Sports Massage Therapy helps maintain the body in a generally better condition, prevents injuries and loss of mobility, cures and restores injured muscle tissue and can help improve sporting performance and/or movement in normal everyday life. It also helps relieve the stresses and tensions of everyday life. Sports Massage consists of a variety of techniques that work deep into the soft tissue and may help to provide some of the benefits listed below:
- Improved range of motion and flexibility
- Improved functional muscle balance
- Increased usage of available muscle
- Improved performance
- Reduced risk of injury
- Improved recovery from training, racing and injury
- Improved self-awareness
- Greater energy
As an integral part of a regular training programme, sports massage can help develop and maintain strong, flexible muscles that are in balance with each other, thus improving performance and reducing the risk of injury. Sports massage will help release muscle tension and stress and remove the general aches, pains and niggles that can build up over time. Should injury occur, massage helps to restore mobility and function and aids your return to normality with minimal interruption.
Anyone can benefit from sports massage, not just athletes; people in physically demanding jobs and those prone to postural problems can all benefit from massage. Anyone who wants to improve their general wellbeing or health or who has a soft tissue condition can benefit from a sports massage.
Below are some of the effects that sports massage can have on the body as a whole: