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Treatment & Benefits

What is Massage?

Massage is defined as ‘‘mechanical manipulation of body tissues with rhythmical pressure and stroking for the purpose of promoting health and well-being’’ (1), and it is used in sport for many purposes (2, 3). These include:

  • Pre-exercise preparation

  • Post-exercise recovery

  • Injury prevention

  • Injury rehabilitation

Maintaining the quality of the soft tissue plays a vital part in optimising performance and reducing the likelihood of injury. You can stretch and foam roll all day long but nothing quite hits the mark like a good quality sports massage.

Each treatment is tailored to you, treating your specific needs, whether it is sport, relaxation, fitness maintenance or aiming for peak performance. Massage is ideal for injury prevention and post-injury rehabilitation as well as for general maintenance of health.

It's important to drink a lot of water after a soft tissue massage to help flush lactic acid out of the tissues. If you don't, you’re more likely to be sore the next day.

Benefits of massage:
  • Injury prevention

  • Greater flexibility

  • Increased range of movement

  • Functional muscle balance

  • Improved circulation

  • Faster recovery times

  • Pain relief

  • Greater energy

  • Relaxation

  • Restore sleep patterns

  • Improved posture

Sports & Remedial Massage Therapy

Who do I treat?

I treat various sportsmen and women, parents, office workers, runners, rock climbers, riders, musicians, artists, photographers, figure skaters… you get the picture… I treat any body and everybody because everyone shares a common factor – we all have bodies which are susceptible to injury and stress. I believe that we all could benefit from some type of massage.

Tara Vaughan's Clinic
Sports & Remedial Massage Therapy
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