Why not try sports massage to help alleviate the stress and tension which builds up in the body's soft tissues during physical activity? Sports massage is beneficial When minor injuries and lesions occur. It's so easy to overexert or overuse muscles and cause injury, sports massage can break them down quickly and effectively. Sports massage can help prevent those small injuries that get in the way of performance and achievement whatever the level of your exercise regime.
Each type of activity has different demands on the players and uses muscle groups in a different way. Sports massage is designed to address those specific concerns and may differ according to what the athlete plays. Sports massage can help heal strained muscles and allow healthy ones to reach and maintain peak performance while minimising the risk of injury.
However, anyone can benefit from this practice, including people in physically demanding jobs. Occupational, emotional and postural stress may produce many similar characteristics to sports injuries.
Sports massage techniques are based on the various elements of Swedish massage and often incorporates a combination of other practices involving stretching, compression, friction, toning, and trigger point response techniques similar to Acupressure and Shiatsu.
The practitioner brings together this blend of techniques, knowledge and advice during treatment, to work effectively with the client to bring about optimum performance and to provide injury-free training and minimise post event injuries. In addition to making you feel good, it reduces the heart rate and blood pressure, increases blood circulation and lymph flow, reduces muscle tension, improves flexibility, and relieves pain.