• Back Pain
• Knee Pain
• Tension Headaches
• Shoulder Pain
• Neck Pain
Sports massage releases adhesions in the muscle and fascia. Once the adhesions are broken down the client must stretch regularly to align the muscle and collagen fibres to improve their extensibility. After the massage exercises may be prescribed to create tension in lengthened or weakened muscles to properly balance the client.
Pregnancy massage soothes the areas most stressed during pregnancy such as the lower back, shoulders and the calves.
The massage can be performed on a specialised massage table that allows heavily pregnant clients to be massaged face down.
A deep tissue massage is an effective full body massage that brings blood to the muscles and deeply relaxes the client. A sports massage differs from a deep tissue massage by dealing with injuries and chronic problems.
Lower Back Pain
The most important areas to treat are the Quadratus Lumborum, Gluteus (Maximus and Medius), deep paraspinals muscles such as Multifidi or Erector Spinalis and the hamstrings. In the majority of cases there is a spasmed muscle that can be released with an immediate resolution of symptoms.
Upper Back Pain
Upper back pain is usually resolved by work around the rhomboids and levator scapulae area with the intention of dropping the shoulders. Pain around the mid back is usually due to a kyphosis and massage is directed at the muscles just below the curve of the spine which are under constant tension.