what is sports massage?
Sports massage focuses on the management and rehabilitation of soft tissues within the body e.g. muscles, ligaments and tendons. This type of massage is extremely beneficial for sports men or women who are suffering from injury or fatigued muscles. These are typically:
- Muscle strains and sprains
- Torn or ruptured ligaments
The techniques are similar to those used in traditional massage but the movement is slower and the pressure applied is firmer and more localised.
how it works
Sports massage is designed to break down scar tissue (adhesions) in the affected muscles, ligaments and tendons. Physically breaking down scar tissue will improve the flow of blood and lymph fluid enabling the injured muscle to stretch and increase its flexibility. The pressure applied during the massage (generally along the grain of the muscle) will break down the affected scar tissue causing a reduction in pain and inflammation as well as restoring normal functionality and movement.
benefits of sports massage
Sports Massage treats, maintains and prevents the following conditions and syndromes:
- Sports related injuries
- Tennis or Golfers Elbow
- Frozen Shoulder
- Runners Knee
- Sciatica and related back pain
- Repetitive strains and injuries
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