Other benefits from sports massage include
- Help accelerate recovery after training
- Relax your muscles
- Provide relief to postural problems
- Restore muscle balance
- Provide rehabilitation following injury
- Boost circulation and the immune system so that the body heals more quickly
- Improve your flexibility and body strength
- Reduce your heart rate and blood pressure
- Relieve any swelling you have around your joints
- Fight fatigue
- Get the body into shape faster and reducing recovery time after heavy workouts
- Reduces injuries by getting rid of the tension in the muscles
- Help to strengthen soft tissue and muscle to prevent it from breaking down
So, what will you need to take with you on your first visit?
You will need to bring details of your medications and medical history, alongside suitable clothing, with shorts being useful for leg and back problems. During the appointment you will be assessed, this may include being asked to do some exercises. Please allow 30-45 minutes for your initial appointment.
What is Sports Massage?
Sports Massage (also known as Remedial Massage) is an extremely effective therapy for releasing muscle tension and restoring balance to the muscular-skeletal system.
A constant build-up of tension in the muscles from regular activity may lead to stresses on the joints, ligaments, tendons as well as the muscles themselves. The main aim of Sports Massage is to restore and maintain full functionality to the muscles so increasing joint range of movement. Injuries, sprains and strains sustained through sport or day to day activities can also be resolved with a Sports Massage.
Regular treatments help to reduce the possibility of an injury by preventing lactic acid build up as well as maintaining the muscle fibres in good condition. Sports Massage can temporarily improve circulation and lymphatic flow leading to more general health benefits.
Who benefits from sports massage?
- People who take part in regular exercise
- People with a sedentary job
- People with a physically demanding job
- People with young children
Which therapists will treat me?
- Angie Robinson MCSP Grad. Dip. Phys (qualified in 1984)
- Joanne Paul Qualified Level 3 sports massage therapist