What is physiomassage?
Physiomassage is a diagnostic and therapeutic treatment that involves muscle manipulation to release existing tension. It uses pressure, slow deep strokes and friction across the muscles. It is used to relieve pain, stimulate circulation and loosen trigger points.
The term 'physio' is a prefix that has its origins in the Greek language and refers to the nature or function of the body.
Kairen follows a 3 step physiomassage approach:
Step 1: Consultation and assessment
A free consultation takes around 10 to 15 minutes and will assess your individual need. If you are in pain the first objective is to get you pain free as soon as possible.
Step 2: Treatment
Muscles and tissues are treated to rehabilitate. The number of treatments required will be determined by your overall health and the severity of your problem
Step 3: Maintenance
Kairen will provide you with advice on stretching and exercise so that you can reduce the likelihood of a reoccurence.
Sports massage is a deep tissue physiomassage that works muscles individually rather than in large groups.
Sports massage was designed for athletes, but is useful for anyone with chronic pain, injury or range-of-motion issues.
The treatment was originally developed to help athletes prepare their bodies for optimal performance, recover after a big event, or function well during training. Sports massage emphasises prevention and healing of injuries to the muscles and tendons.
But you don't have to be in the Olympics to benefit from this treatment. Sports massage is also good for people with injuries, chronic pain or restricted range of motion. At Ponteland we use sports massage for people who exercise at any level and incorporate deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy and frictions to work on scar tissue and tight painful muscles.
There are four types of sports massages:
Pre-event sports physiomassage - a short, stimulating massage 15 - 45 minutes before the event. It is directed toward the parts of the body that will be involved in the exertion.
Post-event sports physiomassage - given within an hour or two of the event, to normalise the body's tissues.
Restorative sports physiomassage - given during training to allow the athlete to train harder and with less injury.
Rehabilitative sports injury physiomassage - aimed at alleviating pain due to injury and returning the body to health.