Massage Therapy

Remedial / Deep Tissue Massage

Remedial massage stimulates the blood supply allowing toxins in the muscles to be removed; the calming of the peripheral nervous system to ease pain and discomfort; and the toning and relaxing of muscles to improve joint mobility. An improvement to the health of the cells, the repairing of tissues, and the easing of stiffness and tension can also be experienced through therapeutic relaxation.

Deep Tissue Massage techniques at ReadyGo physio utilise deep-tissue/deep muscle massage to affect the deeper sub-layer of the musculature and fascia. It helps with chronic muscular pain and injury rehabilitation and reduces inflammation-related pain caused by arthritis and tendinitis. It is generally integrated with other massage techniques.

Sports Massage

Sports massage is a type of massage that is specifically tailored to sporting injuries or ailments. It is not meant to be a relaxing massage and, indeed, can become quite vigorous at times. Contrary to its name, sports massage is not only utilised by professional sportspeople or people that exercise heavily. It is of benefit to anyone that exercises, even if it is only mild exercise such as regular walking.

It can be carried out before, during, or after playing sport or exercising and uses techniques that are designed to increase endurance and performance, to minimise the chances of injury and, if there is an injury, to reduce the recovery time.

It also has other benefits that allow you to train or exercise more efficiently. Some benefits that sports massage has include:

  • Draining away fatigue
  • Relieving swelling
  • Reducing muscle tension
  • Promoting flexibility
  • Injuries that occur as a result of overexertion or overuse
  • Relieving pain
  • Preventing injuries
  • Improving heart rate and blood pressure
  • Increasing blood circulation and lymph flow
  • Treating injuries such as shin splints, tennis elbows, sprains and strains etc

Acupressure (Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy)

Acupressure is one of the oldest and most widespread healing methods in the world. By using deep finger pressure at certain points, practitioners can reduce tension, increase circulation and offer relief for many complaints. It is a part of Chinese Traditional Medicine and often described as “Acupuncture without the needles”.

The points triggered are located along an invisible system of energy channels within the body, known as meridians and relate directly to organs and glands of the body where constrictions in the flow of energy at these points cause disease and discomfort. The gentle pressure applied to these points removes blockages promoting health and harmony throughout the body.