despite the name, this modality of massage is suitable to most people, whether they regularly practice sports or not. The name usually indicates a deep tissue massage that aims to release muscle tension and improve one’s quality of movement. Whether you are looking for sports injury prevention, muscle and joint pain relief, posture improvement or tension release Sports Massage is a great option to work the tissues at a deeper level.
Remedial and Clinical Massage
advanced-level treatment modalities that aim to heal and rehabilitate poor quality or injured tissue. A session might include massage, trigger point therapy, neuromuscular techniques, stretches, exercises and others. The aim is to improve the tissue quality and help heal mild to chronic pain, including but not limited to back pain, joint pain, tension headaches and others.
Dry Cupping Therapy
this ancient modality of tissue manipulation is used to improve circulation, movement and tissue healing. The vacuum cups offer a negative pressure to the area where applied to offer what feels like deep pressure without the discomfort or “pokyness” of a deep tissue massage. Dry Cupping can be used as a stand-alone therapy, as part of massage and even with active or passive stretches to release areas of great tension and/or pain. I use this technique for self-treatment on a regular basis and it’s safe to say that 99% of my patients are total cupping converts as the results achieved with this modality of treatment are just fantastic!
this western approach to ancient Chinese acupuncture has been developed for pain and trigger point release and it is widely used in the treatment of soft tissue injuries by specialists such as Soft Tissue Therapists, Physiotherapists, Osteopaths etc. Most of the time Medical Acupuncture is pain-free but as always, the communication between patient and therapist is primordial here for the success of this treatment. I particularly like to use needles for issues such as tension headaches, chronic muscle tightness and chronic injuries that might have stopped healing due to poor local circulation.