Treatments & Conditions

RH Sports Massage offer a comprehensive range of massage treatments to aid injury recovery, common injury rehabilitation, aches & pains along with body maintenance. 

Remedial massage is a therapeutic form of massage that aims to relieve muscle tension and treat chronic pain. This form of massage is good for anybody, including those with medical conditions, given its therapeutic and calming nature. Depending on your goals and desired outcome, remedial massage can employ various techniques to help deliver. While often remedial massage can be mostly relaxing and therapeutic, your massage therapist will sometimes hold pressure points that might cause discomfort. This is different to sports massage where sports massage can cause discomfort for much longer periods of time. All in all, remedial massage is beneficial for the following:

• Long term and chronic conditions or illnesses

• Relaxation, stress relief and sleep improvement

• Depression and anxiety

• Tense and tight muscles

• Individuals with medical conditions

Whilst you wouldn’t massage the actual joint itself, releasing tension in and around the affected area, or working into muscle attachment points close to the joint, can be used to great effect in relieving pain within the joint and restoring a greater range of movement. Its also a good idea to look at it from a ‘joint by joint’ approach as one area can go on to effect the next in line.

These can have a serious effect on your day to day living, especially if they become more frequent. There are many contributors to headaches including stress, muscular tension and diet. Head position plays an important part, the use of computers and mobile phones means most of us are constantly holding our heads in a forward position. After time the muscles that control the movement become stronger but also tighter, thus creating muscular tension but we also become weaker in the opposite muscles. If this imbalance isn’t addressed, it can have quite a serious impact later on down the line.

These days I am seeing more and more people with lower back pain issues. This is hugely connected to our lifestyle and work habits. Many of us spend hours sitting at desks or driving, as a direct result of this the glutes become inactive and the lower back starts to pick up the slack. Another area also worth looking at is the hip flexors, because of where they attach on the front of the spine these can also have a negative effect on the lower back

A pregnancy massage is a specially adapted gentle and soothing massage tailored specifically for the mother-to-be. As a term, ‘pregnancy massage’ applies to any hands-on massage treatment for a woman during her pregnancy. It can therefore vary enormously in terms of what it consists of. However, for many women, pregnancy massage benefits include easing aches and pains, as well as facilitating relaxation and preparation for labour.

As with other body massages, you’ll lie on a massage table and you may be given additional cushions or specially shaped bolsters, to make lying more comfortable. Usually you’ll lie on your side, particularly later in pregnancy, when this is more comfortable

A scalp massage is a head massage designed to relax the mind and encourage circulation. Many times, tension is felt within the head and neck, so scalp massages can be very effective as a stress reducer. Warm oil is massaged throughout the scalp, working to relax tight muscles in the temple and neck regions.

Scalp massage is said to offer a variety of benefits, which may include stress relief, reduction in headaches and migraines, and a boost in blood flow. The increase in blood flow aids in feeding and strengthening the hair follicles, which may cause the hair to grow at a faster rate, as well as aid in the fight to avoid hair loss.

When your scalp is massaged, the rest of you relaxes, too.

This is often caused by repetitive movements that you perform throughout the day. Manual workers, office workers and even check out workers are all examples of people who may be at risk of RSI (repetitive strain injury). Performing the same movement daily – sometimes hundreds or thousands of times, places a lot of stress not only on the muscles but tendons too. The tendon becomes aggravated and inflamed. Soft tissue release of the surrounding muscle allows the arm to move more freely, releasing the tension around the tendon and allowing for blood to flush into the area.