Sports Massage is a deep tissue treatment that aims to release muscles that have been over exerted/ overused, causing a build up of tension and stress. It will help you to regain and restore the full function of the affected muscles, improving range of movement and flexibility. It aids recovery from sport injuries and can be effective if you are training for an event or on a long term program.
Sports massage treatment can involve a combination of massage with trigger point techniques, frictions and stretching depending on the needs of the client. It will aim to optimise performance and allow for prevention in the future if it is followed up.
It a common misconception that sports massage is only for sports people, well it isn’t.
A sports massage will be of considerable benefit to everyone, not for just the most active of us. If you work in an office and suffer from neck and back pain from working on computers and spending a lot of time in a stationary position, sports massage is ideal. It is also helpful if your job includes repetitive tasks and for those under postural and emotional stress.
The benefits of sports massage: –
- Improve flexibility
- Boosts performance
- Lessens chances of injury
- Reduces the recovery time
- Allows high training levels
- Helps with strains from repetition
- Decreases Muscular tension
- Pre event / race preparation
- Post event / race recovery
- Allows management and maintenance of occupational aches and pains