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Sports Therapy

Sports massage therapy is a type of massage that is specifically tailored to sporting injuries or ailments. It is not meant to be a relaxing massage and, indeed, can become quite vigorous at times. Contrary to its name, sports massage is not only utilised by professional sportspeople or people that exercise heavily. It is of benefit to anyone that exercises, even if it is only mild exercise such as regular walking.

Purpose of Sports Massage

Sports massage therapy is designed to prevent and relieve injuries and conditions that are associated with exercise. This massage can often be quite strenuous and is able to promote the relief and reduction of stress and tension that can build up within the body’s soft tissues while exercising. The massage can be carried out before, during or after playing sport or exercising.  The techniques used are designed to increase endurance and performance, to minimise the chances of injury and, if there is an injury, to reduce the recovery time.



Sports massage can treat a variety of ailments and injuries that may occur as a result of exercise. The massage treatment also has other benefits that allow you to train or exercise more efficiently. 


Some benefits that sports massage has include:

  • draining away fatigue
  • relieving swelling
  • reducing muscle tension
  • promoting flexibility
  • injuries that occur as a result of overexertion or overuse
  • relieving pain
  • preventing injuries
  • improving heart rate and blood pressure
  • increasing blood circulation and lymph flow

 

On your first treatment a postural analysis can be carried out. This will help in determining the treatment plan you need.  After the analysis you will then be asked to lie on the couch and the massage can start.

As I am a very keen golfer I have a wide experience in golfer's muscles and how best to keep your swing going by not adding any more pressure to your problem area. I also ran the London Marathon 2011 and loved it. Again with this is mind treating runners comes as second nature. My first love was horse riding and then swimming so again muscles in these fields are known to me.  This does not go to say that I can only treat these sports people, I treat all areas of sports.

Sports massage therapy in Southam, Warwickshire.
Sports massage in Southam, Warwickshire.