Specialised tailored massage, ideal for sports injuries with the aim of returning the body to optimum wellness and peak performance.
Sports Massage will ease stiffness and pain in tight muscles and joints. Sports massage also aids mobility, increases energy levels and often improves the rate at which the body recovers from injury and illness. Sports massage is used to enhance strength, performance and speed in athletes and to remove toxins and lactic acid after exercise. Many different movements and techniques are used in sports massage.
Examples of these techniques include Classical Massage Strokes; effleurage (stroking), petrissage (kneading), compression, friction, tapotement (rhythmic striking), vibration, gliding, stretching, percussion and trigger points.
Benefits of Sports Massage
Sports massage is a form of massage involving the manipulation of soft tissue and is usually performed to benefit a person engaged in regular physical activity. Soft tissue is connective tissue that has not hardened into bone and cartilage; it includes skin, muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia (a form of connective tissue that lines and covers the other soft tissues).
Sports massage primary function is to assist in correcting problems and imbalances in soft tissue that are caused from repetitive and strenuous physical activity and trauma. A sports massage after exercise, may enhance performance, aid recovery and prevent injury.
Generally, the massage is a lot firmer (deep tissue) than Aromatherapy or Swedish massage as it works primarily on the body’s soft tissues of muscles, tendons and fascia. Although it is generally of firmer pressure, all pressure used is carefully tailored to individual needs, requirements, preferences and tolerance levels!
Benefits of sports massage:
- Boost performance
- Injury prevention
- Pre-race preparation
- Post-race recovery
- Repetitive strains
- Improves Flexibility
- Breaks up scar tissue
- Cures & restores mobility to injured muscle tissue
- Dance & Sports Injuries
- Extends the overall life of your sporting career
30 mins – £35
1 Hour – £55