Sports massage can benefit anyone taking part in sports or exercise. It deals with the management, manipulation, and rehabilitation of the soft tissues of the body such as muscles, ligaments, and tendons, and has many benefits.
- Relief of muscle pain and tension
- Improved mobility
- Injury treatment
- Reduction of stress and anxiety
- Pre and post event massage
Sports massage was originally developed to help athletes prepare their bodies for optimal performance, recover after a big event, or function well during training. Sports massage emphasizes prevention and healing of injuries to the muscles and tendons.
Many top athletes now use regular maintenance sessions to sustain optimum performance and help pick up on any potential problem areas before they arise.
However, you don't have to be a top athlete to benefit from sports massage. Sports massage is also good for people with injuries, chronic pain, restricted range of motion, or just aches and pains from a hard days training.
Your therapist can often concentrate on a specific problem area to improve circulation, break down adhesion, and improve the range of motion in that area, e.g. tension in the neck and shoulders.
Ask your trainer or call to book an appointment.