Sports Massage uses hands-on techniques to manipulate the muscles, tendons and ligaments in the body such as effleurage, petrissage, tapotement, vibration… and more advance techniques such as soft tissue release, neuromuscular techniques, myofascial release, muscle energy techniques, positional release, trigger points … The main focus of sports massage is to help the athlete achieve peak performance and remain injury free and support the healing of injuries. However, sports massage is not limited to athletes, indeed, anyone in need of remedial or soft tissue work can benefit from this therapy, irrespective of their age, gender or level of fitness.
Prenatal massage shares many of the goals of regular massage – to relax tense muscles, ease sore spots, improve circulation and mobility, and just make you feel good. But it’s also tailored specifically to the needs of pregnant women and their changing bodies.
Carrying a baby inside you changes your centre of gravity and puts a lot of stress on your back, neck, abdominal muscles, and shoulders. Pregnancy also relaxes your ligaments, so that your pelvic joints are less stable and changes your posture, pulling your pelvis forward. Add to that the extra weight you’re carrying and you may find you’ve got an aching lower back or even develop sciatic pain.
There can be no better time than during pregnancy to pamper yourself with a massage. It will help you to relieve physical and mental stress from your body. The sense of well being that you feel will be passed onto your baby.
Please contact the clinic on 01932 888 663