What is Sports Massage?
Sports massage is a form of massage involving the manipulation of soft tissue and is primarily used to to alleviate the stress and tension which builds up in the body during physical activity or just day to day life.
Sports massage is deeper and more intense than traditional Swedish massage (although pressure can be adjusted to suit) and utilises stretching techniques, frictions and trigger point release methods to increase an individuals range of motion, break down knots and help with the recovery and prevention of injury.
Most people report an immediate decrease in their symptoms and the ability to move more freely following a sports massage.
Benefits of Sports Massage
Sports massage can have the following effects on the body:
Reduce muscular tension
Reduce stress & anxiety
Support good posture
Prevent or alleviate delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS)
Decrease muscle tightness
Boosts blood flow to targeted areas
Who is it Suitable For?
Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to be an athlete to benefit from a sports massage. Anyone interested in experiencing the benefits listed above should get in touch.