Sports and Remedial Massage

What is sports & remedial massage?

Sports and remedial massage is a targeted, deeper form of soft tissue massage for the relief of chronic tensions, stiffness or pain. Effective relief for neck/shoulder pain, headaches, lower back pain, sport injury recovery or on-going preventative maintenance.

You fill out a client form at the first session and we discuss your medical history, conditions and what you want to achieve during the session. Mayumi may check your range of movements in your affected joints. Then, find out which muscles to focus on during the session. You will be required to remove some of your clothes to get treated the right muscles. Mayumi will cover your body with nice and clean towels so that you feel more comfortable through the session. Although deep tissue massage is beneficial to alleviate your symptoms it should not be painful. Mayumi always checks the pain scale with you. Sports and remedial massage is not only for rehabilitation or injuries but it is also great to rebalance between body and mind as relaxation.

Treatment prices:

30 minutes  =  £35
60 minutes   =  £50
90 minutes  =  £70

Techniques for sports/remedial massage:

Cross-Fiber Massage – Friction techniques applied in a general manner to create a stretching and broadening effect in large muscle groups; or on site-specific muscle and connective tissue, deep transverse friction applied to reduce adhesions and to help create strong, flexible repair during the healing process.

Myofascial Release– Myofascia is the intricate, three-dimensional web of tissue that connects, surrounds and supports every organ, muscle, bone, artery and vein in our body.  Once tightened areas have been identified, the therapist will work on affected areas by applying light manual pressure which stretches and massages those rigid and taut myofascia. Whilst it can be an intense process, it should not be painful and any initial discomfort should quickly subside. Patients can find the treatment both satisfying and deeply relaxing.

Soft Tissue Release (STR)– STR  aims to stretch and lengthen the shortened muscles. It is particularly useful when a muscle becomes very tense and shortened. This is accomplished by applying pressure to a shortened muscle, which creates a temporary origin for the muscle, effectively shortening the actual length of the muscle. Moving the joint (actively or passively) then lengthens the muscle, this provides a stretch from the temporary origin of the muscle to its insertion.

Muscle Energy Techniues (MET) MET is aimed at improving joint function and normalising joint range of motion by using a muscle’s own energy in the form of gentle isometric contractions. MET is believed to be particularly helpful in lengthening postural muscles, which are prone to shortening.

Trigger point therapy– A trigger point is a specific point or area in a muscle that can causes pain to refer to another part of the body. For example, a trigger point located in the neck could be the source of a headache or even toothache. Neck pain may be “referred” from a trigger point in the shoulders or back. If you have enough trigger points, you may start to feel intense pain and experience limited muscle mobility. Specific finger, thumb, or elbow pressure into trigger points in muscle, to reduce the hypersensitivity, muscle spasms, and to break down adhesions.

What conditions would benefit?

  • Neck/Shoulder pain
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Lower back pain
  • Sciatica/Piriformis Syndrome
  • RSI (Repetitive Strain Injury)
  • Depression, stress or Anxiety
  • Insomnia/ Sleep disorder
  • TMJ syndrome
  • Tennis/Golfer’s Elbow
  • Headaches/Migraines
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Arthritis


How it works?

  • To increase the oxygen level in the area
  • To stimulate blood flow
  • To treat overused or shortened muscles
  • To relieve pain,
  • To prevent injuries
  • To increase flexibility
  • To break up of adhesions between muscle and realign