Here at Physiotherapy Matters, we can offer the following types of massage:
- Sports Massage
- Deep Tissue Massage
- Relaxation Massage
Relaxed, less stressed, fired up and ready for action. Physiotherapy Matters are here to help. Whether you’re feeling stressed and strained from the pressures of everyday life, or have experienced aches and pains through a sporting injury then Physiotherapy Matters have the team to get you feeling brand new. We believe we offer one of the best (if not the best) Sports massages in Newcastle.
Relaxation Massage is a treatment of soft tissues in order to increase relaxation and restore the normal function of the body. There are many benefits to relaxation massage as it helps promote general health and wellbeing, it encourages relaxation and reduces muscle tension associated with stress.
Relaxation massage often leaves the patient with an increased sense of well-being, releasing endorphins which lifts their mood. Relaxation massage can be used as a one of treatment or regularly to improve flexibility and helping reduce emotional concerns as well as physical.
A Swedish massage is commonly known as a classic massage, it is one of the most common types of massages to help with relaxation and reduce muscle aches. The 5 main techniques used in this type of massage is; stroking/gliding, kneading, rubbing, tapping or pounding and vibrating. Swedish massages help improve circulation and soothe muscles and ultimately help you feel more relaxed.
Deep tissue massage
This type of physiotherapy massage helps reduce chronic pain. It uses firm pressure along with firm strokes to help reach the deeper layers of muscle tissue, tendons and fascia. This type of stiffness can be caused by incorrect use or overuse of the muscle tissues. Deep tissue massage helps break down the muscle ‘knots’, which are bands of rigid tissue which may disrupt circulation – causing pain.
Benefits of a Deep Tissue Massage:
- Improve recovery
- Improve muscle tone and tension
- Reduce Delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS)
- Improve circulation and lymphatic flow
- Assist in the removal of metabolic waste
Occasions when a massage may be appropriate include:
- Tightness throughout the neck and lower back
- Postural related pain and stiffness
- Pre or post sporting events
- Increasing training volumes including enhanced road mileage in running or increased winter training intensity on the turbo trainer.
We generally recommend a 60-minute initial assessment for massage so we can find out about you and your needs. Follow up appointments can be booked for either 30 minute or 60-minute appointment lengths.
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