The Benefits of Sports Massage
Pre massage before an event such as a marathon can be beneficial to enhance performance, prevent injury and speed up recovery processes afterwards.
Sports Massage Treatments
Treatments can be given to:
- Help prevent and treat injuries
- Aid athletes pre and post event to help prepare and decrease recovery time
- Enhance Sports Performance
- Relieve Muscle Tension
How Can Sports Massage Help you?
Sports massage treatments have proved successful method of therapy for treating injuries such as ankle sprains, achilles tendonitis, tennis elbow, plantar fasciaitis, calf strain, shin splints, muscular spasms in back, neck and shoulders, knee discomfort, ankle sprains and leg muscle tension.
Sports Massage therapy for Rehabilitation
Early and effective management of sports injuries is crucial. Therapeutic massage treatments given alongside specific progressive exercises are an essential part of a full rehabilitation program.
When injuries are ignored and not given the correct treatment, their recovery time is increased as is the probability of the injury re-occurring.
To find out how sports and remedial massage therapy might help you, please contact us via the contact page or phone on 01202 443892 to book an appointment with Intulo Health and experience the benefits of deep tissue sports or remedial massage treatment.
Cupping therapy is one of the most popular alternative health therapies, an ancient form of alternative medicine originating from China. Dating back to Egyptian, Chinese and Middle Eastern cultures, the technique is one of the oldest in the medical textbooks, dating back to 1,550 BC. The technique involves placing cups on your skin for a few minutes at a time, with the purpose of creating suction. This creates a vacuum, which encourages your skin to rise and redden to remove harmful substances and toxins from the body.
Once your cupping therapy session has concluded, your skin will be discoloured in the areas where the cupping has taken place, but this will disappear within ten days of treatment.
Supporters of cupping therapy cite a number of benefits. Not only is cupping known to eliminate any weaknesses in the body, but it is known to cure fever, fight dermatological diseases like boils, herpes, acne and pimples, and aid in the potential prevention of liver diseases as it removes harmful toxins from the body. Cupping is also known to improve blood circulation, treat certain gastrointestinal diseases, help the nervous system and assist with healing processes of rheumatic diseases, without the potential need for medication. Simply put, there’s a long list of associated benefits.
And that’s not all. A review of cupping in the PLOS One journal reported that the technique could help assist in the treatment of conditions such as acne, cough and dyspnea, facial paralysis, herpes zoster, lumbar disc herniation, and more. There are so many benefits to removing toxins from the body and whilst every bodies body responds differently, we encourage you to see how your body responds to the treatment. Coupled (pardon the pun) with our massage therapy, cupping is a complimentary treatment that contributes to the therapists work on your body during the session. The entire session will not only consist of cupping therapy, it will be in conjunction with your massage therapy treatment.
Dry Needling Therapy
Dry needling is another popular therapy offered here at Intulo Health which is used in conjunction to the massage therapy treatment you will receive in your appointment. Based on traditional Chinese medicine, the technique is now part of Western medicine principles, performed by a trained and qualified therapist. Dry needling involves a thin filiform needle, which penetrates the skin and stimulates trigger points and muscular tissues.
Whether you’re suffering from a bad back or muscle pain, dry needling will potentially aid in your recovery as part of the therapy session and help to relieve the tension and stress that your body feels, so it’s an option for you to consider as part of your treatment.
Most commonly, dry needling is just one technique used by physical therapists as part of a wider plan. Our therapists are likely to use dry needling to release trigger points, helping to relieve pain and improve your range of movement.
What are the benefits of Dry Needling?
Scientific research supports dry needling in relation to pain control and reduced muscle tension, so whether you’re suffering from a long-term condition or you’re a sports person suffering from an injury, dry needling can help to speed up your return to active recovery and rehabilitation and leave you feeling fighting fit in no time at all.
Book your Sports Massage today and if you’re thinking about a dry needling or cupping therapy treatment, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team, who will be glad to assist and recommend the best treatment for your needs. You can click here to get in touch, or call us on 01202 443892 Text: 07789 810752
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