Sports Massage

What is Sports Massage?

Sports Massage is a deeper targeted type of massage. Most commonly it is used to treat and prevent injuries by targeting specific areas of tension within a muscle, connective tissue and fascia.

Many skilled techniques are used to achieve improved muscle tone, reduce scar tissue, prevent injury and improve the overall condition of the muscle fibres.

Maintenance massages are a good way to give your muscles some TLC. This can help to reduce the chance of developing injuries and to increase your muscle tone. These types of massage are not necessarily targeted and may just be a full body approach depending on your needs.

Pre and Post Event Massages are great to get your muscles prepared for an event, can help boost your performance, help with muscle recovery and prevent any injuries occurring. Pre event massage is fast paced and motivational and post event massages are a great way to relax and stretch after your event.

Injury Specific Massage will target the muscles and surrounding connective tissues that are affected by the injury. This type of massage can cause discomfort due to the techniques that need to be applied to break down the injured fibres in order for them to rebuild.

Benefits of Sports Massage

  1. Reduce muscle tension
  2. Promotes relaxation
  3. Increase range of motion
  4. Decrease muscle stiffness and soreness after exercise
  5. Enhance athletic performance
  6. Help to reduce headaches and migraines
  7. Help prevent injuries when massage is received regularly
  8. Improve posture
  9. Help athletes monitor muscle tone
  10. Increases flexibility

Who can have a Sports Massage?

Anyone can have a sports massage. You do not have to be an athlete or professional sports person to receive sports massage treatment.

You do not necessarily have to be injured to go for a sports massage. Having regular maintenance massages helps to reduce tension overall and keep your body is great condition.

Example injuries/ discomfort that can be treated with Sports Massage

  • Whiplash
  • Tennis/Golfers Elbow
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Back pain or discomfort
  • Carpal Tunnel/ Repetitive strain injuries
  • Shin splints
  • Sprains and tears
  • Postural misalignment
  • Stress reduction