Sports Massage is an effective way of massage using specialised techniques to achieve optimal physical, physiological and psychological benefits. Sporting, occupational and recreational activities can place unnatural stresses on our body leading to the root cause of injuries and poor posture. Sports massage can quickly resolve problematic areas that limit our range of movement and cause us pain.
You don’t have to be a sportsperson to feel the benefits of sports massage, it will enhance your physical performance irrespective of whether you participate in sporting activities or not. Sports massage can play an effective role for a sports person in training but also benefit anyone who is physically active with a desire to enhance their health and wellbeing.
We specialise in the treatment of soft tissue including muscles, tendons and ligaments. With the aim to relax muscles, breakdown scar tissue and adhesions. Our further aim is to align the body structures and remove metabolic waste products from the problematic areas, overall speeding up your recovery process.
Different types of sports massage
Regular sports massage helps to keep the body healthy leading to the prevention of musculoskeletal injuries and problems by detecting muscle fatigue, postural imbalances, inflexibility and strains and sprains.
Sports massage can help the performer prepare for their specific competition or event by focusing on specific muscles and joints enabling increased performance levels through reducing pre-event anxiety and stress.
Sports massage helps the body to recover more quickly from sports and exercise by easing fatigued muscles. Blood circulation and lymphatic drainage is maximised to increase the removal of lactic acid and waste products that build up naturally during extensive exercise.
Sports massage is effective when recovering from injury by increasing your recovery rate this applies to anyone whether you are "sporty" or "non sporty". A combination of various techniques increase blood flow to the injures areas - increasing the oxygen supply key for the healing process, improves flexibility - aid range of motion within the body, Reduces pain - through increased blood flow to the affected areas and reduces stress/anxiety - which can lead to muscle tightness preventing you from recovering as effectively as you could.
Improves blood circulation, delivering fresh oxygen and nutrients
Aids the elimination of lactic acid and waste products
Decreases muscle fatigue and soreness
Release of endorphins and reduction of pain
Increased joint mobility/range of movement
Reducing tension in muscles, tendons, fascia and ligaments
Increase in the elasticity of scar tissue
Relieves muscle spasms/cramps
Stimulates or calms the nervous system
Helps to tone and condition muscles