Sports massage as the name suggests, is not exclusive to sports people.
It does not matter if you play sport or not, or what age you are. The stresses of daily life causes our bodies to feel stiff and achey from time to time.
You may have come across different names of sports massage such as deep tissue massage, myofascial release, trigger point therapy, Swedish massage or remedial massage.
They all involve the same technique of applying pressure to muscles and stretching them.
These techniques are also sometimes combined with Physiotherapy to help treat your injury such as neck or back pain.
What does a sports massage feel like?
You will normally be lying face down, on your back or side, depending on which parts of your body are giving you the most trouble.
We apply pressure through our hands, wrist or elbows. The pressure starts of gentle to get the muscles warm-up.
The pressure is then gradually increased to a level that you are comfortable with.
We always ask you how much pressure to use because some people like a deep pressure and others a medium pressure.
What are the benefits of a sports or deep tissue massage?
- Reduces muscle tension and tightness
- Relaxes muscles
- Reduces stress of the mind and body
- Improves blood flow
- Reduces post exercise muscle soreness
- Improves recovery after exercise
- Helps to prevent injuries
- Aids in the treatment of injuries