Josie from Myophysics Massage specialises in Remedial and Sports Massage, as well as Deep Tissue Massage, Cupping Therapy, PNF Stretching, Mobilizing Massage, Muscle Energy Techniques, Stress Management and Relaxation Massage.
Josie is available on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and bookings can be made through the clinic or online by visiting www.myophysicsmassage.com.au
Remedial Massage is the systematic assessment and treatment of the muscles, tendons, ligaments and connective tissues of the body to assist in rehabilitation, pain and injury management. Its performed to create favorable conditions for the body to return to normal health after injury and is defined by the premise that the treatment can reasonably reverse certain physical effects a client may be presenting.
If a client has suffered a moderate injury resulting in structural pain and/or loss of function, then remediation is required to reduce or eliminate pain and restore that function. It helps to balance muscle/soft tissue length, tension, tone which will in turn promote the return to normal joint/capsular/bone position; increase the flow of blood and lymph, particularly in the injured areas, thus removing blockages, damaged cells, scar tissue and adhesions resulting from injury.
Remedial Massage is provided by highly skilled professionals who have had training in anatomy, physiology, kinesiology and pathology. It involves a wide range of investigative techniques that can treat specific health issues, injuries, soft tissue dysfunctions and musculoskeletal imbalances.
The therapist collects history and information from the client pertaining to the injury at hand and performs a postural analysis to confirm which muscle or muscles are implicated. This allows the therapist to devise a treatment plan according to observations made.
But you don’t have to be in the Olympics to benefit from sports massage. Sports massage is also good for people with injuries, chronic pain or restricted range of motion. The massage therapist generally concentrates on a specific problem area.
When is best to have a sports massage for events:
- Pre-event sports massage: Usually a Sports Massage prior to the event will depend on the type of treatment you require. If you want a corrective massage and working on the deep tissue this can be day 4-5 days prior to the event. Massage can be done right up to the day of the event but the treatment may vary. A gentle flush out of the muscles is advised with some stretching to loosen the tissue before the event.
- Post-event sports massage: A post event massage is always advised to help flush out the acid build up within the muscle tissue and reduce swelling, also helps with your recovery.
- Restorative sports massage: Forms part of an injury prevention program and is usually given during training to allow the athlete to train harder and with less injury.