What is it?
Sports massage is a deep tissue massage that aims to stretch tight muscles, stimulate inactive muscles and improve soft tissue condition. It aims to increase range of movement and therefore enable you to move your body more freely and most of all comfortably.
Who’s it for?
Although labeled “sports” this does not limit its benefit to just athletes/sports people. Sports massage will ease stiffness and pain in tight muscles and joints. It also aids mobility, increases energy levels and often improves the rate at which the body recovers from injury and illness. Making it an excellent accompaniment to everyone’s training program, not just athletes.
Listed are some but not all of the benefits sports massage can offer you
- Boost performance
- Injury prevention
- Pre-event preparation
- Post event recovery
- Improves flexibility
- Restores mobility
- Increases circulation
- Breaks up scar tissue
- Reduces stress
- Reduces pain and discomfort in muscles
A great accompaniment to training
Sports massage is especially effective in preparation for events. Whether you want to run a new personal best or just cross the finish line, everyone wants to achieve the best possible results from their body.
Training for an event can take its toll on your body, whether it is your first one, part of your racing calendar or you’re playing regular sport. Introducing regular massage treatments leading up to an event can enhance your performance, reduce the risk of injury, speed up recovery and allow you maintain intensive training.
Ideal for Stress Relief
Sports massage is also a beneficial tool for stress relief. It works by applying pressure and friction along the muscle to break down adhesions in the connective tissue and restore range of movement and releasing tension. It helps flush out toxins, break up scar tissue and helps the body relax, which therefore means treatment can be both therapeutic and corrective. By concentrating on the deep layers of muscles, deep tissue massage releases muscle tension that can be the cause of stress. More information on stress relief can be found on our stress relief blog post by clicking here.
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