Remedial Massage

When you come in for a remedial massage at Activate Health & Fitness, we listen to your preferences, identify your problem areas, and develop a treatment plan with you.

Remedial Massage is commonly used to identify the cause of an issue. For example, a majority of neck pain issues we see have nothing to do with the neck and a lot more to do with poor posture and the modern working lifestyle. Only once we identify the true cause of your problem areas can we effectively achieve results.

Remedial Massages are a great choice if you suffer from:

  • Built up tension
  • Prolonged overuse, overloaded, shortened or lengthened muscles causing aches, pains and injuries
  • Sports injuries
  • Jaw pain
  • Arthritis
  • Tennis elbow
  • Muscular spasm and/or cramps

The benefits include:

  • Reduced pain
  • Improved mobility
  • Strengthening and conditioning of surrounding muscles
  • Improved mobility
  • Stretches and/or strengthening exercises provided
  • Maintenance visits for physical, mental and emotional tuneup
  • Improved muscle function and health
  • Stress release
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Sports Massage

Sports Massage (also known as athlete massage) includes trigger point therapy and myofascial release techniques. Myofascial release involves apply gentle and sustained pressure to the myofascial connective tissue restrictions to help reduce pain and improve mobility.

Sports Massages are a great choice if you suffer from:

  • Shin Splints
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Shoulder impingements
  • Patella Tracking pain
  • Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITB Syndrome)
  • Piriformis Syndrome
  • Joint pain (knee, ankle or elbow)
  • DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness)
  • Repetitive strain and/or muscle tension

The benefits include:

  • Increased flexibility and circulation (particularly for pre-event warm up massages)
  • Improved recovery post sport activity or training session
  • Enhanced sports performance
  • Reduced/Prevention of injuries

Effulge and lymphatic drainage

Effulge and lymphatic drainage is a gentle superficial form of massage which involves using direction specific massage to increase lymphatic flow and therefore enhance detoxification.

Lymphatic drainage is great for reducing swelling during the acute injury phase and can reduce congestion/swelling post surgery or after removal of lymph nodes. Therapeutic and remedial massage will also tend to enhance lymphatic drainage to some degree.

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