Injury prevention and recovery, pre and post event, as part of training or just for relaxation. Massage is for everyone, the sporty and non-sporty alike. Hazel works with a mixture of clients from club runners & triathletes looking to have regular massage during training, manual or office workers who have muscular pain from work related posture, junior athletes, not-so-junior/veteran athletes and people with specific injuries whether it be from the sport they play or the job they do.
Your treatment is entirely tailored to you and will include a medical/injury history. Depending on what is right for you on the day your treatment could include a mixture of sports massage techniques. Treatment is always discussed and explained and designed to get you out of pain and back doing the activities you enjoy as fast as possible. Sports massage isn't a set routine, it will be the appropriate treatment for you and your sports/event/life on that particular day. Hazel uses a mixture of sports massage, myofascial release techniques, soft tissue release, muscle energy techniques, trigger point release, medical acupuncture (if appropriate and always discussed prior to use), K-taping and stretching techniques. Some aftercare and exercise/stretching advice will also be given if needed at the end of treatment. Your treatment is entirely tailored to your needs whether you need a general massage as a relaxing and de-stressing treatment or you require some specific work on an area that has become sore and tight and injury prone.
Sports massage is a safe and effective way of treating the bodies soft tissues (muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia). Massage eases tight muscles and helps with pain as it has an effect on the nerve endings and nervous system. Massage can aid recovery by effecting the localised blood and lymph circulation in the muscle cells. Massage is great at helping to prevent niggles/reoccurring tight areas from becoming injury as techniques can be used to ease specific tight areas and prevent them from effecting the joints & other tissue structures they surround. Massage has relaxing effects and aids the fascia and muscles to relax and ease.
Medical Acupuncture is a very effective way to help ease pain and increase healing in the muscle tissue by accurately targeting the muscle tissue. It helps to sedate nerve endings and ease pain, it also aids localised blood flow to the troubled area which can aid recovery.