Massage

Massage therapy is a proven and effective means of relaxation, stress relief and injury prevention. Therapeutic massage is increasingly being recommended by doctors and other health care professionals to complement traditional medicine as research proves its healing effects.

Here are some of the ways massage can help improve a person’s health:

  • Increases blood circulation and lymph flow
  • Reduces heart rate and blood pressure
  • Reduces stress and tension
  • Relieves chronic and temporary pain
  • Improves flexibility
  • Increases levels of serotonin, protecting against depression
  • Increases endorphins, the body’s natural painkillers
  • Strengthens the immune system
  • Prevents sports injuries and increases athletic performance
  • Helps relieve tension, sinus And migraine headaches
  • Alleviates carpal tunnel syndrome, asthma, bronchitis, arthritis and more

At 360 Physical Therapy we offer the following massage techniques:

Sports Massage

Sports massage is a form of deep tissue massage concerning the specific manipulation of soft tissue in order to bring about a therapeutic and intense massage to structures at different depths for both healing and injury prevention purposes.

Common reasons for Sports Massage Therapy:

  • Muscle tension, tiredness, or knots, aches and pains
  • As a form of injury treatment or injury prevention
  • Aid recovery from exercise/ regular physical activity
  • Increase body mobility, flexibility and movement
  • Aid lymphatic drainage and promote whole body well being

Pre/Post Event Massage

A pre-event massage is a stimulating massage for sports which demand speed, strength and explosive power. For pre event nerves, a more calming massage is often welcomed. A post-event massage can be an adequate substitute for a warm down as it can achieve much of the same effect by removing muscle waste and stretching the tissues.

Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT)

This treatment applies pressure to specific points in the muscles that are painfully irritated (trigger points) to stop the spasms and pain and restoring structural integrity to the muscle. Also known as Trigger Point Therapy.

Swedish Massage

A system of massage using kneading, stroking and friction techniques to promote relaxation, increase circulation and reduce stress. The therapist, using massage oil, manipulates muscles with a variety of stokes. Active or passive movement of the joints may also be part of the massage.

Deep Tissue Massage

Deep Tissue – a massage with firmer pressure that works deeply into the muscles and connective tissues to release chronic aches and pains. It is work that involves slow strokes and deep pressure.

An acute injury can easily become chronic if left untreated, and a chronic injury can go into a vicious continuous circle causing secondary injuries. Book a consultation with 360 Physical Therapy to get you back on track with the right rehab programme.

360 Physical Therapy – Treating the athlete in everyone

An acute injury can easily become chronic if left untreated, and a chronic injury can go into a vicious continuous circle causing secondary injuries. Book a consultation with 360 Physical Therapy to get you back on track with the right rehab programme. To book a consultation please fill out the form on the Contact Us Page.
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