.00 am – 8.00 pm
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Wednesday         9.00 am – 2.00 pm
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Saturday           9.00 am – 5.30 pm
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