What styles of massage therapy are used at Fix Physio?
Remedial massage is a systematic body assessment that aims to treat muscles, ligaments, tendons and other connective tissues. The treatment is tailored to each individual’s specific needs, finding the underlying cause of discomfort to relieve the symptoms for good.
Benefits: releases muscle tension, improves joint flexibility, increases blood flow to the tissues, and can reduce stress, tension and anxiety.
Conditions: stiff neck, headaches, lower back pain, sciatica, carpal tunnel, chronic pain and others.
Sports massage is a specific treatment which combines Deep Soft Tissue Massage (DSTM), active release, myofascial release and stretching to boost an individual’s performance, shorten their recovery time, prevent injury and reduce pain. It can be performed at different stages such as pre-event or post-event during recovery period or during rehabilitation of an injury. Sports massage is recommended for any individual who is active from social walkers to elite athletes preparing for specific sporting events.
Benefits: Prevents injury, boosts performance, reduces pain, shortens recovery time
Deep tissue massage
DTM is a technique that uses firm slower strokes to release deeper layers of muscle and fascia in the body. It helps to increase blood flow, release chronic tension and increase flexibility in muscles,ligaments and tendons.
Trigger point therapy
Trigger points, also called Myofascial trigger points are described as “hyperirritable spots in the fascia surrounding skeletal muscle and are a common cause of pain”. Myofascial pain often results form muscle injury or repetitive strain. When injured or stressed, muscles often form trigger points, like contracted knots or palpable nodules in taut bands that can cause pain, stiffness and restriction in range of motion. The discomfort from trigger points can cause referred pain. Referred pain is where a trigger point in one muscle can create pain in another area of the body.
Trigger points can easily be confused with many other problems. The skilled practitioner helps to recognize the symptoms of myofascial pain, palpates muscles for myofascial trigger points and assists in releasing these areas of tension.
Myofascial release therapy is very effective technique using gently sustained pressure that assists in releasing muscular tension and pain and restoring mobility. It works on elimination pain around area of discomfort but is also effective throughout the whole body.
Conditions: temporo-mandibular joint disorder, carpal tunnelsyndrome, migraine headaches, etc.
Emmett therapy is a unique light finger pressure technique applied to specific points of the body to ease aches and pains, increase range of movement and return the client’s body to a positive balanced state. This therapy offers fast relief with effects noticeable before the end of the treatment. It works well either on its own or in combination with other massage techniques.