For the active sports person
Benefits of massage
- Prevention of injury: By maintaining flexibility in the muscles and breaking down any scar tissue present, athletes are less likely to be injured. Such injuries may be a strain when training, racing, or developing a repetitive strain injury (RSI).
Massage can also help to identify areas of tension before they develop into a problem. This allows athletes to prevent injuries. We can advise on technique changes, exercises and stretches to deal with arising issues.
- Improved performance: Treatments pre and post events help to prepare the body allowing it to perform at its optimum and also speeding up the recovery time after.
We can advise on common injuries including Illiotibial band syndrome, patellofemoral syndrome, Achilles tendonitis, tennis and golfers elbow rotator cuffs injuries. Sports massage is a deeply relaxing and remedial form of deep tissue massage. Using a variety of deep tissue techniques, manipulations, and trigger points to treat short and long term musculoskeletal injuries and postural problems. This therapy can also help with everyday aches and pains.
Following an initial consultation in which a detailed case history is carried out, an examination of the client’s posture and movement range is assessed as appropriate. Further tests may include muscular strength tests and neurological examinations.
We will create an individual treatment plan that includes condition specific massage, stretches and other forms of exercise to ensure that the client receives the maximum benefits of treatments.