Massage / Sports Massage
What is Massage Therapy?
Massage Therapy has many benefits, both physical and psychological. It can improve performance, aid recovery, prevent and eliminate injuries, reduce stress and even enhance metabolism and circulation. Massage can be applied for stress relief and relaxation or to assist physiotherapy in order to speed up recovery from sports and lifestyle associated injuries.
What does Massage do?
- Increases blood and lymph circulation thus assisting removal of those wastes and toxins created during activity or in the modern daily life.
- Increase the blood’s oxygen capacity by 10-15%
- Helps loosen “tight” muscles and stimulate weak, flaccid muscles. This can help posture and promote more efficient movement
- Balance the nervous system by soothing or stimulating it, depending on the massage type performed
Here at Physio Liverpool our therapists provide several different types of massage including:
Aims at preventing injury and enhancing performance through pre/post event and maintenance massage. It also works in conjunction with physiotherapy in the rehabilitation of injuries. It can speed up muscle recovery rates through removal of waste materials from the muscle.
Is aimed at increasing blood flow and circulation to soft tissues. It is beneficial for treating a wide range of conditions, including tired, aching muscles, postural imbalances, headaches and stress relief.
Trigger Point Therapy
Helps release taut bands of muscle tissue, which are extremely tender when pressed. This therapy encourages blood flow to the area, removing toxins and supplying necessary nutrients to restore proper function.
Who will benefit from massage therapy?
Common conditions seen are:
- Muscle tightness due to poor postures
- Muscle tension due to increased training
- Sports Injuries
- Back pain and sciatica
- Neck Pain
- Shoulder pain
- Headaches and migranes
- Overuse Injurieies
- Work Related injuries
- Daily life stresses
- Arm / elbow / hand injuries
- Hip / knee / ankle / foot injuries
- Pre / Post operative
We regularly use massage here at Physio Liverppol at assist our clients in gaining the best outcome from their treatment. It I can be used in conjunction with other physiotherapy modalities or as a stand-alone treatment.
Physio Liverpool Team
All our therapists are skilled with different massage techniques.
Our newest team member Paul Geaney has a background in:
- Premiership Football with Bolton and Manchester United
- Rugby League with Warrington Wolves