Sports Massage is designed as a therapeutic and relaxing technique. This deep tissue massage releases muscular tension and pain, aids the lymphatic system, improves circulation and enhances the functional quality of muscle tissue to restore optimal functioning.
Is Sports Massage only for people involved in sport?
No! Practitioners work with a great range of clients. The benefits above can also help relieve many day to day problems such as muscle strain, stress & tension, neck and backache.
Sports Massage can leave you feeling wonderfully de-stressed, with muscles that feel and move better.
What are the benefits of Sports Massage for Sports people?
Whether you exercise or play sports for fitness, fun, or competition, a sports specific massage can be beneficial at various stages of participation:
• as an aid to training & conditioning
• to help prevent injury
• to promote recovery from competition
• to aid rehabilitation of injury
Sports Massage is designed to be a deep, remedial massage, and this can involve a firm pressure into the sore and tight muscles. This can feel initially a little uncomfortable, but should lessen as the muscle relaxes. You may feel slightly sore after a treatment, not too dissimilar to the feeling you experience after a hard workout. This is usually a desired response and designed to stimulate healing and will resolve quickly.
Sports Massage can be used for muscular pain, inflammatory conditions such as arthritis and tendonitis, muscular sprains and strains or to release muscle tension and stress.