How Does Sport Massage Differ from Other Massage Treatments?
massage is a specialist area within Remedial massage therapy which applies all the same techniques and principles in a way
that best meet the specific needs of the athlete.
This form of massage comprises
of a number of techniques designed to help treat soft tissue damage, muscular pain, tendons, ligaments and postural problems
as well as preparing you for sport and other types of exercise. Sport massage can also help you with rehabilitation
Advice on specific stretching or strengthening exercises
which will work with and complement the therapy treatments may also be given.
gaining an understanding of how a problem is caused it is possible to give treatments and put forward suggestions on how problems
can be avoided in the future as well as suggest ways in which particular symptoms can be alleviated.
What Benefits Will I Gain From Sport & Remedial Massage?
Sport massage can help to relieve the stress and tension which hinders the achievement of optimum performance, as
well as reducing the likelihood of incurring injury during exercise.
use of the deep tissue techniques can be particularly effective when treating minor soft tissue problems and help to speed
up the recovery time and aid rehabilitation should an injury occur. Through maintaining the full range of movement and
increased muscle flexibility any niggling aches and pains can be managed before they develop into more serious overuse injuries.
Benefits can also be gained both pre and post event whether your needs are for stimulation,
relaxation or recovery. It is also very beneficial in aiding relief from stress, tension and fatigue regardless of your
level of activity and whether or not this is caused through sporting, recreational or occupational activity.
Some examples of the sporting strains which can be treated and helped are overuse injuries
such as runner's knee, tendinitis, foot, ankle, elbow or wrist complaints, ligament injuries and reduced mobility or mechanical