Here at DCMFitness we offer a selection of massage and soft tissue therapy. If you are just looking for a massage for much needed stress relief or to ease any pains from a niggling injury our Sports and Remedial Massage Therapist Dave Mason has got this covered for you.
Soft Tissue Therapy (STT)
Soft tissue therapy is a form of treatment which combines traditional therapeutic and sports massage techniques with soft tissue release, deep tissue massage, trigger point work and lymphatic drainage.
While having treatment the soft tissues (muscles, fascia, ligaments, tendons, skin) are manipulated with the main aim of correcting any soft tissue imbalances that are often caused from repetitive movements, physical activity, sitting positions and posture and traumas.
Sports massage is not just for people who play sports or exercise. It can be used by anybody who has an injury, chronic muscular pain, tightness and inflexibility in your muscles. The massage treatment aims to stretch and release tight muscles and stimulates inactive muscles.
The difference with sports massage is the main focus on recovery from training and the early identification and treatment of potential soft tissue conditions. The treatment also helps improve the body posture, flexibility to the muscles, aid and speed the recovery process of
the body and prevent injury.
The majority of general aches and pains that are caused by lifestyle stresses are minor soft tissue conditions. These may recover naturally over time; though this is often not the case and they can develop into more serious and complex issues. Remedial massage has proved over the years to be a fast and effective way of dealing with these minor soft tissue conditions by helping the body's own natural repair processes.
Remedial 'massage' includes techniques that have developed from traditional massage and included some from other therapy disciplines. They are used to help release tight muscles and to stimulate repair. These techniques are combined with massage to provide the most effective treatment possible and these include:
Soft Tissue Release (STR) - A mechanical lock and stretch technique to stretch and 'unstick' congested muscle tissue
Muscle Energy Technique (MET) - Stimulation of the nervous system, enabling muscles to be stretched and to encourage inactive muscles.
Neuromuscular Technique (NMT) - Using the nervous system to eradicate pain and tension. Trigger points can also be deactivated using this technique
Who Is it For?
We all pick up injuries from time to time, whether it’s a bad back from picking up or carrying the kids, spending hours stuck at a desk from 9-5 or even an injury from a sports performance our massage therapy services can help you with the following;
About our therapist
David started his career qualifying as a Level 5 Sports and Remedial Massage Therapist with The London School of Sports Massage. A lot of the work David has carried out has been with the running community where he started working with local athletics clubs and fitness organisations within Kent and London. David is a keen runner and is a former professional athlete and he uses his experience to help in the rehabilitation of his clients injuries and improve their overall performance.
David also advices and treats a number of high level athletes in a variety of different sports from club, regional and National level on their training and the best course of rehabilitation towards their overall performance. Training through the ISRM he has successful relationships in treating clients from elite professional athletes, sports clubs, private organisations and local gym providers
David’s treatments can help you with back pain, muscle soreness & frozen shoulder etc. Along with regular massage strokes, I use techniques specific to sports massage such as Soft Tissue Release (STR), Neuromuscular Technique (NMT) and Muscle Energy Technique (MET). These techniques help with clients overall recovery and rehabilitation.
David Mason LSSM (DIP)