Sport Massage Physiotherapy

SPORTS MASSAGE THERAPY

  • Prevention of injury
  • Post-injury rehabilitation
  • Scar tissue & fibrous adhesions
  • Improved joint flexibility
  • Assisting lymphatic flow
  • Maintenance of muscle health
  • Pre and post event/competition
  • Sprains and strains
  • Muscular tension/stiffness
  • Improved circulation
  • Assisting with toxin removal
  • Maintenance of fitness

Sports massage therapy helps alleviate the stress and tension which build up in the body’s soft tissues during physical activity. Where minor injuries , knots and adhesions occur, due to overexertion and/or overuse, massage can break them down quickly and effectively. This treatment is not just for the sports person: anyone can benefit from sports massage, including people in physically demanding jobs and those not quite so obvious (occupational, emotional and postural stress often cause muscle tension and tightness). Expect a massage that is deeper and more intense than a Swedish Massage, but is customised to the clients particular level of comfort. Techniques involving stretching, compression, friction, toning, and trigger point response techniques are involved. You will be covered by towels during the massage whilst the area of concern is being worked on. Your input throughout the treatment is important, so expect to chat and let the therapist know how you are feeling. After the treatment you are advised to relax as much as possible to allow the body to carry on with the healing process. Some people experience a little discomfort afterwards, as a result of muscles having been worked on. This is normal as does not last. Soft tissue techniques employed by sports massage therapists are effective in the management of both acute and chronic injuries.