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Sports Massage

Sports Massage

Sports Massage Therapy involves the manipulation of soft tissue for the treatment and prevention of sports and occupational injuries.  It  uses a full range of techniques including Neuromuscular technique, joint stretching and articulation, STR (Soft Tissue Release) and vibratory movements to locate and  repair any damage caused to muscles, tendons, fascia and joints.

Sports Massage is of major benefit to anyone who plays sports and to people with physically demanding or sedentary jobs. Also those with bad postural habits can benefit greatly.

The benefits include:

  •     Improving suppleness and flexibility of muscles and joints.
  •     Speeds up the recovery and healing time for injured tissues.
  •     Breaks down adhesions (sticking) of tissues which can cause tightness and   stiffness.
  •     Increases range of motion in joints and releases blocked muscle function.
  •     Reduces joint pain by direct lossening of the capsule.

Pre-event and post-event massage for Athletes:
Pre-event massage – Up to an hour before the sporting event, using brisk, invigorating technqiues to stimulate the body and focus the mind.

Post-event massage – Up to an hour after the sporting event, using slow rhythmtic strokes to disperse lactic acid from overworked muscles and to assist in the healing process preventing micro trauma. It also prevents stagnation of blood and prevents fluid accumulating in the tissues.