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Sports Massage

Sports Massage uses a variety of techniques which include massage, stretching, deep friction, trigger point stimulation and release.

 

The aim of sports massage is to improve range of movement and muscle/joint flexibility.

 

 

 

 

Anyone can benefit from a sports massage from athletes to casual exercisers to those with physically demanding jobs or those under various forms of stress (emotional, physical or occupational).

 

          Benefits of Sports Massage

 

 •  Increase flexibility of muscles and mobility of joints

 •  Remove waste products such as lactic acid

 •  Improve circulation and reduce swelling

 •  Reduce formation of adhesions/scar tissue

 •  Improve posture

 •  Improve muscle tone

 •  Improve breathing through relaxation and improved posture

 •  Aid lymphatic drainage and removal of toxins

 •  Encourage the body to repair by slowing down fight/flight reaction in the body

 •  Overall feeling of improved well being and relaxation.

Sports massage reduces stress and tension that builds up in tissues from physical activity and can help both acute and chronic injuries/postural problems.  It can also prevent injuries that effect performance.  Often we carry out pre-and post-event massages, all tailored to the individual’s needs.

Sports massage can help minor injuries due to over-extension or over-use.  It can also speed healing and reduce pain during recovery from an injury (cramp, bruising, aches and muscle tears).

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