6 Figtree Drive Sydney Olympic Park NSW 2127

Sports Massage

Sydney Olympic Park

Massage services offered at Sydney Sports Medicine Centre in Sydney Olympic Park include: Acupressure, Connective Tissue Therapy, Myofascial Release, Pregnancy Massage, Remedial Massage and Swedish Massage.

Massage therapy can be defined in many ways and come in many forms, also known as modalities. As defined by the Australian Association of Massage Therapists; "Massage is the practice of influencing soft tissue by physical, functional, and in some cases psychological purposes and goals by accredited professionals. Massage involves acting on and inspiring the client's body with pressure (structured, unstructured, stationary, and/or moving), tension, motion, or vibration done manually or with mechanical aids. Target tissues may include muscles, tendons, ligaments, skin, joints, or other connective tissue, as well as lymphatic vessels, and/or organs. Massage can be applied with the hands, fingers, elbows, forearm, and feet."

Acupressure

Acupressure

Acupressure is a technique of Chinese Traditional Medicine and is often described as 'acupuncture without needles'. Deep finger pressure is applied at certain points and can reduce tension, increase circulation and offer pain relief for many complaints, and removes energy blockages to promote good health. These points follow the energy channels of the body's meridian lines. Acupressure is one of the massage therapies that encompass the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit.

Connective Tissue Therapy

Connective Tissue Therapy

Connective Tissue Massage is an intense but non-invasive technique which does not involve the use of oil or lotion. Connective Tissue Massage manipulates fascia, effectively promoting relaxation, vitality and increased awareness. It can be of benefit to almost anyone, as it can relieve chronic tension, improve posture and relieve painful symptoms of chronic diseases such as Arthritis, Tendonitis, TMJ, and Sciatica.

Myofascial Release

Myofascial Release

Myofascial Release Therapy is a very gentle yet very effective hands-on manual therapy using sustained pressure into restrictions in the fascial system. Fascia is a system of thin connective tissue that weaves continuously throughout the body including the muscles, bones, organs arteries veins etc. The therapy is based on the principle that poor posture, physical injury, illness and emotional stress can shift the body out of alignment and cause the intricate web of fascia to become tight and constricted. It connects every part of the body to every other part of the body.

This type of massage eliminates pain and restores motion and function to the body. Adhesions and scar tissue may also be broken down with these types of massage.

Pregnancy Massage

Pregnancy Massage

Pregnancy massage is the application of Swedish and Remedial massage techniques by specially trained practitioners to reduce stress and promote general well-being throughout pregnancy.

Regular massage throughout pregnancy is said to improve comfort for the mother during birthing and to assist with a speedier return to optimal fitness post birth.

Remedial Massage

Remedial Massage

Remedial Massage / Deep Tissue Massage concentrates on the deeper layers of muscle tissue. It aims to release the chronic patterns of tension in the body, through slow strokes and deep finger pressure on contracted areas, by either following or crossing over the muscle fibres, fascia and tendons. The techniques can include Trigger Point Therapy, deep tissue massage and stretching thereby creating an improved range of motion through the joints.

This type of massage therapy addresses specific problems associated with chronic muscular pain, injury rehabilitation, sporting and occupational injuries, and physical and mental fatigue. It's important to drink plenty of water after a deep-tissue session to help eliminate toxins from the body.

Swedish Massage

Swedish Massage

Swedish Massage is a system of long strokes, kneading, friction, tapping, percussion, vibration and shaking motions that apply pressure between muscles and bones, rubbing in the same direction as the flow of blood returning to the heart. Swedish Massage feels good, is relaxing and invigorating.

The main purpose of Swedish Massage is to increase the oxygen flow in the blood and release toxins from the muscles. Some other benefits include shortening recovery time from muscular strain, increased circulation without increased heart load, stretching of ligaments and tendons, skin stimulation and soothing of the nervous system. It reduces stress, both emotional and physical, and is suggested as part of a regular program for stress management.

Sydney Sports Medicine Centre
Level 2, NSWIS Building
6 Figtree Drive
Sydney Olympic Park
NSW 2127

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PO Box 3275
Rhodes NSW 2138

  (02) 9764 3131           (02) 9764 3443

     

Opening Hours

Mon - Thurs

8 am - 7 pm

Fridays

8 am - 6 pm

Saturdays

8 am - 1 pm

Appointments from 7am for some services

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Opening Hours

Mon - Thurs

8 am - 7 pm

Fridays

8 am - 6 pm

Saturdays

8 am - 1 pm

Appointments from 7am for some services