Massage is a form of hands on therapy that involves pressing, kneading and the working out of tight, tense muscles, ligaments and tendons in the body to help relaxation and relieve pain.
Studies have shown massage to be helpful in a whole host of conditions such as:
- Anxiety, stress and depression
- Chronic pain
- Following Orthopaedic Surgery
- Insomnia related to stress
- Jaw pain
- Nerve pain
- Soft Tissue pain
- Sports Injuries
There are many types of massage available in our Limerick clinic, all of which are provided by our expert Chartered Physiotherapists.
Deep Tissue Massage
Great for tight, sore muscles, this type of massage involves slow, firm strokes that target the deepest layers of muscles and soft tissue. It’s great relieving general aches and pains and particularly for those working long hours that suffer from neck, shoulder and back pain.
This is a more gentle form of massage that uses kneading, skin rolling and circular movements to ease out tight or painful muscle. This works well for muscles that are just too sore for deep tissue massage and can be very helpful in aiding relaxation and distressing.
This is tailored for sports people. It targets the specific area that the sports person feels tight in and is a great way to loosen up before an sporting event or to fast track recovery between events. It is also a vital component in the recovery of many sports injuries.
Trigger Point Massage
Some of us can get very tight, very deep areas of tension. Trigger point massage focuses directly on these areas and treats them aggressively. This works very well for conditions such as headaches, shoulder pain and back pain.
So if you’re looking to de-stress, get rid of aches and pains, or relief from a specific injury, massage may be for you. Give us a call in our Limerick clinic or book an appointment with our patient services team and we’d be happy to talk through the best option for you.