In your initial consultation prior to your treatment I will give you a Biomechanical assessment where I’ll assess every area of your body’s movement. Any areas of dysfunction highlighted in the screening process will assist me in helping you get the most from your treatment.
Any dysfunctions that your body is dealing with can lead to certain areas over working (tight/inhibited) or even under working (weak). These compensations can make muscles tight and feel heavy leading to tension and lack of blood and lymph flow. Sometimes you are not even aware of these forces that are acting upon the body. For example, if you are suffering from a tight neck and shoulders then conventional thinking would tell you to practice relaxing your shoulders and have the occasional massage. A Biomechanics coach will investigate whether or not there are other issues which are contributing towards the tightness in your neck and shoulders. Often there is compression on the Median Nerve which runs from your neck, down your arm and nto your fingers. The shoulder muscles in response to this nerve compression will stiffen and elevate to release the tension but to the detriment of your shoulder function. After a Sports Massage I would instruct you on how to release this nerve compression on a regular basis therefore allowing you to get the most from your treatments.
I’ll explain after your treatment how you can continue to help yourself manage any issues or problem areas so you become less dependant on myself between sessions.
Sports Massage is available to everyone not just sports performers.