Massage Techniques

We use a range of sports massage techniques to treat and prevent sports-related problems (including Soft Tissue injuries and chronic muscle pain)

Effleurage

  • The principle treatment used in massage. The effect of these strokes is to pump the circulation and identify areas of tension.

Petrissage

  • This technique stimulates the circulation, loosens and softens the tissues.

Friction

  • This is the deepest technique used in massage and is targetted at the specific areas of any soft tissue damage, such as scar tissue and adhesions.

Neuromuscular Technique (NMT)

  • This technique is an extension of deep friction and pressure techniques.

Muscle Energy Technique (MET)

  • This technique is used to stretch, strengthen or break down fibrous adhesions. The patient's own effort and movement provide the primary force to treat the problem.

Soft Tissue Release

  • The therapist applies passive pressure and the movement is made functionally (active - the client does the stretch; passive - the therapist does the stretching)