What is Fascia?
Fascia is continuous throughout the body. It holds everything in place and gives us our form. Using the Superficial Back Line as an example- what occurs in the foot, may actually be creating the postural stress in our body. The memory of any accidents we may have had, poor postural habits and any physical and emotional trauma we have experienced can be stored and set in the connective tissue. Fascia works out in different issue around how we conducing our body posture. Tight fascia affects the whole organism. The Structural imbalance of our skeletal can create many obtrusion in human mechanic system.
Sports Massage has many benefits such as the reduction of pain and tension, great preparation for a sporting event or as a relaxing treatment after an event to remove all the unwanted products. But one of the most important benefits of a sports massage treatment is the increase in flexibility and the strength in the clients’ muscles.
When I say strength I want to make it clear that a client can’t just walk in, have a sports massage and come out with bulging muscles. What I mean is through strengthening techniques and massage, over a period of treatments together we can strengthen an area so that it causes less pain to another area or to better ones posture.
The majority of deep tissue massage techniques are from the Greek and Egyptian civilisations but were massively improved in the 1940’s when Therese Pfrimmer, a Canadian physiotherapist starting using deep tissue techniques on herself after suffering paralysis in her legs. Eventually she amazingly reversed her paralysis with the help of months of massage and thereafter provided deep tissue massage to others suffering with paralysis, developing the first deep tissue massage clinic.
Deep tissue massage is a treatment than can be used in a variety of situations, but primarily deep pressure is sustained for longer periods than in other types of massage aimed at reaching those deeper muscles once you have worked on the superficial ones.
Initially a lighter pressure is sustained to reduce tension in the superficial muscles then throughout the treatment pressure will become deeper, working on the chronic tension that is apparent in the deeper muscles. For deeper pressure the fists, forearms, knuckles and elbows can be used as well as the palms and fingers to break down adhesions which stopping the range of motion in the muscles in the particular area.
We often get athletes and gym enthusiasts asking us to describe Sports Massage and how it varies from other massage techniques including Deep Tissue Massage. Here we explain what makes sports massage unique and why it can be of benefit to everybody. If you’re still not sure, give us a ring and we’ll happily talk with you about the best type of treatment for you.
Sports Massage is a treatment that has been developed for those involved in sporting activity to aid recovery from injury, to prevent injuries from occurring initially and to increase performance. The use of regular Sports Massage has developed massively within amateur sport in the past decade after being used in professional sport for many decades helping full time athletes through their tough training regimes.
It may sound obvious that the leg and back muscles are directly connected to one another, there’s an intricate web of muscles, ligaments and tendons that travel through the pelvis and make up the area of the hips and glutes, when you start to move your legs the back muscles start to work as well to keep you straight, balanced and strong. As well as the back and legs being connected via muscles, ligaments and tendons, they are also connected via nerves, which is why people with extreme back pain in the ‘sciatica’ region often state that the pain travels down their legs, more often than not, it’s the muscular tension effecting the freedom of movement in the nerves that travel through the pelvis that causes this discomfort.