The primary purpose of Sports Massage Therapy is to help alleviate the stress and tension which builds up in the body’s soft tissues during physical activity whilst promoting a faster healing process.
Sports Massage can be used to aid injury rehabilitation, provide a regular fine tuning to maintain muscle function or whether you’re looking for a pre or post event massage.
The main advantages of Sports Massage are:
- reduce swelling and bruising
- to speed healing
- remove trigger points formed as a result of injury
- eliminate areas of stress in the muscles created through compensation for your injury
- decrease pain
- maintain your muscles in the best state of nutrition, flexibility and vitality, thus hastening recovery and also enabling them to function at their maximum after recovery
Sports massage is not just for the sports person: anyone can benefit from it, including people in physically demanding jobs. Occupational, emotional and postural stress can also produce many similar characteristics to sports injuries.