Sports massage is the treatment of the soft tissue of the body, including the muscles, tendons and ligaments. You do not need to be involved in sports to benefit from a sports massage, and sports massage or deep tissue massage often make up the treatment of many injuries, either as a stand alone treatment or in conjunction with other therapies.
As a sports massage practitioner, Kathryn has been trained and is highly experienced in many techniques to make your sport massage session as beneficial as possible. The benefits of sports massage are vast, depending on the need for your sports massage treatment, below the general benefits of sports massage are covered.
- Improve lymphatic drainage
- Promote the removal of metabolic waste post exercise or injury
- Breakdown scar tissue and stimulate muscle healing
- Alter muscle tone
- Alter muscle length
- Mental and physical preparation prior to activity
- Relaxation and recovery following activity
As a sports performer sports massage can be used at any stage in the training and injury process:
- Pre competition
- Post competition
- During competition
- Injury prevention
- Injury recovery
- During training / pre season training
Any one can benefit from a sports massage, and it is often used in the treatment of many common health complaints, such as shoulder pain, back pain and leg pain. Sports massage can be used at any stage of injury or as a prevention of long term recurrence of musculoskeletal injuries and controlling pain. Your sports massage will be tailored to your individual needs following a brief assessment.
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