What is Sports Massage?
A deep tissue massage which targets the inner layers of the muscles. It is used to treat and prevent muscle and tendon injuries, pain, and stiffness in the major muscle groups and joints, and can remove excess scar tissue and adhesions. It is also used post-exercise to prevent DOMS (Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness).
The Role of Sports Massage
The prime purpose of sports massage therapy is to relax the mind and body, and to help relieve the stress and tension which builds up in the body’s soft tissues during physical activity and periods of emotional overload. Where minor injuries and lesions occur due to overexertion and overuse, deep muscle tissue manipulation can break these down quickly and effectively.
Why Sports Massage?
This treatment is not just for sporty people; almost anyone can benefit from sports massage including people in physically and emotionally demanding jobs, or simply anybody who feels they would like a deep massage to relax and get rid of pain and muscular tension. Occupational, emotional and postural stress may produce many similar characteristics to sports injuries.
I can easily adapt the depth of the massage depending on the condition presented to me, and to best suit individual requirements.
- Prevents and treats injury
- Relieves chronic muscular pain and tension
- Increases range of motion
- Enhances physical and mental performance
- Stimulates and improves blood circulation
- Facilitates relief of stress, anxiety and symptoms of depression
- Promotes physical and emotional health and well-being
Effective for the relief of:
Although massage therapy is generally safe, deep tissue massage uses firm pressure and may not be safe for everyone.
Please speak to your doctor before having a deep tissue massage if you:
Anyone with osteoporosis or cancer that has spread to the bones should avoid deep tissue massage as the firm pressure used may cause a fracture.
If you have an open wound or skin infection, it is advisable to reschedule to avoid developing a new infection or making an existing one worse.