Sports and Remedial Massage -
Massage has been in use for thousands of years, as part of wider medical practices and as a standalone treatment. In China, massage was known as early as 2760 BC. Hippocrates (460-
Traditional methods were lost in the Middle Ages, but European surgeons and physicians revived the use of massage from about the mid-
Sports massage became popular as a therapy with the increase in health and fitness awareness in the 1980s and 1990s, and the wider availability of sporting facilities. Sports massage therapy differs from conventional massage only in terms of the conditions typically treated, but in fact sports massage techniques are sufficiently versatile to be used on any patient.
Remedial massage refers to massage techniques and exercises being used to help in the recovery of injured muscles and joints.
photo © Mike Harrison
Who can benefit from sports & remedial massage?
Professional and recreational athletes, as well as those in performance arts such as ballet and modern dance who have their own special requirements.
Particular techniques can also be applied for babies, the elderly, patients with chronic medical conditions, or simply those with busy or stressful lives.
Consultations are conducted in strict confidentiality. Treatments are individually planned according to the requirements of each patient. For this reason, full case histories are always taken to permit a proper diagnosis.
Home visits can be arranged for those who have difficulties with transport, or who would otherwise prefer treatment at home.
Home visits may incur costs for transport and/or other expenses.