|Belfast Massage Clinic|
The term "Swedish Massage" refers to a variety of techniques specifically designed to relax muscles by applying pressure to them against deeper muscles and bones, and rubbing in the same direction as the flow of blood returning to the heart.
Remedial massage has the same affects as Swedish massage but is a specific massage for muscle spasms, injuries, scar tissue and joint restriction.
Remedial Massage Therapy uses a variety of classic massage strokes together with specific deep tissue techniques, working on the body’s soft tissues, muscles, tendons and fascia.
Massage is one of the most effective therapies for releasing muscle tension and restoring balance to the musculo-skeletal system. Received regularly this may help athletes prevent injuries, which might otherwise be caused by overuse. A constant build-up of tension in the muscles from regular activity may lead to stresses on joints, ligaments, tendons, as well as the muscles themselves.
These muscle imbalances often go undiagnosed until they are serious enough to cause the athlete discomfort or impede performance. By detecting variations in the soft tissues and by using the correct techniques, the sports person can maintain a much healthier physical state. It may therefore be reasonably claimed that one of the greatest benefits of sports massage is in helping prevent injury.
Massage therapy is used to treat:
1. Sore neck & shoulders
Benefits of Massage Therapy
1. Promotes relaxation
Long-term effects are:
1. Improved general circulation