Sports, Body & Pregnancy Massage
A review to establish the customer's needs.
Functionality testing and palpation are used to evaluate requirements.
A review of both posture and biomechanics is undertaken to assess global muscles and their effects on the presented symptoms and conditions.
Following the assessments a treatment plan is compiled, providing the customer with treatment understanding, objectives, massage techniques to be used and treatment timescales.
Advance Massage Techniques
An array of massage techniques are used including Effleurage, Petrissage, Compression, Vibration, Tapotement and Friction. These methods encourage muscle functionality, blood circulation, toxic waste drainage, plus they make you feel great too!
Muscle Energy Technique (MET)
Muscle Energy Technique releases and relaxes muscles to promote body healing. MET targets connective tissues and reduces muscle tone, but not muscle strength, therefore improving joint range of movement and muscle condition.
Soft Tissue Release (STR)
Soft Tissue Release is a dynamic muscle technique that promotes normalisation and functionality of soft tissue. STR works by elongating short muscles, easing soft tissue congestion and breaking down scar tissue.
With trigger point treatment the objective is to turn off the affects and symptoms that they present. With considered techniques there is an easing of tenderness, discomfort, pain and stiffness within the muscle tissue and that of the surrounding area.
Target Muscle Stretches
By applying a regular stretch protocol the muscle can be reprogrammed to it's optimum functionality. Stretching is key to maintain muscle length and joint range of movement.
Advice on stretching, posture alignment and mild exercises will be provided by using the online services of ExerciseLab. This complementary service is provided by DSM so that the client can watch and practice guided videos in the comfort of their own home, resulting with greater advances within rehabilitation.