Sports Massage 

Aims

In all types of massage the therapist has specific aims in mind, & in sport we focus on the individual needs & goals of the athlete. Sports massage can aid recovery & enhance performance. Training for sport & exercise in general may lead to problems & imbalances in the soft tissue. If these are ignored or allowed to become chronic, they may cause the athlete's performance to suffer & ultimately they may be susceptible to developing more serious conditions.

Benefits
  • Desensitises areas of discomfort in soft tissue.

  • Increases muscle flexibility by stretching specific localised areas of tissue

  • Can speed up recovery

  • Provides healthy stress relief

Injury Prevention

Massage applied skilfully can be an effective therapy for relieving muscle tension & restoring balance to the musculo-skeletal system. Received regularly this may help people prevent injuries which could otherwise be caused by overuse. A constant build up of tension in the muscles from regular activity may lead to stresses on joints, ligaments & tendons, as well as the muscles themselves.

 

Muscle imbalances may develop & often go undiagnosed until they are serious to cause discomfort or impede performance. A skilled massage therapist will be able to detect variations in soft tissues & by using the correct techniques, help the person maintain a much healthier state.

Techniques
  • Deep tissue massage

  • Fascial release

  • Trigger point therapy

  • Soft tissue release

  • Deep transverse frictions

  • Instrument assisted soft tissue mobilisation (IASTM)

  • Assisted stretching

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