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MASSAGE THERAPY

Massage therapy may be recommended to help people cope with the pain and stress of cancer, heart disease, stomach problems, fibromyalgia or other conditions

Welcome To SSMC

The Sports Science Massage Centre is staffed by a dedicated team of massage therapists who are passionate. Each of our experts is 100% committed to providing an excellent service to help you achieve your wellness goals.

Services include sports massage, therapeutic massage, holistic massage and more.

SSMC is a Therapeutic Massage Centre:

Therapists are registered with the AHPCSA and highly skilled with years of experience in body work aiming to offer relief and release of tightness in the muscles and effected joints in the body due to stress, exercise or compensatory movement patterns. Massages are deep and effective which also help to release tightness in fascia and enhance recovery from exercise. SSMC only uses natural oil in treatment sessions which help to nourish the skin while enjoying a therapeutic massage treatment.

Our Facilities

The Sports Science Massage Centre can be found on the ground floor of the Sports Science Institute of South Africa and patients have access to all the facilities at the institute during the treatment and rehabilitation of their conditions/injuries.  

SSMC NEWLANDS
Ground Floor, SSISA Building, Boundary Road,
Newlands, Cape Town

 

Our Services

Sports Massage:

Sports massage is a form of massage involving the manipulation of soft tissue to benefit a person engaged in regular physical activity. Soft tissue is connective tissue that has not hardened into bone and cartilage; it includes skin, muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia (a form of connective tissue that lines and unsheathes the other soft tissues).

Sports massage is designed to assist in correcting problems and imbalances in soft tissue that are caused from repetitive and strenuous physical activity and trauma. The application of sports massage, prior to and after exercise, may enhance performance, aid recovery and prevent injury.

Deep Tissue Massage

A type of massage therapy, deep tissue massage involves applying firm pressure and slow strokes to reach deeper layers of muscle and fascia (the connective tissue surrounding muscles).

What to expect:

– Deep, gliding pressure along the length of the muscle fibers.
– Pressure is applied across the grain of a muscle to release adhesions and realign tissue fibers.
– After the massage, you may feel some stiffness or soreness, but it should subside within a day or so.

Remedial Massage

The aim of remedial massage is to create a favourable environment for the body so that the patient can return to normal health after an injury or imbalance. It is characterised by the premise that the treatment should reasonably reverse the effects of physical injuries or imbalance the patients are enduring. If a patient has experienced moderate to heavy injury leading to structural pain and/or loss of function, then a diagnosis for re-correction may be necessary to eliminate (if not lessen) pain, and eventually help restore the body’s normal function.

What then, in particular, is remedial massage? Remedial massage is the methodological assessment and treatment of the body’s muscles, tendons, ligaments and other connective tissues in order to aid in the rehabilitation and the management of pain or injury on any of the body parts.

Friends, Affiliates and Associates:

We work closely with other excellent healthcare professionals to achieve the best possible outcome for our patients. This includes Biokinetics, Orthopaedic Surgeons, Sports Physicians, Sport Psychologists and Dieticians, all of whom are available for consultation at the Sport Science Institute of South Africa, and other reputable institutions.

We also work with reputable providers of good-quality medical products, such as strapping and bracing.

The Sports Science Massage Centre is staffed by a dedicated team of massage therapists.