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