Sports Massage Northampton
Have a Sports Massage at either of Northampton’s Back and Body Clinic’s and our expert Therapists will use any, or all of the following techniques to help you reach your goals:
What is Deep Tissue Massage?
Deep tissue massage focuses on the deeper layers of muscle tissue. It includes basic massage techniques such as friction, effleurage, petrissage and rhythmic percussive techniques. Deep tissue massage uses slower strokes and more intense pressure than Swedish massage and usually focuses on treating the specific muscles that are causing your symptoms.These massage techniques are used to alleviate pain and promote the proper movement and functioning of a muscle. Deep tissue massage is able to stretch specific localized areas of tissue in all possible directions in a way that may not be possible with functional exercise. It also effectively increases lymphatic drainage. Increasing the blood flow to a muscle can also enhance levels of oxygen and remove toxins, thus aiding the healing process. For example, this form of massage is very effective for athletes to help disperse lactic acid build up.
Who Benefits from this technique?
This technique is used to treat many kinds of muscle or tendon injuries, repetitive strain injuries, chronic pain conditions, such as arthritis, back pain and muscle inflammation, muscle hyper-tonicity, body tension or stress, scar tissue and postural issues. It can also be used to help in the recovery from exercise.
Our Ethos: We are passionate about helping you and pride ourselves on our expert ‘hands on’ treatment skills. We focus on getting to the root cause of your problem.
- Evening and weekend appointments
- Private Medical Insurance accepted
- Appointments within 24 hours
- Free parking and a professional environment
- We Genuinely CARE
- We work closely with local GP’s, Consultants, Personal Trainers and listen to what YOUR GOALS are.
60 Minute Appointment
30 Minute Appointment
Myofascial Release is a highly specialized stretching technique used by therapists to treat patients with a variety of soft tissue problems. ‘Myo’ simply means muscle but ‘fascia’ is a thin tissue that covers all the muscles and organs of the body. In the normal healthy state, the fascia is relaxed and wavy in configuration. It has the ability to stretch and move without restriction.
Trigger Point Therapy
Trigger points are defined as hypersensitive spots found in taut bands of skeletal muscle fibres or in the muscle fascia that are painful on compression. Causes of a myofascial trigger point include poor posture, poor biomechanics, acute physical trauma, over-training, inadequate rest.
Deep Transverse Friction Massage
The purpose of deep friction massage on a ligament, tendon or muscle is to maintain or improve the mobility of the tissue and prevent further scar tissue from forming. The technique is applied transversely across the fibres of the specific tissue. The frequency and duration of the treatment technique varies with the severity and type of injury.
Muscle Energy Techniques
Muscle energy technique (or MET) is based on the principle of reciprocal inhibition, a theory that explains that muscles on one side of a joint will always relax to accommodate the contraction of muscles on the other side of that joint when indirect pressure is applied. MET is often applied to patients who suffer from muscle spasms.