Massage is not just a luxury, it is a way to a happier and healthier life.
YKPT offers professional remedial and sports massage by trained and qualified therapists, ensuring that athletes of every discipline can receive the support they need to be their best. Perfect for athletes who are increasing their training load, an appointment with our therapists can help break up some of that stiffness and pain, leaving you ready to return to the sport you love. However, our massage services are for more than just aches and pains; they can help ease your body in and out of periods of intense exercise and exertion.
Our RMT’s combine a wide variety of massage therapy techniques and work closely with our physiotherapists to develop a comprehensive care plan to get you perform better, heal better and feel better.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue massage involves applying firm pressure and slow strokes using elbows, forearms, knuckles and thumbs to reach deeper layers of muscle and fascia. It is used for chronic aches and pain and contracted areas such as a stiff neck and upper back, low back pain, leg muscle tightness, and sore shoulders. Deep tissue massage can help increase the range of movement of the targeted area, removing stiffness and increasing its flexibility - ideal for athletes.
A Swedish massage is designed to relax the entire body by rubbing the muscles in long, gliding strokes in the direction of blood returning to the heart. Swedish massage can help increase the level of oxygen in the blood and improve circulation and flexibility and prepare the body for deep tissue massage.
Myofascial Release is a safe and very effective hands-on technique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure into the Myofascial connective tissue restrictions to eliminate pain and restore motion. This style of treatment is generally performed directly on the skin without oils or creams and can be uncomfortable at times, but very effective.
Prenatal massage helps ease tension to help with relaxation and pain relief, while keeping mom and baby safe and comfortable. Prenatal massage can help alleviate pregnancy back pain and increase blood circulation, which can provide more oxygen and nutrients to the baby.
Typically, the therapist will position the expecting mother on her side and place pillows for support and comfort. A specific pregnancy body pillow might also be used.