What is Sports Massage?
Sports Massage is a form of massage involving the manipulation of soft tissue to benefit a person engaged in regular physical activity. Soft tissue is connective tissue that has not hardened into bones or cartilage and includes skin, muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia. Sports Massage is designed to assist in correcting problems and imbalances in soft tissue that are caused from repetitive and strenuous physical activity and trauma. The application of sports massage, prior to and after exercise, may enhance performance, aid recovery and prevent injury.
The benefits of Sports Massage:
Sports Massage through manipulation of manipulation of soft tissue prior to and after exercise promotes physical, physiological, neurological and psychological changes that aid performance and particularly recovery. Some examples of the benefits are:
- The release of muscle tension and pain
- The removal of waste products such as acetic acid and carbon dioxide.
- Reduced soreness from DOMS ( delayed onset muscle soreness) as a result of vigorous exercise.
- And improved posture and flexibility.
How does Sports Massage differ from other massage?
Whilst other forms of massage have aims in common with Sports Massage (such as physical and mental relaxation) Sports Massage is specifically designed to assist active people in the sports or fitness activities. It works extremely well alongside Osteopathy treatment as a maintenance option.
For further details or to book a session with our Sports Masseuse, Harry Couchman please do call us: 07908415376