The achilles tendon is one of the biggest and strongest tendons in the body and it provides strength and flexibility to the feet and legs. It runs from the base of the calf muscle to the back of the heel bone. Achilles tendonitis is one of the most common injuries in the lower leg and foot and professional runners and frequent joggers are most often the sufferers. There are many ways in which the achilles tendon can become damaged or inflamed, and the road to recovery from achilles tendonitis can be very lengthy. For the best possible recovery, many professional runners and frequent joggers use remedial massage, and at Melbourne Natural Therapies we deal with it frequently.
Lets have a look at a couple of the techniques our remedial massage therapists at Melbourne Natural Therapies use to speed up the recovery process:
- Deep Tissue Massage
During the deep tissue massage session, the remedial massage therapists apply deep and direct strokes to the strained tendon and muscle. This type of deep tissue massage helps to break down the hard, unresponsive scar tissues in the tendon which speeds up the recovery process and improves mobility. Deep tissue massage also helps to disperse excess lymph fluid that accumulates in the heel or the lower calf area; this improves the blood supply to the affected area and lessens the pressure on the nerves.
- Transverse Friction Massage
Transverse friction massage also referred to as TFM is yet another method of massage being employed at remedial massage Melbourne clinics for the treatment of Achilles tendonitis. Unlike the traditional massage which is more superficial in nature and is given in the longitudinal direction, this specific type of massage is deep and applied transversely to the specific area. It is an ideal technique for treating tendon, ligament, and muscle injuries in both acute and chronic conditions.
These are just a few massage options that can be used on achilles tendonitis. If you would liek to have a detailed chat about your specific issue and the options open to you for treatment feel free to give us a call.
Melbourne Natural Therapies
Remedial Massage Melbourne
03 9645 9923