What is Sports Massage?

 

foot massageSports massage therapy is an effective and beneficial form of physical therapy. It involves the manipulation of soft tissues to the body and isolating individual muscle groups using specific techniques. It is not only for professional and amateur sports people, but also for those with any injury caused by sitting at a desk, gardening, driving, manual labour and stress.

Benefits of sports massage

  • Muscle fatigue is eliminated more rapidly
  • Speeds up the removal of toxins
  • Increases the supply of nutrients
  • Improves lymphatic flow
  • Eliminates areas of stress in other muscles created through compensation for an injury
  • Improves joint flexibility
  • Muscle soreness is reduced
  • Relieves stress
  • Promotes relaxation
  • Improves circulation

Common injuries sports massage can help

  • Back, shoulder & neck pain
  • Headaches
  • RSI (repetitive strain injury)
  • Muscle tension & spasm
  • Runners knee
  • Hip & knee pain
  • ITB