Massage therapy is one of the most important skills that MIAPT Physical Therapists are trained in. Our training places a great empasis on setting us apart from other therapists through our hands on skills, from palpation to therapeutic technique. As part of our BSc degree curriculum, we have to qualify with our certificate in massage therapy and our occupational first aid certificate before we can even progress into the 2nd year of the degree course.
Whether you are looking for sports performance maintainence, injury diagnosis and rehabilitation or just relaxation, we are are experienced hands-on therapists that can apply and provide a range of techniques depending on your requirements.
Massage Techniques on offer:
Sport massage: Developed to help with muscle systems used for a particular sport, sports massage uses a variety of approaches to help athletes in training -- before, during, or after sports events. You might use it to promote flexibility and help prevent injuries. Or, it may help muscle strains, aiding healing after a sports injury.
Swedish massage: The most common type of massage is Swedish massage therapy. It involves soft, long, kneading strokes, as well as light, rhythmic, tapping strokes, on topmost layers of muscles. This is also combined with movement of the joints. By relieving muscle tension, Swedish therapy can be both relaxing and energizing. And it may even help after an injury
Myofascial massage: Myofascial (mi-oh-FASH-al) release is a manual therapy technique often used in massage. The technique focuses on pain believed to arise from myofascial tissues — the tough membranes that wrap, connect and support your muscles. The focused manual pressure and stretching used in myofascial release therapy loosen up restricted movement, leading indirectly to reduced pain.