What is Sports Massage?
Sports Massage is a style of remedial deep tissue massage for relieving the stress and tension that builds up in the body during physical activity and day-to-day life.
Sports massage is not just for sports people and can help anyone looking to relieve muscular tension or tightness associated with modern day living!
Your therapist will use a combination of massage techniques such as efflourage, petrissage, kneading, muscle energy techniques, trigger point releases and soft tissue releases. Treatment will be tailored to you as an individual, depending on your most problematic areas of tension, or if you are working with injuries.
What are the benefits of sports massage?
Injury prevention - by relieving muscle tightness and elongating shortened overworked muscles, sports massage goes a long way to preventing many injuries
Pre-event and post-event massage - Sports massage is helpful on the build up to a big event to make sure youre in top form and ready for the day, and is used by many after the big event, to soothe aching muscles and promote faster recovery
Improves circulation - Better circulation means better delivery of oxygen and nutrients to surrounding cells and tissues
Scar tissue - repeated deep tissue work can help break down adhesions of old muscle strains that might still be holding you back from performing at your best.
Relaxation - give yourself some much needed TLC and enjoy a relaxing but effective treatment
Rehabilitation - Sports massage helps to rehab injuries you're currently working with that might be influencing your training