Sports Massage

In massage, the intention is to relax the soft tissues, increase delivery of blood and oxygen to the massaged areas, warm them up and help the body to relax. Massage may be found to bring relief from everyday aches, reduce stress, increase relaxation, address feelings of anxiety and tension and aid general wellness. It can also be used in support of other therapies to assist in the rehabilitation of muscular injuries.

Sports massage is not just for sports people! If you sit at a computer screen frequently, drive long hours or have a manual job a massage could benefit you greatly, particularly if you suffer from postural problems.

Massage Therapy

Massage is the best known technique for working on the body’s soft tissue system. This system is made up of muscle, tendons, ligaments and fascia.

Approaches to treatment are individual to the client, as different ailments, may require deeper work to the muscles or more subtle stretching of the fascia. Sports massage also does not have to be painful, some techniques can be uncomfortable but others rely on your body and mind to be relaxed. We use various treatments including soft tissue massage, deep tissue massage, myofascial release, neuromuscular techniques, muscular energy techniques and stretch release.

Benefits of soft tissue massage

  • increases the blood flow to the area being massaged
  • increases the lymphatic flow, reducing pain, swelling and inflammation and speeding up the healing process
  • relieves stress and tension either physical or psychological, problems which can lead onto other problems of their own
  • reduces muscle tension
  • soft tissue massage is done with the prime directive of returning you to your full sports or daily activity with the same or an elevated level of function.
  • helps in the treatment and prevention of common injuries such as:
    • Joint Related Pain and Dysfunction
    • Neck or Back ache
    • Sciatica
    • Whiplash
    • Tennis Elbow
    • Carpal Tunnel
    • Tendon, Ligament & Muscle Injuries
    • Repetitive Strain Injuries
    • Headaches