What Is Sports Massage?
Remedial Sports Massage is a deep and vigorous treatment. The treatment incorporates deep massage techniques and stretches to improve muscle tone and aid recovery from injury due to exercise or repetitive training. Sports Massage can improve the risk of injury and enhance sport performance.
How Does Sports Massage Work?
When you play sport or partake in any physical activity your muscle fibres undergo stress, this can cause tears. Sports Massage stimulates the circulation in the muscles which aids recovery. The loosening of muscle fibres during massage also encourages lymphatic drainage, which removes toxins and lactic acid in the muscles.
What Is Sports Massage Used For?
Preparing for an event – having sessions leading up to an event or competition can enhance sport performance and help prevent injury.
Recovery from an event – promotes recovery after sports or any physical activity. The lymphatic drainage encourages the release of waste products.
Maintaining performance – regular sessions can help keep a keen sports-person in healthy performance. The techniques used can release muscle tension and imbalances that can lead to stresses on tendons, ligaments and joints.
Do I Have To Be An Athlete To Benefit From Sports Massage?
Sports Massage was originally designed for elite athletes but you don’t need to be one to benefit. Everyday activities cause stresses and strains on the body which can lead to aches and pains associated with sport. Sports Massage can:
Improve muscle flexibility
Relax and revitalise the whole body
Ease aching or tired muscles
Restore muscles to normal after intensive exercise
Lengthen muscles that have shortened perhaps due to old injuries, poor posture or over/under use
Reduce risk of injury
Length Of Treatment And Cost
Back, Neck & Shoulders Massage approx 30 minutes – £26
1 Hour Full Body Massage approx 1 hour – £38
1.5 Hours Full Body Massage approx 1 hour 30 minutes – £45
BSc (Hons) in Sports Therapy
MICHT, VTCT Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy and Holistic Therapies
Member of Federation of Holistic Therapists (MFHT)