Is the objective assessment and treatment of the signs, symptoms and causes of biomechanics dysfunction or injury. Treatment is used to restore normal health and function.
Remedial massage is a clinical approach to soft tissue damage (muscles, tendons, ligaments & connective tissue) to assist in pain and injury management. The kneading and manipulation of the bodies soft tissues improves the blood flow and lymph; promoting healing.
Benefits of Massage
reduced muscle tension- Improved circulation- stimulation of lymphatic system
relaxation- reduction of stress hormones
increased joint mobility and flexibility
improved recovery of sports injuries
reduced anxiety and depression- reduced delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS)
This is not a particular massage technique but an application of massage treatment. The type of treatment applied is dependant on the athletes individual sport, the stage of training or competition and or any injury.
The treatment techniques are designed by the therapist after assessing the athlete. Treatment is aimed at improving recovery and enhancing performance.