Sports injuries, e.g., medial tibial stress syndrome, (shin splints) Achilles Tendinosis, Runners Knee (IT Band Friction Syndrome) etc.
Arthritic conditions, (degenerative and rheumatoid).
Backache associated with pregnancy.
Effects of trauma, e.g. Whiplash syndrome.
Headaches and sinus problems.
Irritable bowel syndrome.
Jaw pain, vertigo and tinnitus.
Sports massage, applied skilfully, is an effective therapy for releasing muscle tension and restoring balance to the musculo-skeletal system. This therapeutic measure may help athletes prevent injuries, which might otherwise be caused by overuse. The skilled sports massage therapist can detect variations in the soft tissues and by using the correct techniques, help the sports person maintain a much healthier physical state. Therefore,one of the greatest benefits of sports massage is in prevention of injury.
According to the American Massage Therapy Association, sports massage has the following beneficial effects:
Improves overall performance and reduces recovery time. Reduces muscle tension. Helps athletes monitor muscle tone. Promote relaxation. Increase range of motion. Decrease muscle stiffness and soreness after exercise. Helps prevent injuries.
Podiatry and Chiropody
I offer a Podiatric and Chiropody service including: