What is sports massage?
It is a type of massage which involves manipulation of soft tissue to benefit a person engaged in regular activity. This can also include people with repetitive strain injuries, for example, those who sit at a desk all day.
Soft tissue is connective tissue that has not hardened into bone or cartilage; it includes skin, muscles, tendons, ligaments, and fascia (a form of connective tissue that lines and ensheathes the other soft tissues).
What does sports massage do?
Sports massage will help to break down the larger and older knots and also help with recovery from injuries. During the treatment, a combination of techniques are used including trigger point release, joint mobilisation and passive stretching aiding soft tissue and myofascial release which will in turn increase range of movement and prevent injuries. The application of it prior to and after exercise, may enhance performance, aid recovery and prevent injury.
How will I feel during and after my treatment session?
This is not a relaxing massage and you should be aware that you might feel some discomfort due to the nature of the treatment at times during the massage. However, the therapist will always aim to make you as comfortable as possible throughout your treatment.
After your massage, you may feel a little sore in the areas treated, but this should pass within a day or two. This simply mean a lot of waste products were flushed out of the tissues. Be sure to drink lots of water after your massage, and if needs be, place ice on the areas causing discomfort.
What are the benefits of sports massage?
Sports Massage may involve prevention and maintenance treatment, on-site treatment before and after an athletic event, and rehabilitation for any injuries that may have occurred.
Regular sports massage can:
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