Sports Massage

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 it 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?

Sports Massage can treat a variety of ailments and injuries that may occur as a result of exercise. It also has other benefits that allow you to train or exercise more efficiently. Some benefits that Sports Massage has include:

  • Draining away fatigue
  • Relieving swelling
  • Reducing muscle tension
  • Promoting flexibility
  • Injuries that occur as a result of overexertion or overuse
  • Relieving pain
  • Preventing injuries
  • 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?

The cost of Remedial Massage at Simply Natural Living is

  • $69 for 30 minutes
  • $110 for 60 minutes
  • $165 for 90 minutes
    (claimable with most major health funds)
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