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Sports massage and remedial massage

Sports Massage

A growing number of sports men and women are using sports massage as part of their training routines and in preparation for competition.

Sports massage focuses on releasing tight contracted and overworked muscles used in your particular sport or activity and on restoring them to their optimum condition.

Sports massage can enable you to train and compete more efficiently helping you to achieve those personal bests.

 

Benefits

  • Improves circulation
  • Prevents injury
  • Improves recovery times
  • Increases flexibility in joints and muscles
  • Improves sporting performance

There are three types of Sports Massage

Pre Event

Massage before an event can be an important part of the pre-event preparation for many athletes. Pre-event massage can create a state of readiness in the muscles and tissues so that performance can be optimized. This treatment will assist in increasing the circulation of blood to the muscles to allow the muscles to be flushed and oxygenated. Tight muscles may be relaxed so that joints can be moved through their range of motion. Emphasis will be placed on the muscles used during the activity to improve performance and also reduce the chance of injuries. You can use the time to focus on your event, to relax or complete your mental preparation. At the end of the massage, you should feel great!

A pre-event massage is best done from up to two days to 30 minutes before the event.

Post event

The purpose of a massage after a major event is simply to aid the athlete to recover from the activity. This is achieved by reducing post-exercise soreness, re-establishing full range of motion and enhancing blood flow to tight muscles. The length of recovery time from competition can be dramatically reduced with a good post-event massage. The primary goal of post-event massage is very similar to that of pre-event massage, namely promotion of circulation and to lengthen tight muscles. However, the difference is that the muscles are now in a state of congestion and fatigue following maximal effort and performance. Therefore the objective is to increase the rate of recovery by decreasing soreness and fatigue, speeding up the removal of metabolic by-products and relieving the increased tone of the muscles.

Maintenance

This focuses on maintaining and repairing fatigued and injured muscles tissues used most in your sport or activity. Carried out on a regular basis, it allows you to maintain your ability to train and compete at your optimum level and helps prevent injuries.

Remedial Massage

Remedial Massage is used to treat and promote recovery of a wide variety of conditions or injuries related to sport, work or everyday life such as:

  • A muscle strain caused by over stretching whether you are on the squash court or digging in the garden.
  • Back pain from painting a ceiling or swinging a golf club
  • Prolonged use of a keyboard and mouse causing neck and shoulder pain
  • Twisted ankle from running or walking
  • Hip pain

All the basics of Swedish massage are used in remedial massage therapy.
This combined with the addition of deeper, more specific techniques and joint mobilisation and stretches:

  • Reduce Pain
  • Restore mobility
  • Improve circulation
  • Reduce the recovery period
  • Aid rehabilitation

 

Sports massage and remedial massage

Sports massage focuses on releasing tight contracted and overworked muscles used in your particular sport or activity and on restoring them to their optimum condition.

Sports massage can enable you to train and compete more efficiently helping you to achieve those personal bests.

Remedial massage works very well on treating painful conditions or injuries of muscles, tendons, ligaments and joints. It is also very useful to prevent reoccurrence of the problem.

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