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WHAT IS SPORTS MASSAGE?

Sports Massage is a treatment orientated, massage therapy, traditionally designed with sports performance, injury treatment and prevention in mind. It’s a treatment offered by professionals with advanced training and understanding of anatomy, physiology of the body and musculoskeletal structure and places focus upon:

  • Identifying and treating the root cause of injuries to muscles, joints, ligaments and tendons
  • Restoring mobility to injured muscle tissue
  • Boosting performance
  • Maintaining the body in optimal condition
  • Extending the life of a person’s athletic career

 

BENEFITS OF SPORTS MASSAGE?

You certainly don't have to be a sports person to benefit from Sports Massage therapy. It’s an accepted therapy for anyone preferring a deeper, muscle massage experience to the traditional Holistic (Swedish) massage and provides numerous positive physiological and psychological benefits such as:

  • Relieving lower back pain and neck stiffness / pain
  • Reducing muscle fatigue, stiffness and soreness
  • Improving posture and increasing flexibility
  • Improving heart rate, blood pressure and circulation
  • Reducing stress, anxiety and tension built up in muscles

 

For athletes, Sports Massage can be a helpful treatment for a wide range of sports related injuries, including shin splints and local muscular and soft tissue strains and sprains. This treatment offers further benefits for athletes, helping to:

  • Identify tender areas before developing into injuries
  • Prepare body for optimal performance in sporting events
  • Support on-going training and reduce the risk of injury
  • Aid injury recovery and facilitate return to training
  • Free muscle adhesions (knots) and soften scar tissue after injury
  • Restore suppleness and improve range of movement
  • Relieve muscle pain, spasms and cramps