Our team of sports therapists can use sports massage and a whole range of other tools to help you prepare for the gym, recovery from work out injuries or sporting injuries, help you compete at your very best, or help you manage the impact of ease aches and pains of everyday life. In other words sport is not just for athletes, it’s for everyone.
Our prices for sports massage start at £20 for further details please ring 01922649142 or contact us via the ‘contact us’ page or just go to the book online tab to get booked in.
Sports massage or soft tissue therapy is one of the most effective remedies for releasing muscle tension and restoring balance to the muscular skeletal system.
A sports massage can help deal with a potential problem by keeping your muscles and joints loose and mobile, it can also address minor niggling aches and pains, preempting the development of a more serious injury.
The benefits are not confined to athletes; it can help everyone, regardless of lifestyle and relieve many day to day problems.
The prime purpose of sports massage therapy is to help alleviate the stress and tension which builds up in the body’s soft tissues during physical activity. Often we are unaware of minor injuries and lesions when they first occur, but a sports massage therapist will often be able to identify the areas before a problem manifests through overexertion and/or overuse. A sports massage can break them down quickly and effectively, prevent injuries that so often get in the way of performance and achievement, whether one is an athlete, ardent keep-fitter or a person with a sedentary lifestyle or occupation.
So sports therapy is not just for the sports person: anyone can benefit from sports massage, especially people in physically demanding jobs such as construction workers, postal officers, fire fighters and police officers. In addition those in not quite so obviously debating roles, may experience occupational, emotional and postural stress may produce many similar characteristics to sports injuries. For this reason they often benefit greatly from sports therapy.
Sports massage tends to be deeper and more intense than other forms of massage, but the results really do justify the means. It is based on the various elements of Swedish massage and often incorporates a combination of other techniques involving stretching, compression, friction, toning, and trigger point response techniques. our skilled therapist brings together this blend of techniques, knowledge and advice during treatment, to work effectively with the client to bring about optimum performance and to provide injury-free training and minimise post event injuries.
Benefits and Effects.
All of our sports therapist have undertaken degree courses (Sports therapy BA Hons) to enable them to fully grasp and apply the science as well as the practice of there work. All are members of professional bodies and continually update there learning through Continuing Professional Development studies.
There are three areas where sports massage to consider:
Maintenance Massage (suitable for anyone)
A regular massage treatment programme based on the therapist’s understanding of anatomy and of the muscles used, and tailored to the issues which are likely to cause trouble. By concentrating on particular muscle groups the therapist can help maintain or improve range of motion and muscle flexibility.
Pre-event (suitable for athletes or those about to undertake strenuous activity)
Pre-event treatment is used as a supplement to an athlete’s warm-up to enhance circulation and reduce excess muscle and mental tension prior to competition. It is tailored to the needs of the individual and his/her event and can be relaxing or stimulating as appropriate.
post-event (suitable for athletes or those who have undertake strenuous activity)
Post-event treatment is geared towards reducing the muscle spasms and metabolic build-up that occur with rigorous exercise. Various sports massage techniques enhance the body’s own recovery process improving the athlete’s ability to return to training and competition, and reducing the risk of injury.
When ever we use muscles, (over use or under use them) they may cramp, tear, bruise,tighten, rupture,spasm, inflame, or just ache. Sports massage can speed healing and reduce discomfort during the rehabilitation process. Soft tissue techniques employed by sports massage therapists are effective in the management of both acute and chronic injuries.
A sports therapist may also use Trigger point techniques to reduce the spasm and pain that occur both in the injured and “compensation” muscles. Cross-fibre friction techniques can help with healing by improved formation of strong and flexible repair tissue, which is vital in maintaining full pain-free range of motion during rehabilitation.
In all cases, massage techniques are incorporated to generally aid circulation, break down and remove harmful chemicals from the area promoting recovery and comfort.