Consisting of a range of deep tissue massage techniques which stretch, mobilise and manipulate the muscles, ligaments and tendons of the body, it is important to note that despite the name, sports massage isn’t just for athletes!
These remedial massage techniques are ideal for both sports people and non-athletes alike and can help muscle aches and pains in each and every one of us.
Sports massage uses a variety of techniques to:
- Relieve muscular aches and tension
- Dispersing toxins from the body
- Loosen tight muscles
- Accelerate the repair of muscle, tendon and ligament injuries
- Improves the flexibility
- Improve muscle and skin tone
By combining general massage techniques with deep tissue work, the therapeutic effect of sports massages can often eradicate the need for symptom-masking painkillers and work towards restoring movement and functionality. Despite these positive qualities, this type of treatment is often overlooked by orthodox medicine and regularly mistaken for a pampering treat.
Will sports massage work?
There is no denying that on occasion, a sports massage can be a little uncomfortable. It is important to remember that it is only ever a ‘good’ pain though and you will instinctively know it is doing positive work.
Please remember though that you are always in charge, so if you’re uncomfortable in anyway please say and we will be happy to try a different approach!
A successful treatment will not only deal with the immediate source and symptom of discomfort, but aim to slow down and eventually banish its re-occurrence.
Sports and deep tissues massages also improve the vascular and lymphatic circulation by soothing the nervous system. This can prove to be very helpful when treating forms of anxiety and can also help to relieve the symptoms of headaches and stress related problems, especially those found in the upper part of the body.