Sports and Deep Tissue Massage

Sports massage can be used in conjunction with other treatment techniques, as a treatment by itself, or as a pre/post treatment for sporting events. You may not necessarily have a specific injury to benefit from a sports massage, or course of sessions. Sports massage can help to treat: muscular aches and pains; muscular back ache; neck and shoulder tension; and tight muscles from overuse, and works to:

  • relieve tension by stretching and mobilising tissues that cannot be directly targeted using self stretching
  • stretch the muscle fibres using a variety of techniques, enabling pain relief caused by tight muscles, and increasing flexibility
  • help reduce and break down scar tissue caused by injury
  • aid with the removal of lactic acid, and the uptake of injury

 

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Maintenance Massage

Maintenance massage is a very popular treatment as it is suitable for, and can benefit anyone. From sports people who train regularly, to office workers hunched over a desk all day, maintenance sports massage is best performed at regular intervals, preventing build ups, aches and pains. This helps to maintain the highest level of performance whilst staying injury free.

Event Sports Massage

Sports massage at a sporting event can be performed pre, during or post event. Pre-event sports massage is performed in the lead up to an event or competition, helping prepare your body to perform at its optimum level. During-event massage is often used in endurance events, when a competitor picks up a ‘niggle’ or needs that extra push to the finish line. Post-event massage is excellent to help promote recovery after an event, helping to clear out any waste products that have built up in the muscles over the event.