Sport Massage therapy includes the assessment of the soft tissues of the body to help prevent and manage dysfunction, injury, pain or physical disorders. This is achieved by the physical, manual manipulation of the soft tissues with supportive advice on exercise and training.
For many thousands of years massage has been used effectively to deal with minor soft tissue conditions (affecting muscles, ligaments and tendons), and its uses and benefits are no less today than they have ever been. Many general aches and pains that are caused by lifestyle stresses are minor soft tissue conditions. Although they may recover naturally over time this is often not the case and they can develop into more serious and complex issues. Remedial massage has shown over the years to be a fast and effective way of dealing with these minor soft tissue conditions by assisting the body’s own natural repair processesSo why have a Sports Massage?
Well apart from the fact it makes you feel good, the following are benefits that are felt following a massage,
- Greater mobility through increased joint range of motion
- Increased flexibility
- Increased sense of well being
- Decreased recovery times between workouts
- Relieve Muscle Tension
- Decreased chance of injury through early identification of potential problems
- Aid athlete’s pre and post event to help prepare and decrease recovery time
- Restores Nutrition in the body
- Improves posture allowing the body to function more effectively
- Increase lymphatic flow, reduce pain and speed up the body’s own healing processes
Sport and remedial massage is not just about preventing those niggly overuse injuries and easing aches and pains caused by training, it can dramatically decrease the amount of time taken to recover from an injury and is invaluable at reducing those extra problems that arise as part of coping with an i