Sports Therapy & Massage

Not only an excellent therapy for athletes and sports participants, sports massage can also assist with issues that arise from day to day living along with office and life stress that all contribute to tight knotty muscles that causing aches and pains in shoulders and backs.

Massage helps iron out those areas of discomfort and in turn allows a wider range of motion and an all over freer feeling. Working deep in the tissue all over the body releases unwanted tension, moves lactic acid from the muscles, helps to break down built up scar tissue and eases joints. Having regular massage you will feel and notice positive improvements in your sport and general day to day living.

For athletes and sports participants and those with an active lifestyle, sports massage is there to prepare you for your best performance, combat fatigue, reduce muscle swelling and relieve all over muscle tension. Ignoring muscle tension can lead to injuries, pain and poor athletic performance

During physical activities such as weight lifting, muscle tension can build up in soft tissues and due to overextension or overuse, minor injuries and lesions can occur in these tissues which results in pain and poor athletic performances. Undergoing sports massage therapy helps alleviate pain and prevent injuries that affect flexibility, mobility, response time and your overall performance.

DOMS

One of the most common setbacks for athletes and sports participants is Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness, more commonly known as DOMS. This is the muscle pain that typically develops several hours after exercise and consists of predominantly eccentric muscle actions, especially if the exercise is unfamiliar. Studies have concluded that sports massage may help reduce and prevent the often painful and deliberating effects of DOMS. By flushing the muscle through blood and lymphatic circulation assists in the removal of lactic acid and other toxins.

Heavily exercised muscles may also lose the capacity to relax and in turn can cause chronically tight muscles and a reduction in flexibility. The reduced flexibility is often linked to muscle soreness and predisposes you to injury, especially muscle strains and tears. The flow of blood through tight muscles is poor (ischemia) which also causes pain. Undergoing a regular routine of massage therapy is extremely effective in combatting the effects of heavily exercised muscles.

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