Do You Need A Sports Massage?
Sports massage is the process of using massage to relax muscles, tendons and connective tissue to help them relax and reduce the feeling of pain and stiffness.
What is unique about Sports Massage is that it is a deep tissue massage – this means it is firmer than others.
Muscle stiffness and pain can occur from numerous factors.
From assessments, we carry out with patients, the main reasons our clients experience stiffness and pain are:
- Sitting for too long – This can cause muscles to be weak and tight.
- Exercising strenuously – This can cause muscles to be fatigued and stiff
These are two prime examples of why you may need sports massage.
A Sports massage therapist helps realign muscle fibres and joints to correct areas of the body that are experiencing this feeling of discomfort.
Areas of the body that commonly require sports massage are:
- The Neck and Shoulders
- Lower back
- Ankles and feet
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What will your sports massage appointment look like?
Your first session with your Sports massage therapist will be an assessment of your problem area.
We look at your range of movement, and the level of pain you may be in and will ask you further questions to find out the best way to solve the problem and give you the best pain management care possible.
Often our treatment will include hands-on massage of the area and easy-to-do rehab exercises, to be done at home or in the gym if you have access.
Improvements in 1 or 2 sessions
Patients tend to see improvement in 1 or 2 sessions of hands-on massage, and even further improvement once we add the corrective exercises like stretching and strength movements to ensure you can be pain-free as quickly as possible.
Sports Massage Movement Assessment
Often when someone is feeling stiff and in pain, it is a consequence of something else going on in the body. For example, we have spoken about how a sedentary lifestyle or strenuous exercise can lead to the feeling of high, stiff or painful muscles.
It is important to identify where these issues are originating from so that sports massage treatment can be most effective in reducing the symptoms, pain or discomfort.
For this reason, we go through a full body assessment to find the cause of the problem. We check what muscles are weak or tight, as well as the range of movement of your joints.
This leads to 2 modes of treatment to ensure pain is taken away for good!
1 – Deep Tissue Sports massage – designed to relax the muscle and reduce pain
2 – Strengthening exercises – To ensure the pain doesn’t come back
To give us the best chance of taking your pain away it has been proven strength exercises are the best way to keep the body as strong as possible. These may be done in a gym or at home but you are given a clear plan on how to remove your pain for good.
If you are in pain or are feeling stiffness in your body that you want removed, then get in touch with us today!
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