Sports Massage

Sports massage is a deep form of soft tissue mobilisation. You do not have to be an athlete to receive a sports massage. Sports massage involves a wide range of techniques that include effleurage, kneading, wringing, hacking and trigger pointing. A sports massage can be used for general relaxation of muscles as well as focusing on any problem areas. Sports massage helps relieve muscular tension, break down adhesion’s, mobilise soft tissues and reduce pain.

Sports massage is suitable treatment for anybody who requires remedial or soft tissue mobilisation. The therapeutic effects of sports massage are beneficial post-surgery, working alongside physiotherapy, osteopathy or chiropractor, or as a health benefit within an office environment.

Within a sporting situation, individuals who participate in sport can use a sports massage as a regular part of their training schedule. Sports massage is also effective as a performance enhancement. Although the name suggests a sporting clientele, it is a massage treatment suitable for everyone.

A sports massage focuses on improving circulation, increasing flexibility and reducing muscle tension. Sports massage is also used to help relieve tight muscles. Muscle tightness can reduce flexibility, increase pain and cause future injuries. Sports massage helps reduce muscle tightness. A sports massage will increase blood flow through tight muscles, break down inflexible tissues and stretch out muscle fibres. By using a sports massage on a regular basis can relieve tension within muscles and can help prevent the chance of injury whilst enhancing performance.

Sports massage can be used for pre-event, post event, to prevent delayed onset of muscle soreness (DOMS), as part of a training programme and to relieve tight muscles. The benefits of a sports massage include reduced muscles pain, increased range of movement, increased recovery, improved performance, and injury prevention.