Massage is the scientific manipulation of soft tissue for injury prevention and therapeutic purposes. It helps to remove the build up of general aches and pains and to restore function back to damaged tissues following injury or trauma. The therapist uses their hands to explore the tissues, find the problems and deal accordingly with the damage, this in turn improves performance, endurance, prevents injuries and loss of joint mobility.
Massage clears away any toxins present within the muscles and encourages them to relax back into a supple state with the aid of blood flow and lymph drainage.It can help with muscle spasms caused by a muscle contraction that has failed to release as the muscle has relaxed. The spasm protects other damaged tissues but can cause joint restriction and muscle tightness. Massage improves the relaxation and desensitisation of muscle fibres that lead to the release of a spasm, therefore improving joint mobility as well as lowering stress levels placed upon the body.