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Stafford leisure centre, ST16 3TA

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SPORTS MASSAGE

A sports massage is an effective neurological, psychological and physiological way of relieving pain and reducing stiffness in the neuromuscular system. Other techniques used such as deep frictions and using instrument assisted massage tools can help desensitise tissues and help change scar tissue to make it easier for movement around a joint.


We specialise in the treatment of soft tissue including muscles, tendons and ligaments. Its aim is to relax muscles, breakdown scar tissue and adhesions. It further aims to align the body structures and remove metabolic waste products. Massage also helps supply tissue with essential nutrients for repair and recovery

Techniques

  • Muscle energy techniques

  • Myofascial Trigger Point Release

  • Soft Tissue Release

  • Advanced stretching techniques (PNF)

  • Deep Transverse Frictions

  • Kinesiology Taping

  • Pre-event

  • Post-event

Benefits

  • Decreased risk of injury or re-injury by reducing pain and swelling

  • Improved range of motion and flexibility

  • Improved athletic performance and accelerated recovery rate and healing after hard training sessions (DOMS- delayed onset muscle soreness) and injury

  • Reduces stress, anxiety and improves mood – increases in serotonin (happy hormone) and dopamine (stress-relieving hormone)

  • Reduces muscle tension, spasm and cramps – reduced neuromuscular excitability via the parasympathetic nervous system

  • Prevents stress on muscle groups compensating for the injury

  • Allows an injured area to return to normal efficient functioning