Massage therapy is a widely accepted and effective form of treatment that may be included in your physiotherapy plan for managing and treating muscular injuries.
The Health Collab often recommend massage therapy as both a stand-alone therapy and in combination with a treatment plan. Our highly trained sports physiotherapists are skilled in a range of techniques, and when they believe your recovery will benefit from massage they will refer you to our hand-selected massage collaborators.
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Massage is a manual therapy that manipulates the soft tissue of the body, including the muscles, tendons, ligaments, and fascia, to aid in the healing process and improve the overall function of the affected area.
One of the key benefits of massage therapy as part of a physiotherapy treatment plan is its ability to reduce pain and inflammation. When a muscle is injured, it can become swollen and inflamed, leading to pain and restricted movement. Massage therapy can help to decrease inflammation and improve blood flow, thus reducing pain and increasing range of motion.
Another advantage of massage therapy is its ability to improve flexibility and range of motion. Tight muscles can restrict movement and lead to pain and injury. Massage therapy can help to release muscle tension, leading to improved flexibility and a reduced risk of injury.
In addition to treating injuries, massage can also be used as a preventative measure when included in a physiotherapy treatment plan. Regular massage can help to maintain muscle health and improve overall function. This can be especially beneficial for athletes and individuals who participate in regular physical activity, and for your general well-being. By keeping muscles healthy and flexible, massage therapy can help to reduce the risk of injury and improve performance.
The right massage to meet your treatment goals.
We often recommend a range for massage therapies, and different massage techniques may be prescribed in your physiotherapy treatment plan to treat and prevent your injury. Some of the techniques include remedial massage, deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy and sports massage.
Remedial massage is a gentle form of massage that uses long strokes and gentle pressure to promote relaxation and improve blood flow. It is a suitable option if you are recovering from an injury, looking to improve overall muscle health, or simply release tension when feeling stiff.
Deep tissue massage uses deep pressure to release tension in the muscles and improve range of motion. This technique can be particularly effective for individuals who are recovering from an injury or who have chronic muscle pain.
Trigger point therapy is a type of massage that targets specific areas of the body that are in pain or are experiencing tension or tightness, also known as trigger points. These points are often located in the muscles and can cause pain, discomfort, and limited range of motion. By targeting trigger points, your therapist can help to release muscle tension and reduce pain, leading to improved range of motion.
Sports massage is a specific type of massage that targets the muscles and soft tissue commonly used in sports and physical activity, and focuses on the specific area of injury. This type of massage can aid in performance enhancement, decrease the risk of injury, and aid in recovery.