Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Sports Massage - A Winning Massage

Sports Massage os recorded as one of the earliest forms of physical therapy and was used over 3000 years ago in China, India and Greece. 

What is Sports Massage?

Sports Massage is a form of massage involving the manipulation of soft tissue to benefit a person engaged in regular physical activity. Soft tissue is connective tissue that has not hardened into bone and cartilage and includes skin, muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia. Sports massage is designed to assist in correcting problems and imbalances in soft tissue that are caused from repetitive and strenuous physical activity and trauma. The application of sports massage, prior to and after exercise may enchance performance, aid recovery and prevent injury.

What are the benefits of Sports Massage?  
  • Improve circulation & lymphatic flow
  • Assist in the removal of metabolic waste
  • Sedate or stimulate nerve endings
  • Increase or decrease muscle tone
  • Increase or decrease muscle length
  • Remodel scar tissue when required
  • Assist in mental preparation for sporting participation  

If you are a sports performer, of any level, a sports specific massage can be beneficial at various stages of participation. For example:
  • The conditioning / training phase
  • Pre competition
  • Inter competition
  • Post competition
  • Post travel
  • Injury prevention
  • Injury recovery
Do you have to be a sports person to benefit from sports massage?

To benefit from a sports massage you do not need to be a sports performer.  The benefits above can also help relieve many day to day problems that everyone experiences. We ensure that you will recieve  an individually tailored, sports massage. 

So regardless of your experiences in sport or exercise whether you exercise socially or compete to an international level - sports massage may have something to offer you.

Beauty and the Spa

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