What is Massage Therapy?

We don't just treat your symptoms, we deal with the source of your issues using a variety of massage techniques.

We believe in providing quality care which will make a difference, and therefore every session includes an assessment of your issues, and objective charting of your range of movement, function, and pain.

Each massage therapy program at the UFIT Clinic is designed to suit the needs of the individual. We treat athletes, CrossFit competitors, and runners to aid in performance and avoid injury. We treat both pre-and post-natal mothers to help with pain management and help them deal with the challenges they face while caring for their baby.

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.

Stretch Therapy

Stretch Therapy is a one on one session with a qualified therapist, who will listen to your mobility concerns or training issues, and work with you to reduce muscle tension, restore movement, decrease pain, improve athletic performance and reduce recovery time. It can also improve posture, aid sleep and decrease stress.

Lack of flexibility can come from overworked muscles, tight fascia around a specific joint or from restricted movement such as sitting at a desk. One method we use is Active Isolated Stretching, a dynamic technique that gets results fast and safely, without activating the Stretch or Myotatic reflex, that is, without locking up the muscle.

Finding time to fit deep stretching into your routine can be hard, so let our therapists do the work for you. Each session will be tailored to your needs that day, and with repeat visits you will wonder how you ever managed without it. You will feel immediate benefit and no doubt walk away with a feeling of increased movement and relief.

Some common complaints that can be alleviated with deep, assisted stretching:

  • A strength and conditioning programme that requires improved shoulder mobility

  • An intense running schedule that leaves heavy legs and a burning Achilles

  • Pain across the upper back and shoulders from hunching over a laptop

  • Lower back strain and shortened hip flexors from long periods of sitting

  • Postural imbalances as a result of carrying children or heavy bags in the same position

  • Relief from a period of long distance travel, where your body has been forced into cramped plane seats

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