You work hard in the gym, the class studio, out on the field or track. You beat up your body and you punish your muscles, joints and tendons. But what do you do to look after them before the next gruelling session? Rest and refuelling are a given, but are you making the most of the recovery process?
Rehabilitative methods such as sports massage should be a regular part of your training regimen and can improve your performance, prevent injury and aid in your recovery between events.
Benefits of regular massage include:
Alleviating stress and tension built up in the soft tissues.
Reduce adhesions in the muscles.
Improve mobility and flexibility.
Prevent niggling injuries.
Good for postural stress.
Sports and remedial massage therapy combines general and deep tissue manipulation with various forms of stretching techniques to loosen up tight muscles; break up adhesions in muscle fibres, and to restore and maintain the full functionality of your muscles. The treatment is direct and results are experienced quite quickly. It is a safe and non-invasive therapy.
Massage stimulates the muscular and nervous systems, while improving blood circulation and lymphatic flow. This allows fresh oxygenated blood and nutrients to repair the bodies’ tissues whilst eliminating metabolic waste products and toxins from the body.
Massage also helps the muscles to remain supple and pliable, resulting in the body functioning more efficiently and helps counteract the debilitating effects of stressful modern-day living.
Sports and Remedial Massage differs from other forms of massage, as it is a deeper form of massage and covers the management, manipulation and rehabilitation of the soft tissues of the body. Following treatment, guidance will be offered on exercises and stretching techniques where appropriate.
Kim is our Sports Massage Therapist and works closely with our physiotherapists to ensure clients recover quickly and minimising a repeat injury.