You don’t need to be into sport to benefit from a sports massage. Prolonged sitting and the repetitive nature of many everyday tasks can lead to repetitive strains, over-use injuries and postural problems. This can result in pain, reduced range of movement and poor function. A sports and remedial massage uses a combination of massage and stretching techniques to release areas of tension within the muscle, lengthen shortened muscles, improve flexibility and mobilise joints; reducing symptomatic pain and improving function.
Rehabilitation massage will address conditions such as shoulder and neck pain, medial tibial stress syndrome, back pain and plantar fasciitis. A combination of techniques such as soft tissue release, trigger point therapy and muscle energy techniques are used to alleviate pain, improve range of movement, address muscle imbalances returning you to functional fitness. To prevent your injuries from becoming a reoccurring problem I like my clients to take a proactive approach to recovery which may include stretching and/or strengthening exercises, advice on posture and self massage.
If you are training for an event, massage will reduce to time taken to recover between sessions allowing you to train harder. Regular massages will help to prevent overuse injuries as areas of tension can be identified and addressed before they develop and cause a problem. Maintenance massage will also ensure a good range of movement is maintained allowing you to maintain good form in your chosen sport and reducing your chance of injury.