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ArticlesSports Massage and Lymphatic Therapy to Ease Your Pain
Sports Massage and Lymphatic Therapy to Ease Your Pain
As we go through our everyday life, we often feel a little tired and sore from time to time. At TCM Waterway Point, we offer therapeutic massages such as Sports Massage and Lymphatic Drainage Therapy for relaxation and pain management.
There are many different modalities of body massage, each aimed at achieving a different goal. As we go through our everyday life, we often feel a little tired and sore from time to time. At Thomson Chinese Medicine Waterway Point, we offer therapeutic massages such as Sports Massage and Lymphatic Drainage Therapy for relaxation and pain management.
Sports Massage is a clinical massage therapy, designed mainly for treating musculoskeletal and soft-tissue injuries. The purpose is to provide pain relief, clear lactic acid from muscles, aid muscle recovery and prevent further injury.
Although it is called “Sports Massage”, everybody can benefit from this massage, regardless of whether you’re an athlete or not. If you want to feel better, feel more flexible, be more positive or improve your sleep, then this is for you. Our therapist will customise techniques accordingly based on each individual condition and needs.
Techniques of Sports Massage
Effleurage, petrissage frictions and percussion are commonly applied during a session of sports massage. The therapist will customise techniques accordingly based on each individual condition and needs.
How Frequent Should I Get Sports Massage?
There’s no limitation for any healthy person to receive sports massage. However, if there are certain issue with your muscles, a series of sessions usually up to 3-4 times is recommended for best results.
Lymphatic Drainage Therapy (LDT)
The lymphatic system is a drainage system that help maintain fluid balance in the body. It also the first line of defence in protecting the body against infection by producing lymphocytes to fight off disease-causing microorganism. When the lymph nodes become blocked, it causes fluids and toxin to build up, making us feel tired and more susceptible to illness.
Through LDT’s gentle massage technique, it can effectively drain excessive build-up of fluid in the body’s tissue spaces and clear stagnant fluid from lymph nodes.
Speed up healing from cold and flu
Restore your immune system
Reduce pain and swelling
Reduce stress and fatigue
Improve general tiredness
Help with post exercise recovery
It is important to note that, this is not suitable for those with medical issues such as congestive heart failure, acute infection or fever, deep vein thrombosis, acute renal failure.
Techniques of LDT
Therapist uses hand to perform light effleurage, rotary strokes on the skin. The skin is stretched and pumped in circular motion and repeated about 3 – 5 times per stroke. Minimal oil will be applied if the skin is dry. The pressure is light and does not cause redness of the skin.
How Frequent Should I Get LDT?
This therapy can be done on a weekly basis for about 6 sessions, thereby followed by once a month to help keep your immune system strong.
Leona Chia is a Certified Sports Massage Therapist and has been practising body therapy for more than 19 years. As a practitioner, she has found great joy and passion in helping clients deal with somatic symptom disorder.
The therapies she practises include, but are not limited to, myofascial sports massage, trigger point release, manual lymphatic drainage, abdomen massage for slimming and meridian massage, with a special interest in deep tissue myofascial bodywork.
She has obtained teaching qualification and has conducted massage courses at several institutes including Bodywork Training Institute (2002-2004), SPAcademy, 2003-2004 (Raffles Knowledge P.L.) and TCM & Healthcare College (2013-2018).