About Sports Massage
Sports and other hard physical work can lead to various injuries. Sometimes the injury is well defined and will have a certain diagnosis, while other times it's not really clear what's wrong, but things just don't feel right. There might be dull pain, or a sense of restriction, or a sharp pain with certain movements. Massage can help reduce sense of restriction feelings, via actual massage techniques such as skin rolling, kneading or deep glides, and via other methods like PNF stretching.
Sciatica and ITB syndrome can be one of those not quite right, but doctors can't find anything in particular clearly wrong. For Sciatica sometimes the muscles in the buttocks and lower back are tight, and causing the change in sensation. For ITB syndrome, it can be from too much tension in the quads and an "egg beater" footfall pattern. Tightness in the upper calf can cause achilles tendon pain. Restrictions in the lower calf can cause a change in sensation in the toes. The pain or change of sensation at a distant site is because the muscle tightness is causing some restriction of the nerve and blood circulation.
For bookings and enquiries please call 0451 502 298 or email [email protected]
Remedial Sports Massage is eligible for Health Fund Rebates.
Images by Wesley Walker (copyright 2014)