Sports Medicine is an interdisciplinary subspeciality of medicine which deals with the treatment and preventive care of athletes both amateur and professional. Treatments include a combination of Bowen release techniques, Remedial Massage, Passive Stretching and PNF Stretching techniques.
Remedial Massage provides a healing treatment that is strong and deep. When muscles and tendons become damaged or impaired, knotted and tense or immobile, Remedial Massage provides a healing treatment that is strong and deep. Remedial massage holistically treats the whole body and traces the discomfort as far as possible back to the original cause, healing both the cause of the disorder as well as the symptoms.
It uses several specialized techniques to locate and repair damage and to support and speed up the body's own repair mechanisms. The massage is applied directly to the skin using oil, which ensures that the muscles associated with the disorder and mobilisation of the joint is deeply penetrated.
Key benefits of Remedial Massage include: the stimulation to the blood supply allowing toxins in the muscles to be removed; the calming of the peripheral nervous system to ease pain and discomfort; and the toning and relaxing of muscles to improve joint mobility. An improvement to the health of the cells, the repairing of tissues, the easing of stiffness and tension can also be experienced through therapeutic relaxation.
Passive Stretching is also referred to as relaxed stretching, and as static-passive stretching. A passive stretch is one where you assume a position and hold it with the assistance of a therapist.
PNF Stretching is currently the fastest and most effective way known to increase static-passive flexibility. PNF is an acronym for proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation. It is not really a type of stretching but is a technique of combining passive stretching and isometric stretching in order to achieve maximum static flexibility. PNF refers to any of several post-isometric relaxation stretching techniques in which a muscle group is passively stretched, then contracts isometrically against resistance while in the stretched position, and then is passively stretched again through the resulting increased range of motion. PNF stretching employs the use of a therapist to provide resistance against the isometric contraction and then later to passively take the joint through its increased range of motion.
Sessions usually take 45 minutes.
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