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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; it includes skin, muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia (a form of connective tissue that lines and ensheathes the other soft tissues).

 

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 enhance performance, aid recovery and prevent injury.
 

 
Massage for Runners

As an experienced runner and athletics coach I know your legs work hard when you are running, and it is a good idea to have a sports massage to help prevent injury, and to keep your muscles in optimal condition.

 

Sports massage can help remove waste products of exercise, helping in muscle recovery after long training runs and events.  

 

Sports massage also helps improve muscle flexibility by stretching muscle and fascia, that will improve muscle length and joint range of motion. Sports massage will also work on any tight areas in muscles, improving overall muscle function.

 

I have setup a sports massage package that is ideal for event preparation. 

Get a deep tissue massage every month for the three months prior to your event and get a pre event massage 48 hours before event.

 

If you would like to know more about this package please get in touch! 

Postural Correction

This unique service aims to help you correct postural deviations caused by postural dysfunctions. These issues usually derive from doing something in your everyday life that puts your body under strain, you are probably unaware of the issue until one day something changes and you experience pain.

 

You may have also experienced had a past trauma or sporting injury which still causes you issues or pain, postural correction maybe able to help.

Bespoke treatment plans consisting of sports massage techniques and exercise programmes can be created for your condition.

 

For more information to see whether this course of action is right for you please contact me. 

Active Lifestyle Reset

Being a part of an active lifestyle makes us feel great, it helps us forget the stresses of our lives and helps develop sporting and fitness skills that we somehow get addicted too.

 

For active people, sports massage can be used to enhance performance as it increases the range of motion and muscle flexibility resulting in improved power and endurance.

 

Sports massage can assist in speeding up the recovery time of an injury and reduce spasm, swelling and discomfort, promoting the formation of repair tissue.

In this type of massage I love using Myofascial release through massage and cupping techniques. This form of massage breaks down our connective tissue, allowing our body to move more freely. If you would like to try this unique massage process. get in touch.