Sports Massage is a type of massage that is specifically tailored to sporting injuries or ailments and is typically used before, during and after sports events. It is not meant to be a relaxing massage and can become quite strong at times. Although called a Sports Massage is not only utilised by professional sportspeople or people that exercise heavily. It is of benefit to anyone that exercises, even if it is only mild exercise such as regular walking.
What can it treat?
Sports Massage can treat any musculoskeletal problem or injuries such as shin splints, tennis elbows, sprains and strains, corked thighs etc. It can also treat headache, backache, shoulder pain/tension, frozen shoulder or neck pain.
How will it feel?
Sports Massage is generally at a deeper pressure to release tension that is present in muscles, ligaments and tendons. Your therapist will discuss the depth of pressure that is appropriate for you at the beginning of the session and during the treatment to ensure your level of comfort is maintained.
What benefits might I receive?
Draining away fatigue
Reducing muscle tension
Injuries that occur as a result of overexertion or overuse
Improving heart rate and blood pressure
Increasing blood circulation and lymph flow
How many treatments will I need?
This will be determined by the severity of the injury/dysfunction and how long you have had the musculoskeletal problem. Your therapist will discuss your treatment plan with you so that you achieve optimum results. It may also be suggested that you make some lifestyle changes to support your treatments. This may include increasing your water intake and incorporating stretches into your daily routine.
How much does it cost?