Sports, Deep Tissue & Clinical Massage

Sports, Deep Tissue & Clinical Massage

Sports massage was designed to assist in correcting problems and imbalances in soft tissue caused by repetitive and strenuous physical activity. The application of sports massage, before and after exercise can enhance performance, reduce recovery time and prevent injury.

Some of the benefits of Sports massage is the therapist can remove the accumulation of general aches and pains that some sportsmen seem to accept as normal to the gradual build up. These aches and pains can lead to more serious problems, so the benefits of regular sports massage for injury prevention is great. With massage, the therapist is acutely aware of how the tissues, fascia and muscles feel and respond and will adapt the treatment to the specific needs of the clients.

Shortened muscles can do no effective work. Part of an effective Sports massage treatment is to apply stretches to attempt to lengthen the tissues and muscles . Sports massage emphasizes prevention and healing of injuries to the muscles and tendons and can be beneficial for people with injuries, chronic pain or restricted range of motion.

I do a dynamic and intensive massage with assisted stretches stimulating circulation & Deep Tissue to release tight muscles.

Deep tissue massage is a type of massage therapy that focuses on realigning deeper layers of muscles and connective tissue. Using mostly forearms and elbows to apply deep pressure to manipulate the deeper tissue layers in the body. It is especially helpful for chronic aches and pains and contracted areas such as stiff neck and upper back, low back pain, leg muscle tightness, and sore shoulders.

At certain points during the massage, there might be some discomfort. Deep tissue movements are slower and the pressure is deeper and concentrated on areas of tension and pain. I work with skill and care not to cause more pain. It`s important for me to work with my clients and I remain within their comfort range.

With Clinical massage the therapist generally focuses in on the problem area aimed at alleviating pain due to injury or shortened muscle. Clinical Massage Therapy is massaging with a purpose.

With massage, it is always necessary to regard the individual as a whole organism – everything is connected and related. Complex systems are more than the mere sum of their parts. For example, tight muscles in the neck could cause a headache. Low back pain requires investigation of the gluteal area as well as hamstrings.

Recover quicker. Maintain condition. Prevent injuries.

I look forward to assisting you.

Maristha 079 768 0676

Meet the Therapist

Maristha Schellink

Maristha Schellink

I have the expertise and ability to take a relaxing massage to therapeutic levels as required. A gifted massage therapist qualified in Sports massage, Deep tissue, Clinical massage, Acupressure, Swedish, Pregnancy massage and Lomi Lomi. Your care and well-being are my priorities. Restore. Relax. Heal.