Massage has been recorded as one of the earliest forms of physical therapy, used for over 3,000 years in in China, India, and Greece.
Sports massage, specifically, is a form of massage that focuses on restoring function and mobility to skin, muscles, tendons, ligaments, and fascia (a connective tissue between the other soft tissues).
By manipulating the tissues, issues and imbalances from repetitive activity and trauma are corrected, and tension is released from muscles to reduce pain.
Can I have a sports massage if I'm not a sportsperson?
Anyone can get a sports massage, whether you actively take part in sport or not!
If you do take part in activity, sports massage before or after exercise can help to relieve aches and pains, enhance recovery and performance, and prevent injury.
However, it can be used as maintenance to maintain mobility and flexibility in muscles that are commonly used in everyday activities, such as walking, sitting and driving for long periods of time.
Sports massage can also be used as a rehabilitation tool for muscles and soft tissues that have become torn, stretched, or just ache. Rehabilitative massage can improve healing and reduce pain during the healing process.
Sports massage is often deeper and can invoke a feeling of being bruised the following day. This is due to the tissues being manipulated with a variety of techniques including stretching, compression, friction and trigger point release.
Following a sports massage with us, we advise you to drink well and move around to maximise recovery and the benefits of your session.
If you are wondering if sports massage would be beneficial for your aches and pains, get in touch with us for a free telephone consultation on 07904 116757 or email us at email@example.com.