Available throughout the week. Sports Massage compliments our hands on therapy approach and supports our goal of providing a complete package of rehabilitation.
Sports massage is considered by many elite and recreational athletes to be a fundamental part of their training and recovery routine. Along with other benefits they report that a sports massage helps them train harder, improve performance, prevent injury, and recover quicker.
Of course you don't have to be an athlete to benefit from or even enjoy sports massage.
Sports Massage can help people who’ve never even played sports! Whoever you are, whatever you do, sports massage can help relieve pain and tension, facilitate movement and encourage relaxation.
Sports massage can be booked as a one off treatment to ease muscular tension and aid recovery post event, or as a series of sessions to complement your training, aid performance throughout the season or as a gift for someone you care about.
Not only can Sports Massage help to prevent injury and improve sporting performance; there are also a number of other physical, psychological and physiological benefits.
Massage increases blood flow through the body, increasing the oxygen and nutrient to the body’s cells, which helps the body recover speedily following a hard session.
Massage stimulates the release of endorphins and activates the body’s parasympathetic nervous system, helping to relax muscular stiffness and enabling blood pressure and heart rate to return to normal.
Speeds up the healing process
Scar tissue often forms following injury and also as a result of regular intense exercises; therefore increasing an athletes’ susceptibility to injury and pain. Sports Massage aims to increases the scar tissue's pliability, enabling increased healing speed and the realignment of the collagen fibres from the haphazard formation of scar tissue, to a well aligned parallel formation.
Increases flexibility and range of movement
Mechanical pressure applied through Sports Massage to the soft tissue's increasing muscle, reduces stiffness and increases range of motion in the joints. Massage stretches the muscle fibre, promoting flexibility.
Boosts the immune system
Sports Massage can help to minimise the depletion of amino acids and essential nutrients that result from regular workouts and sporting competitions.