Massage Therapist Glasgow

At The Foot and Leg Clinic we are delighted to work with a very experienced and qualified massage therapists who are dedicated to providing our clients with a first class massage treatment.

There are many benefits to massage treatment, but only if carried out by a suitably qualified and experienced therapist. At the Foot and Leg Clinic our massage therapists will treat you as an individual and tailor your massage to suit your needs.

Massage Therapy for Non-Sport People

Remedial massage therapy has excellent benefits on your physical health. If any of the joints in your body are a little ‘wonky’ then you will most likely benefit from remedial massage therapy.  Most us are a little ‘out of alignment’ and this means we are over using certain muscle groups in the body. This can lead to injury, pain, muscle ache and stiffness.  Remedial massage therapy can help relieve over used muscles or ‘tightened’ muscles.

Sports Massage Glasgow

A Sports Massage is ideal for people at all sporting levels and can help pre-and-post sporting events. Regular sports massage can help reduce muscle strains and pain from training and help speed up post workout recovery. If you have a sports injury you may need a remedial treatment like Active Release Techniques which quickly break down scar tissue and adhesions.

The prime purpose of sports massage therapy is to help alleviate the stress and tension which builds up in the body’s soft tissues during physical activity. Where minor injuries and lesions occur, due to overexertion and/or overuse, massage can break them down quickly and effectively. Above all, it can help prevent those niggling injuries that so often get in the way of performance and achievement, whether you are an athlete, ardent keep-fitter or a once a week jogger.

Sports massage is not just for the sports person: anyone can benefit from sports massage, including people in physically demanding jobs and even those with repetitive work patterns – which includes sitting all day!

 

Benefits of Massage

There are a number of benefits that any type of massage could produce.  Some benefits can be measured directly, such as improved flexibility in the muscles, and others are subjective to the client, such as better digestion or being able to breathe easier.

Swedish:

Swedish techniques generally focus on the more superficial muscles of the body with possible benefits including; Reduction in pain, anxiety and stress. Increased blood flow, circulation, nutrition to muscles and skin and functionality of the immune system.

Deep Tissue:

As the name suggests, muscles and connective tissue that lie deeper within the body can be affected by this type of massage. This allows more movement which can help to change posture and reduce scar tissue laid down from the previous injury, repetitive movements or chronic muscle contraction.

Remedial:

Additional techniques and tests are used with the aim of increasing the range of movement in limited muscles, reducing the risk of re-injury to the area and to restore appropriate balance.

Sports:

There are many similarities to Remedial Massage, with Sports Massage having the added possible benefit of improving athletic performance. Training and competing takes its toll on the body but regular Sports Massage can aid muscle recovery, help to prevent injury and reduce the risk of re-injury. Techniques can be used pre-event, inter-event and post-event.

Oncology:

Massage for people living with cancer could produce a variety of benefits, all of which can improve the quality of life. This is a person-centred, low impact massage with the potential to reduce fatigue and pain, increase the range of movement in affected areas, increase functionality, increase confidence in the body, reduce the volume of lymphoedema in the affected quadrant and fulfils the basic need for human touch.

Type of Massage Possible benefits from all massage Possible additional benefits
Swedish

 

Improves:

  • Circulation
  • Blood flow
  • Tissue repair
  • Nutrition
  • Muscle tone
  • Lymphatic drainage
  • Sleep
  • Quality of life

 

Reduces:

  • Pain
  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Muscle spasm
  • Post-op pain
  • Injury risk
  • Risk of re-injury
Increased functionality of the skin.

Can soothe or stimulate nerves depending on the speed.

Deep Tissue

 

Break up of adhesions and scar tissue.

Promote the development of out-of-tone or wasted muscle.

Remedial

 

Increases R.O.M.

Promote the development of out-of-tone or wasted muscle.

Sports

 

Increase R.O.M.

Enhance athletic performance.

Pre, Inter and Post-event techniques.

Oncology

 

Increase R.O.M, functionality and confidence in the body.

Reduce fatigue and volume of lymphoedema in the affected quadrant.