What is Sports Massage?
Sports massage is beneficial to anyone who leads an active lifestyle - all sports practitioners, from professional athletes to people training for a marathon or planning a hike.
The sport massage technique used will be specific to your sport of choice and focus on areas of the body that are overused or stressed by repetitive or aggressive movements.
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Sports Massage Techniques
We use a range of techniques in sports massage, amongst which:
- Smooth flowing strokes
- Kneading or wringing
- Slow sustained pressure
- Pressure on trigger points
- Therapeutic stretching
Conditions for which we Recommend Sports Massage
- Pre-event sports massage to help condition your body to an optimal state of fitness
- Post-event sports massage to eliminate metabolic waste (eg lactic acid) and return the body back to a balanced state
- Restorative sports massage to maximise performance during training
- Rehabilitative sports massage to minimise the effect of injury and optimise recovery including the treatment of strains, sprains, tears and inflammation such as tennis elbow, shin splints and frozen shoulder
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Sports Massage Benefits
- Increased flexibility and reduced stiffness and soreness
- Reduction of fatigue and increased speed of recovery
- Endurance improvement
- Increased range of movement
- Decrease of injuries