Sports massage is used to influence repair, recovery and injury prevention not only in the professional athlete but anybody who puts excess stress on their muscles on a day to day basis. For example, someone who sits at a computer all day and ends up slumping over the keyboard will in time potentially end up with very tight and painful neck and shoulder muscles. Sports massage treatment will help to relieve this problem and also help to prevent it in the future.
Sports massage not only helps the repair and recovery of muscle but keeps your muscles in good condition, allowing optimal range of movement, flexibility and power output.
EFFECTS OF SPORTS MASSAGE:
- Increased Circulation
- Removal of Waste Products in the Muscles
- Stretching of muscles and Fascia
- Breaking Down of Scar Fissue
- Increased Flexibility and Range of Motion
- Release of Muscular Tension and Spasm
- Reduction of stress
- Increased micro circulation
- Pain reduction
SPORTS MASSAGE TECHNIQUES
Sports massage treatments also involve Soft tissue release, neuromuscular techniques and Muscle energy techniques.
Advanced technique which brings into play the nervous system to over ride reflex holding patterns, which eradicate tension areas and scar tissue.
SOFT TISSUE RELEASE:
Advanced technique which allows involvement of the patient in helping to reduce scar tissue, muscular adhesions and to gain improved flexibility.
MUSCLE ENERGY TECHNIQUES:
Advanced technique which allows involvement of the patient in stretching, strengthening and the breaking down of fibrous adhesions and scar tissue.