What is sports massage and how can it help me?

Sports Massage is the scientific manipulation and assessment of soft tissue for the prevention of injuries, whilst improving general muscle structure to maintain good physical condition. By improving circulation Sports Massage has a positive therapeutic effect on all the systems of the body.

How can sports massage benefit you?

Physically

The Benefits of Sports & Deep Tissue Massage can aid the flow of the Lymph and Venous systems, creating improved circulation. This is essential for the growth of muscle tissue and rapid recuperation from training or injury.

Psychologically
The psychological effects can be instigated pre or post events, based around the belief that relaxation enables the individual to remain calm in any stressful situation.

Physiologically
Sports Massage relaxes the muscles through warmth and stretching, improving circulation and oxygen supply, and relieving pain in the affected area.

Recover
Sports injuries, whether recent or established, can be relieved through massage, loosening tight muscles, aiding relaxation and could be the answer to your muscular, ligament or tendon injuries.

Maintain
By maintaining better physical condition Sports Massage can help Prevent injury and loss of mobility, restoring mobility to injured muscle tissue and boosting athletic performance.

Rehabilitate
Normal functions can be restored to muscle and soft tissue structures via the use of Sports Massage, aiding injury prevention.

Short term Benefits:

  1. Increases the blood flow
  2. Increases the lymphatic flow, reducing pain
  3. Swelling and inflammation and speeding up the healing process
  4. Relieves stress and tension caused by over used muscles
  5. Reduces muscular tension, and fatigue
  6. Increases muscle tone and broaden muscle fibers
  7. Mobilises the joints
  8. Increase eliminations of waste products

Long term Benefits:

  1. Improves general circulation
  2. Balance of the muscles and joints, leading to a better state of health
  3. Breaking down of scar or fibrous tissue, restoring elasticity to the joints
  4. Greater mobility within the joints of the body
  5. Overall relief of stress
  6. Greater immunity to further injuries

Extensive range of injuries and illness that Sports massage can help.

  • Sports injuries
  • Fibromyalgia (fibrositis)
  • Muscular tension
  • Circulation problems
  • Headaches
  • Back pain
  • Whiplash injuries
  • Sinus problems
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Neurasthenia (fatigue, anxiety, headache, neuralgia, depressed mood)
  • Post-stroke
  • Arthritis
  • Paralysis
  • Nervous exhaustion