sports injuries

SPORTS INJURY

Sports massage or sports remedial massage is a soft tissue treatment that can assists with many types of injures and conditions. This therapy includes the assessment of the soft tissue of the body to help prevent and manage dysfunction, injury, pain or physical disorders, enhances performance and aids recovery. This is achieved by physical, manual manipulation of the soft tissues with supportive advice on exercise and training.

Sports massage is specifically designed to athletes in their sports or fitness activities.  Whether you are a full-time athlete or take occasional exercise, sports massage is the most effective way to treat and recover from injuries.

It is quite different from other forms of massage and the primary aims are:

  • Injury prevention
  • Enhancing an athlete’s performance
  • The promotion of recovery from exercise
  • Muscular and skeletal alignment

What Sports Massage can treat:

  • Sports injuries
  • Neck pain or stiffness
  • Back pain or aches
  • Sciatica
  • Muscle sprains or strains
  • Repetitive strain injuries
  • Over-use injuries
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Rehabilitation from trauma of accidents and operations
  • Tennis elbow

The benefits of sports massage include:

  • The promotion of physical, physiological and psychological changes that aid performance and recovery.
  • Assisting in the process of over compensation caused by increased stressed to the body.
  • The release of muscle tension and pain.
  • The removal of waste products from the muscles.
  • Reducing discomfort from delayed onset muscle soreness as a result of vigorous exercise.
  • Improving flexibility and posture.