What is 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 ensheathes the other soft tissue). 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.
Benefits of Sports Massage
- Prevents injury
- Reduces pain
- Improves circulation and reduces swelling
- Enhances performance and recovery
What injuries can Sports Massage help?
- Knee injuries
- Sports related injuries
- Ankle pain
- Postural pain
- Neck pain
- Shoulder injuries
- Lower back pain
And many more…
What the treatment involves
During your sports massage session, your therapist will take you through some health and injury related questions to establish the best treatment method for you. After this, your therapist will proceed to work on the affected area and following treatment you will be advised on future treatment, as well as any self management techniques.
What should I wear?
We advise that you wear sports/gym wear to make it as easy as possible to assess you and access the affected area.
After your treatment your therapist will advise you on ways in which you can maintain the benefits of your treatment and self-manage any injuries. This may include:
- Foam rolling/ self-massage
- Nutritional advice
- Work station modification
- Warm up and cool down strategies
We will also advise on any future treatments that may be needed to further support your progression to a healthy body.
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