General Information

Sports & Remedial Massage is the repair, rehabilitation and maintenance of the soft tissue of the body,
i.e muscles, ligaments and tendons.

Sports Massage realigns muscle fibres and breaks down scar tissue. Regular massage whilst training can help to alleviate and prevent injury and also help to speed any injury recovery time. This helps to reduce pain, improve flexibility, range of movement and posture.

Remedial Massage targets specific problems using less pressure

Benefits:
Improves circulation and lymphatic flow
Increase or reduce muscle length or tone
Reduces scar tissue
Improves mental preparation in sports activities and events
Injury recovery and prevention

Sports Injuries
Commonly caused by overuse, direct impact, or the application of force that is greater than the body part
can structurally withstand.

An injury that occurs as a direct result of some sudden event, such as a sprained knee caused by twisting awkwardly, is known as an acute injury. In contrast, an injury that is caused by overusing the same muscle group or joints is known as a chronic injury.
Seek specialist medical opinion first e.g an ankle sprain may be a bone fracture.

Common Sports Injuries

Achilles Tendonitis
Back Pain
Groin Strain
Hamstring Strain
Knee Joint Injury
Runners Knee
Shin Splints
Stress Fracture
Tennis / Golf Elbow

Poor fitness, technique, lack of proper stretching and structural abnormalities also contribute to the development of sports injuries.
Non sports people can also benefit from Sports & Remedial Massage. For office jobs and spending most days sitting in front of a computer, posture can become a problem. Massage helps to ease muscle tension and assist with a more comfortable relaxed sitting position. The body will feel more finely tuned with better blood flow and circulation thus reducing and helping to eliminate stress situations, both physically and mentally.

Regular sports massage helps to maintain the body's healing process and speed recovery.

Techniques forSports Massage

Stroking (effleurage)
Kneading (petrissage)
Friction
Percussion (tapotement), cupping, hacking

Soft Tissue Manipulation

STR – Soft Tissue Release
NMT – Neuromuscular Technique
MET – Muscle Energy Technique
CTM – Connective Tissue Manipulation

 

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