Soft Tissue Work

Our sports massage therapist will break down any adhesions or scar tissue that has built up within the tissues.  The aim of these sessions is to improve tissue quality and not to over-stretch or weaken the muscles.  Once the structure has been well aligned, the soft tissue improvements are long lasting. This naturally leads to better flexibility and function as the muscle is balanced and pain free. Now that the movement is correct it is important to strengthen and address lifestyle factors that may impact your long term maintenance.

Sports Injury Treatment areas:


Remedial / Sports Massage therapy is becoming more widely accepted as a positive and effective treatment for many types of back pain and/or as an adjunct to other medical treatments. Research shows that massage therapy has several potential health benefits for back pain sufferers, including:. Read more
Remedial Massage therapy within the first week or two of a sprain can support and speed the healing process considerably. The swelling can be reduced by directly applying massage to the injured foot, as well as help deliver fresh blood to the area. Massage can help in a number of ways. Read more.
Bad posture can be the cause of a large number of muscular issues. When talking about ‘postural correction’ we have a chicken and egg situation. Without correcting your posture your muscles tension will not change long term. Without relaxed muscles, you will find it difficult to correct your posture.Read more.
A pulled or strained hamstring is very rarely a result of direct contact. You will find that it is a result of movement, maybe due to running or sprinting within sport. When treating a strained or pulled hamstring it is important to start immediately. The first 48 hours are critical to how and how fast you will recover.Read more.
The ‘things you can do’ along with the treatment we perform at Active Therapy South are much the same as for hamstring injuries, remembering that movement must be Pain Free and vitally important in the early (chronic) stage… RICE.Read more.
An important aspect of any surgical procedure is the recovery process. Remedial Massage Therapy can play an important role as a supplement to prescribed rehabilitation procedures after surgery.Read more.
We at Active Therapy South believe in a patient centered approach and are committed to getting you back up and running as quickly as possible. Although the techniques used are muscular based we firmly believe that what we do is not only an effective treatment in its own right, but supports other musculoskeletal treatments such as Chiropractic, Osteopathic and Physiotherapy.Read more.