Massage

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A massage can be an extremely beneficial treatment as a part of a client’s recovery plan. While people commonly go on a massage to relax and relieve from tension, it can have significant therapeutic properties. At SportsTec Clinic, we recommend massage therapy to people who are recovering from an injury. We’ve seen first-hand that massage therapy can hasten the recovery process because it helps loosen muscles, improve muscle tone and increase their flexibility. Our professional massage therapists promise to take a personalised approach to your recovery and modify the session to ensure you leave our centre feeling like a better and improved version of yourself.

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Who is massage therapy for

Here at SportsTec Clinic, we welcome absolutely everyone! We are equipped and qualified to answer the needs of recreational and professional athletes, as well as people who are suffering from chronic pain caused by a sedentary lifestyle.

Therapeutic massage is suitable for people of all ages, even as a standalone treatment. In fact, we have a long list of clients who arrive at our clinic just to enjoy a massage that will keep them relaxed and in good physical condition. 

The value of massage therapy is best illustrated by an example. Sometimes, someone with shoulder impingement may have tight pectorals (pecs) and tight latissimus dorsi (lats), which restrict the arm as it goes overhead. This then means muscles have to work harder to lift the arm up overhead, jamming the shoulder and causing pain. Release through the muscles and connective tissue makes this easier and therefore reduces pain.

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From an evidence-based practice point of view, research shows massage therapy is effective in the treatment of lower back pain as well as a range of musculoskeletal issues. Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS) can also be reduced by massage as well as working to improve recovery of the muscles post-exercise. Therapeutic massage also showed to improve circulation, enhance the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to muscle cells. Ultimately, you are looking at a lowered blood pressure, stress levels, improved immune system and breathing.   

Book in with us today for one of the following types of massage:

Sports
Remedial
Oncology
Pre/postnatal
Oedema (swelling)
Relaxation

The best remedial massage in Canberra

At STC, we collaborate hand in hand with our massage therapists to reduce injury recovery time. We employ certified and experienced massage therapists who have worked with a range of clients treating a variety of conditions. They are able to assess your needs and modify massage therapy so that it helps you deal with any pain, injury or even slight discomfort that prevents you from operating at your fullest potential on a daily basis.

We are at your service whether you wish to schedule massage only or you want us to design a greater recovery plan to treat a sports or any other injury.