In my world as an Integrated Therapist, I use Sports and Remedial massage techniques daily to aid in the relief of several common injuries and conditions. There are many injuries that Sports Massage can help with. Such as sprains, strains and muscle tears, to name a few.
I often get asked which type of massage is right for me? It is never easy deciding on what type of massage may be best for your mind, body and soul, at any given time in your life. So I have compiled a list of all my massages as a guide to help you decide on your next treatment, with me, at Purple Freesia Integrated Therapies:
Sports massage is so good for relieving muscle tension and to address many muscular injuries and or imbalances. It can be a great aid. It is used in a complementary role to other therapies such as physiotherapy and osteopathy. Sports massage can greatly increase recovery.
Did you start your 2020 with lots of goals and plans for an exciting and different year to any other? Did you say to yourself “2020 is my year?” Well, many of my clients did exactly this and are now battling with a year of crushed hopes and dreams and blaming Covid-19 for their lack of achievements and reaching their goals.
You will know when you have the symptoms of ‘Plantar Fasciitis’, as the bottom of your foot will be affected. You tend to feel the pain in the centre and inner side of the heel. It will be rather uncomfortable to use your foot properly. At times you may find that being ‘active’ improves your foot pain, but it will soon return when you stop and rest.
If you have a shoulder that is painful, stiff, and nigh on impossible to move, then chances are you have a frozen shoulder. Sports massages, along with being given the right stretching exercises, are extremely beneficial for treating frozen shoulder pain.
I am often asked by my clients why massage aids relaxation. I help my clients to become ‘pain-free’ and more body functional using sports and remedial massage. At times I will combine this type of massage with reflexology to promote relaxation within a client’s body.
Can massage help your mental health? Well in short, yes it can. The body is so intricate and beautifully made, that it reminds me of a Rubik’s cube. You need to have all the colours lined up on the right side for it to be in ‘balance’. With this in mind, I can make the link between physical, mental, and emotional imbalances within my clients, and can form a plan to get all three in balance.
Did you know that a tennis ball can be an affordable, invaluable tool for releasing many aches and pains? I have already blogged on this last week and today I will discuss how a tennis ball can be used to relieve sciatica.
With Wimbledon week in full swing, what better time to discuss balls and their use in a massage. As a therapist I love a good ball, or two. I use them a lot to help with my own personal rehabilitation and during times, like now with lockdown, when I cannot assist with releasing my client’s muscles. Let us look at the different types of balls out there and how they can be used by you, from the comfort of your own home to self-help aching muscles.