Sports massage is a systematic manipulation of the soft tissue, including skin, fascia, muscles, tendons and ligaments of the body that can focus on soft tissue relevant to a particular activity, sport or general aches and pains and decreased mobility. A number of techniques are used to release the tissue and restore balance. Commonly it is used to reduce pain, improve mobility and prepare or recover for exercise and to aid recovery from injury.
Clients come in from all walks of life, this is not just for sports people.
Benefits can be:
-Increased muscular flexibility
-An increased joint range of movement
-Improved recovery from sports injuries
-Increased circulation for tight or tired muscles
-Increased neurological excitability
-Releases endorphins, thus stress relieving
-Readies the body for activity
-Recover and repair soft tissue injuries ‘Pre-rehabilitation’