#1 Sport Massage
We believe in providing high quality care that will make a difference, and therefore every session includes an assessment of your issues, your range of movement, function, and pain.
We treat athletes from a wide range of sporting backgrounds to aid in performance and avoid sports injuries.
Finally, we treat those suffering from chronic pain issues in their neck, back, hips or legs, who need help with their symptoms while they work to find a solution.
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Neck pain is pain in or around the spine beneath your head, known as the cervical spine. Neck pain is a common symptom of many different injuries and medical conditions.
You might have axial neck pain (felt mostly in the neck) or radicular neck pain (pain shoots into other areas such as the shoulders or arms). It can be acute (lasting from days to up to 6 weeks) or chronic (lasts longer than 3 months to years).
Neck pain can interfere with daily activities and reduce your quality of life if left untreated.
Low back pain can result from many different injuries, conditions or diseases — most often, an injury to muscles or tendons in the back.
Pain can range from mild to severe. In some cases, pain can make it difficult or impossible to walk, sleep, work or do everyday activities.
Usually, lower back pain gets better with rest, pain relievers and physical therapy (PT). Cortisone injections and hands-on treatments (like osteopathic or chiropractic manipulation) can relieve pain and help the healing process. Some back injuries and conditions require surgical repair.
The "exercise revolution" has resulted in higher levels of activity in people of all ages. As a result, shoulder pain and shoulder problems have become more and more common.
Rotator cuff tears, arthritis, fractures, bursitis, and shoulder instability, including acute dislocations, are among the most common conditions of shoulder pain.
Most shoulder problems do not require surgery, and are best treated with sport therapy.
Elbow pain is extremely common – whether due to aging, overuse, trauma or a sports injury. When elbow pain interferes with carrying the groceries, participating in your favorite activities or getting a good night’s sleep, it’s time to seek medical advice.
Your elbow is a hinge joint between the radius and ulna of the forearm, and the humerus of the upper arm. The bones are held together by ligaments. The primary ligaments of the elbow are the medial collateral ligament (MCL) on the inside of the elbow and the lateral collateral ligament (LCL) on the outside. Several muscles surrounding the joint are responsible for movement. The tendons attach the muscle to the bone, the cartilage covers and protects the ends of the bones, and bursa sacs provide lubrication and protection around the joint.
HAND/ WRIST PAIN
With how much we rely on our hands, there’s no wonder hand and wrist pain can be so disabling and frustrating. When this pain interferes with typing on your computer, spending time on your hobbies or even getting yourself ready in the morning, it’s time to seek medical advice.
Your hand is made up of 27 bones, including eight in the wrist (called carpals), five in the palm (called metacarpals) and 14 (called phalanges) that make up your fingers and thumb. The bones are held together by ligaments and two main sets of muscles and tendons: flexors (used to bend the thumb and fingers) that connect to the underside of the forearm, and extensors (used to straighten them out) and connect to the top of the forearm.
Hip pain can occur because of arthritis, injuries or problems with your hip socket. People of all ages can experience hip pain, but older people are more likely to develop it due to arthritis and bone fractures. Dancers, gymnasts and other athletes who move their hips in all directions are more likely to injure their hips, especially from overuse.
Knee pain can occur for many reasons, most commonly because of overuse, injuries or arthritis. You can experience knee pain at any age, but older people are more likely to develop it due to degeneration of the joint, a condition known as osteoarthritis.
These types of injuries can cause knee instability and pain.
Ankle pain refers to any kind of pain or discomfort affecting any part of the ankle. Ankle pain can happen for many reasons. The most common causes include injury, arthritis and normal wear and tear. Depending on the cause, you may feel pain or stiffness anywhere around the ankle. Your ankle may also swell, and you may not be able to put any weight on it.
Often times, conditions can be treated without surgery. If you’ve had an ankle injury or surgery, sport therapy can also help you heal. Sport therapy strengthens the muscles that support your feet and ankles. The therapy can relieve pain and prevent future injuries.
How much does a Sport Massage cost?
For RAW Members:
30 mins session: $50
60 mins session: $90
30 mins session: $60
60 mins session: $100
Sports massage falls under the clinical category whereas a relaxation massage, as its name implies, is more focused on relaxation and stress relief.
We will collect full upfront payment via credit/ debit cards, cash and bank transfer. Our payment system is powered by First Data payment gateway. Therefore, you can rest assure that your card details are safely secured and it will not be disclosed to us in any form.
Yes. Sports massage has been proven to reduce recovery time, swelling and edema. A skilful massage therapist will also locate and release trigger points formed as a result of the original trauma.
Sports massage is however not recommended in the acute stage (first 72 hours) of an injury.
If you are feeling lost, unsure or amiss, call us for advice and book an appointment to put your mind at ease.
Sports massage can be beneficial both pre-and post-event.
Pre-event massage can be carried out anytime from two days to immediately before an event. It can help increase the circulation of blood to the muscles and tissue elasticity for a wider range of movement.
Applying a sports massage after a heavy training session will help the muscles to relax, improve circulation and restore the flexibility. This allows for a quicker recovery and return to training without the usual stiffness and soreness.
There may be a feeling of discomfort during the massage session, depending on the level of pain the patient is already experiencing in the area.
Our massage therapists always seek to minimise pain and discomfort, even if it is chronic or long-term. They work within your pain threshold to help you heal, and restore movement and function.
It is therefore important that you communicate the pain (if any) to your therapist so that he/she can adjust the intensity.
Among our regular clients at RAW are amateur and elite athletes who integrate sports massage into their regular training routines to help them perform at their peak levels. These athletes often come in once a week for a restorative rub-down.
There can also be a targeted plan with a goal that is based around a health outcome, e.g. injury treatment. A series of timed visits may be part of the larger plan to improve the specific medical challenges that you may be facing. As such, you may find a difference in the suggested frequency of your massage visits.
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