Sports massage is a form of massage therapy which helps alleviate the stress and tension that builds up in the body's tissues during physical activity, stress, tension or skeletal conditions. It's one of the most effective therapies for releasing muscle tension and restoring balance to the musculo-skeletal system.
Sports massage is not just intended for the typical athlete. Unfortunately stress and fatigue can cause muscular tension which gives us those horrible aches and pains, whether you are a gym goer an athlete, manual labourer, gardener, IT specialist or a busy business owner. If untreated there can be build-up of tension in the muscles from regular activity which may lead to unneeded stress on the whole body including muscles, joints, tendons and ligaments.
Advantages of regular sports massage
- Help relieve stress and tension in the muscles
- Promote recovery, healing and prevents overuse and injuries
- Stretch soft tissue
- Help prevent injury
- Reduce muscle spasms
- Restore mobility
- Improve formation of scar tissue
- Increase blood and lymph flow
- Increase supply of oxygen and nutrients to the soft tissue
- Can help with pain relief
- Stimulate muscle fibres
- Improve optimal performance
- Improve muscle and joint flexibility
- Speed up the recovery process and aid rehabilitation after injury
- Improve posture
When it comes to the more serious of athletes, sports massage can help at several different stages of participation. Pre competition, Inter competition, Post competition and Injury prevention.
Who benefits from sports massage?
Of course, you don't have to be a competitive athlete to benefit from sports massage. Contact me to find out if you could benefit, and we'll discuss which treatments and services I can offer tailored for you.
GP Referral Scheme
The medical (GP) Referral Scheme allows the general public to look for health and fitness advice and programmes from a qualified professional, who will provide the correct information, both exercise and nutritional, to help them live healthier more active lives. The medical referral scheme I offer aids in a wide range of medical conditions, including the rehabilitation of injuries through guided and properly structured exercise and personal fitness training sessions.
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