What is a Sports Massage?
Sports massage is a form of massage involving the manipulation of soft tissue to benefit a person engaged in regular physical activity.
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.BOOK NOW
Do I need a Sports Massage?
If you play regular sports and are exercising frequently, then the answer is yes. If you lead a more sedentary life then the answer is yes too.
A Sports Massage will help iron out pains and strains, decrease blood pressure, promote sporting performance and even improve sleep patterns. Whether you’re considering a massage to improve post-exercise healing, or would like to relieve the stresses and strains of modern life, we’re here to help.
Whilst sports massage is often used to help athletes and active sportspeople to perform at their best, it’s also beneficial for those who experience discomfort and tension in their bodies caused by everyday stresses.BOOK NOW
Difference between a Sports Massage and a Deep Tissue Massage?
The sports massage evolved from deep-tissue massage techniques, so there are lots of similarities between the two treatments.
The deep-tissue massage works into the layer of muscles and connective tissues to release built-up toxins and lactic acid, encourage blood flow, and reduce tension. Like the sports massage, the therapist uses firm pressure, which can become uncomfortable (but should not be painful).
One of the main differences is that the deep-tissue massage can work the whole body, while the sports massage is often targeted to specific areas. As noted above, trained sports massage therapists have enhanced knowledge of the human body and use a wider variety of techniques to release muscle tightness.
With both types of massage, be aware you may feel a bit sore for a couple of days following the treatment.BOOK NOW
Why have a Sports Massage?
After the Sports Massage
You may feel a bit sore, tired or achy after a sports massage, which is completely normal. Please allow plenty of rest after the massage and avoid heavy or explosive training for the day. Therapist may recommend some stretches for you to do at home, please follow the recommendation if you can. Like most massage, it can have a dehydrating effect on the body, but you can combat this by drinking plenty of water before and afterwards. Try to avoid drinking caffeine and alcohol on the day of the massage as it could cause further dehydration. Try to avoid a heavy meal after the massage but refuel yourself with fresh fruit and vegetables, wholemeal carbohydrates and foods high in proteinBOOK NOW
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