What is Sports Therapy?
Sports Therapy focuses specifically on the rehabilitation of an individuals injury, with the aim of returning them to full functional fitness as quickly as possible. With continued treatment, future injuries can often be prevented.
This involves skilled hands-on assessment and diagnostic testing to determine the individual's treatment needs. Deep Tissue Treatment, Ultrasound therapy (where appropriate), structured exercises and stretches will then be utilised to treat the specific injuries.
What is Deep Tissue Treatment/Sports Massage?
Sports Massage manages, manipulates and rehabilitates the soft tissue of the body (muscles, tendons and ligaments). There are many problems that Sports Massage can help relieve:
Muscle Tension and Spasms
Tension headaches and Migraines
Sports Therapy and Deep Tissue Treatment/Massage should not be used in place of conventional medical care. Always consult a GP or a health professional for medical attention and advice.
Whilst Medical Acupuncture and Myofascial Cupping can be undertaken as forms of treatment on their own, they can also be used in conjunction with other complementary treatments such as Sports Therapy and Deep Tissue Treatment.
Medical Acupuncture also known as 'Western Acupuncture' is a therapeutic technique that involves inserting fine needles into certain points across the body which stimulates sensory nerves under the skin and in the muscles, this results in the body producing natural substances such as pain relieving endorphins. It encourages healing and reduces pain and inflammation.
Acupuncture is generally very safe and can help with :
Myofascial Cupping originates from Egypt, dating back to 1550 BC. It is a soft tissue therapy that encourages healing by creating a negative pressure or suction on the skin using cups that pull up underlying tissues, blood and other fluids close to the surface of the skin.
Myofascial Cups are positioned over tight muscles and fascial and are either left 'static' or are used in a 'gliding' motion. It can help treat soft tissue conditions and musculo-skeletal tension, pain, and common sporting injuries. It can also create relaxation through stimulating the parasympathetic nervous system.
Benefits of Myofascial Cupping are:
Increased joint range of motion
Reduced muscle tension
Increased Lymphatic drainage system
Increased connective tissue mobility.
Half hour treatments cost £34
at both Eastleigh and Wellow Clinics.
To book an appointment please call the appropriate number from the home page.