Is Sports Massage Therapy just for Sports People?
Whether you are an athlete or a weekend warrior, Sports Massage could be for you. We regularly see a wide variety of patients at both ends of the spectrum. Some may be training for their next marathon while another may have decided to kick start their fitness regime with a 10k run and has somewhat over done it.
If we were to list the most frequent conditions that people come in to see us for sports massage with it would be; neck pain, upper back and shoulder pain, lower back and hip pain, and tight or sore calves. Most of these aches and pains occur as a result of poor posture at the work desk, long periods driving or manual labourers.
BUT REMEMBER, sports massage or deep tissue massage can be used so effectively as a preventative measure for conditions such as neck or back pain, so why not give it a go?
Sports Massage integrates a combination of deep tissue strokes and a variety of techniques helping to improve your overall body function, prevent injury, speed recovery from training to assist in preparation for exercise and competition.
The key to correct recovery from an injury consists of re-alignment, deep tissue massage and exercise rehabilitation. Our approach is focused on increasing the patient’s awareness of problems in order to be able to take on an active role in the minimisation of injuries and advice to prevent injury occurring.
This massage treatment is not specific to sportsmen and sportswomen, but it will be of considerable benefit to anyone who leads an active life.