“Getting up before the sun, training on a regular basis requires a huge amount of dedication and commitment. Our body is like a machine, it requires regular maintenance. If we don’t look after ourselves by getting enough sleep, the correct nourishment and assisting our muscles and joints with recovery – we risk burning out and injuring ourselves.
Coming back from an injury can take weeks, even months causing a significant impact on us both physically and mentally as form is lost quickly, and takes time to gain back. Whether you are in training for competition, or you are active for health and fitness – both athletes and non-athletes alike will gain physiological and psychological benefits from receiving massage therapy.
There’s nothing more satisfying for me than seeing the amazed look on a client’s face after a treatment, when they perform movements they couldn’t beforehand.”Amy
Amy is a qualified Allied Health professional with a Diploma in Remedial Massage, and a member of the Australian Natural Therapies Association. She has been involved in competitive sports since a young age, and understands the strain regular training places on you both physically and mentally.
At Race Ready, each treatment plan is always tailored to the individual so you know it is personalised, measured and regularly adapted to address your own specific goals. Clients can also take advantage of Private Health insurance rebates where applicable. Whether your goal is to increase your range of movement & flexibility, enhance your performance, rehabilitate an injury or simply to relieve those aches and pains – we’re here to help you achieve it!
Sports Massage Therapy focuses on the biomechanical requirements of the specific sport, and is broken down into three key areas:
- Restorative Massage which enhances the athlete’s physical and mental recovery from strenuous activity, and rehabilitation to facilitate healing after an injury;
- Training Massage which is used to shorten the recovery period from strenuous exertion, decrease risk of injury and maintain athlete’s optimal health;
- Event Massage which is used to help the athlete prepare for, or recover from a competitive event.
Remedial Massage Therapy incorporates a variety of techniques such as Myofascial Release (MFR), Muscle Energy Technique (MET), Positional Release Technique (PRT), Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) stretching and Articulatory technique or “joint mobilisation”. These techniques encourage healing of injured muscles, tendons and ligaments, as well as increasing range of motion and flexibility.
Neuromuscular Therapy is also known as Trigger Point Therapy. The technique is a very precise treatment of the body’s soft tissue and aims to remove or release “knots” in the muscles. These knots are adhesions in the muscle tissue, and left untreated can cause restricted range of motion, chronic pain and muscular dysfunction.
Therapeutic Massage uses a combination of techniques and is designed to promote relaxation, soothe aches & pains and improve blood circulation to promote healthy muscle function. Types of therapeutic massage include Deep Tissue and Pregnancy Massage.