Sports and deep tissue massage can help to reduce fatigue, alleviate swelling, reduce muscle tension, promote flexibility, prevent injuries as well as helping athletes to prepare for optimal performance. Irrespective of the level at which one competes, anyone who is looking to improve their performance does so by adopting a training schedule specific to their sport. Such stresses and overuse can often lead to muscular imbalances, which may impede performance and cause discomfort. If ignored, these problems can become chronic and lead to more serious injuries, which ultimately may prevent an individual from training and competing at all.
Additionally, deep tissue massage can be a very effective technique for releasing tension and restoring balance to the musculo-skeletal system. It can be a valuable part of maintaining good muscle condition to prevent aches and pains and to allow optimal posture and movement patterns.
Some frequently asked questions..
How many sessions will I need?
Getting you pain free and functioning properly is a process, not an event. With this in mind, most people do require a course of treatment but the length varies greatly depending on the severity of your condition and previous injuries etc. As your condition improves visits become less frequent. At Hub we emphasise the importance of thorough rehabilitation to prevent injuries from recurring and on some occasions we do recommend that patients return from time to time in the long term to maintain the improvements and to check that there are no further issues building up.
What is involved?
When deaing with back and neck pain and sciatic symptoms, we use a very thorough process of:
We will carry out a full case history and physical assessment to take in all the possible contributing factors to your current symptoms. Our movement assessment is very thorough as we hope to be able to identify any areas of weakness, tightness and imbalance, even in areas of the body away from your symptoms as these can commonly be significant.
Following the assessment, we will be able to identify what structure is causing your pain and symptoms as well as the underlying cause of why it has happened. This information will guide the nature of the treatment and rehabilitation plan going forwards. At this stage we may be able to give a prognosis of how long your recovery will take.
Treatment plans will vary greatly depending on the cause of your issue but will definitely include work to alleviate your symptoms, such as soft tissue work and spinal manipulation as well as techniques to address any mechanical issues which may be causing the strain to the tissues which are in pain.
Following the treatment and rehabilitation of your injury, you will be given a management plan that may consist of continued rehabilitation exercises, lifestyle/postural changes and possibly future check ups to ensure the problem does not recur.
What's the next step?
Once you are fully recuperated, our team are perfectly placed to help you remain injury-free through:
- ongoing treatments to maintain physical health
- exercise programmes to improve fitness / weight levels
- nutritional plans to optimise health levels
We have appointments available with our massage therapists:
8am – 7pm Monday to Friday
8am – 12pm on Saturdays.
If you have further enquiries, call us now or use the contact form below