What is Sports Massage?
Sports Massage is a special form of massage and is typically used before, during, and after physical exertion. Sports massage prepares you for physical performance, drains away fatigue and relieves swelling. It also reduces muscle tension, promotes flexibility and helps to prevent injuries.
Purpose of Sports Massage?
The main purpose of sports massage therapy is to help alleviate the stress and tension which builds up in the body's soft tissues during physical activity. Where minor injuries and lesions occur, due to overexertion or overuse, massage can break them down quickly and effectively. Sports massage can help prevent those niggling injuries that so often get in the way of performance and achievement, whether a person is an athlete or a once a week jogger.
What Techniques do you use?
Sports massage requires moderate to deep pressure in order to target sore areas and alleviate problematic tension and knotting.
Who should have a Sports Massage?
Although the title implies that this treatment is for sportspeople this is not the case. Sports massage can benefit anyone who suffers muscle soreness whether it be from continual office work causing postural tension or aching muscles from construction work. If you are unsure as to what treatment would be right for you please contact me and I will be happy to answer any questions you may have.
Benefits of Sports Massage?
Sports massage reduces the heart rate, blood pressure and muscle tension, increases blood circulation and lymph flow, improves flexibility, and relieves pain. It also lessens chances of injury and reduces recovery time.