Deep tissue and Sports massage can help to alleviate muscular and postural stress and tension, aches and pains and sports injury-related pain or injury. Both use a variety of techniques tailored to each individual's needs, and target and alleviate muscle pain, tension and injury. These massages can benefit those engaged in regular sports and physical activity, both pre and post-event, and also those suffering from tension resulting from the workplace and poor posture. Some people also find them deeply releasing and relaxing and use them for stress relief. Deep tissue and Sports massages can also be of great benefit
At Health & Body London we offer a special type of massage technique known as IASTM (instrument-assisted soft tissue release) also known as the ‘Graston Technique’.
This is a soft tissue therapy that the physio uses for the treatment of muscle tightness, immobility and pain. It involves the use of a metal hand-held massage tool and aims to relax contracted muscles, improve blood and lymphatic circulation, improve scar tissue and stimulate the stretch reflex in muscles.
Cupping is a massage technique in which local suction is created on the skin using plastic cups. Hand cups can be used on any region of the body. Cupping increases blood circulation and is effective to release tight muscles, fascia and reduce high tone. Massage therapists at Physio.co.uk can use cupping as an effective massage technique to treat a range of conditions
Sports massage is a form of massage involving the manipulation of soft tissue to benefit a person engaged in regular physical activity. Soft tissue is connective tissue that has not hardened into bone and cartilage; it includes skin, muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia (a form of connective tissue that lines and ensheathes the other soft tissues). Sports massage is designed to assist in correcting problems and imbalances in soft tissue that are caused from repetitive and strenuous physical activity and trauma. The application of sports massage, prior to and after exercise, may enhance performance, aid recovery and prevent injury.
Shockwave therapy is an innovative therapy that can target specific pain in the bones, joints, muscles, tendons and ligaments.
Shockwave therapy is delivered directly onto the skin that covers the affected area. This kind of pain relief therapy uses low energy sound, or acoustic, waves, rather than electrical waves.
These sound waves are ‘radial’ in shape and behaviour. They can easily penetrate the skin, and once through, they radiate as a shockwave throughout the affected muscle, joint or tendon. Shockwave therapy is therefore a targeted type of therapy, only treating the areas that are injured or damaged.The sound waves stimulate blood flow to the area, and also causes a small amount of localised inflammation.