People often ask us about the difference between Sports Massage vs Remedial Massage. And when should you use them to get the best benefits?
The most important thing to remember is, above all that whichever style of Massage you do choose, at Paramount Health you will have it tailored to your exact needs each visit. This way you have no fear about making the wrong choice!
Sports Massage Vs Remedial Massage Difference
- The definition for Remedial is “giving or intended as a remedy or cure”
Remedial Massage is a very thorough and precise all over Massage. It is designed to iron out any areas of tension or knots you may have
Remedial Massage can also be an all over general massage. The therapist treats you head to toe finding and releasing tension as they go.
It can also be a very targeted, focussed session. For example a dedicated leg session or an upper body, shoulders and neck treatment. This option is ideal when you have specific concerns.
- It is appropriate (with caution) at any time
The massage is inclusive of skills and techniques such as myofascial release, trigger point therapy and dry needling.
Remedial Massage is a base line that each therapist can then value add to their clients. This will depend on their individual skills and experience.
Sports Massage techniques and pressure will alter depending on where the client is in their training program.
Sports Massage is inclusive of recovery Massage after big events. Here the focus is on flushing and working through the muscles to improve recovery times.
It utilises a lot more dynamic techniques such as stretching, MET and PNF. Active release techniques will also be used. The idea being that we can soften the muscles quickly and painlessly.
There is less intention towards specificity and trigger points. unless very active and currently painful. The focus is geared towards general long strokes, stimulating blood flow. This also frees up any fibrous tension whilst simultaneous causing minimal pain.
So which Massage is best?
I’m a triathlete, when is the best time for my massage?
Most triathletes will feel their worst whilst tapering.
This becomes the perfect time to get a good solid Remedial Massage.
We can get out those trigger points and iron out any issues.