A sports massage is a hands-on form of soft tissue manipulation treatment of our muscles. It is used to reduce muscle spasm, delay the onset of muscle soreness, promote circulation, assist with exercise performance and aid relaxation. Anyone can benefit from a sports massage from elite sports person to anyone who participants in exercise.
The Benefits Of A Sports Massage
Reduces Muscle & Joint Pain – A hands on treatment to help ease muscle soreness, pain and to prepare your body physically for your next training and competition. A sports massage can help in improving circulation, reduce joint swelling and ease muscle tension by working with our lymphatic system.
Reduce DOMS (Delayed Onset of Muscle Soreness) – A sports massage helps flush out lactic acid which is a by-product of exercise from our body. It is important following a treatment to drink a glass of water to prevent dehydration. A sports massage will aid quicker recovery time allowing you back in the training room, or field of play.
Promotes Relaxation – Even though you may have heard a sports massage or deep tissue massage is painful, it can be powerful to a good night sleep and relaxation! During a sports / deep tissue massage the therapist touch has been known to increase hormones known as serotonin and melatonin which helps regulate the sleep cycle. It also activates the parasympathetic nervous system allowing our body to relax. Working with your therapist to find the correct depth of massage is important for your treatment.
How do I know if I need a Sports Massage?
If you are experiencing muscle tension, soreness and pain or perhaps you are experiencing symptoms of muscle tightness e.g. reduced joint range of motion, headaches, reduction of exercise performance, contact our team today to discuss if a sports massage is right for you. We treat sports professionals to office workers and understand the importance of looking after our body. Our sports massage appointments are tailored to your specific needs and areas to gain maximal benefit. We tend to recommend 1 x 30min session per week for 4 weeks to gain maximal benefit of reducing muscle tension and pain.
How do I book a Sports Massage?
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