Sports Massage is an effective technique for releasing tension and restoring balance to the musculoskeletal system.
It is valuable to an athlete’s preparation and recovery, preventing injury and helping to achieve optimal performance.
It also has benefits for everyone, athlete or not.
Sports Massage can help to reduce fatigue, alleviate swelling, reduce muscle tension, promote flexibility, prevent injury and prepare the body for performance. Typically, it is used before or after an athletic event, and many athletes use it regularly as an integral part of their training regime.
Anyone who is looking to improve their performance does so by adopting a training schedule specific to their sport or needs, often this involves a regime aimed at enhancing skill, endurance, strength and speed. This increase in training can lead to the body experiencing additional stress and controlled overuse. When massage is included in this regime, it can help to aid performance and prevent injury.
Please note: Attention to patient comfort and modesty is paid at all times - you will only be asked to remove clothing where necessary and once treatment starts towels are used to cover areas not being treated. We make every effort to ensure you are comfortable and relaxed.
Sports Therapists do not conduct examinations of any intimate areas of the body.
Before a Sports Massage Therapist can treat any patient, a full assessment must take place, the reasons for this assessment are
To understand your medical history
To understand your lifestyle, work and how these may be affecting your body
To diagnose any problems you may have
To make sure you have no contraindications that may prevent immediate treatment
To ensure any treatment given will not exacerbate other conditions you may have
Can help prevent injury and loss of mobility
Aids in the removal of metabolic waste from tissue
Increases blood flow
Can help increase flexibility
Helps boost performance
Helps decrease muscle tension
Can help decrease recovery time between workouts
Relaxes tense muscles and reduces muscle spasm
Helps enhance the immune system