With the ever-growing number of people taking part in sport or other strenuous activities, the demand for deeper tissue massage is increasing.
Whether you are a professional or amateur sportsman or woman, sports massage should play an important part in your life. Sports and remedial massage is recognised as one of the most effective therapy for releasing muscle tension and restoring balance to the musculoskeletal system.
Other benefits include:
- Facilitation of the repair process after injury
- Stretching of shortened muscles
- Modification of muscle physiology to overcome hypertonicity or spasm
- An increase of fluid dynamics of the tissues
- Restoration of mobility
- Boost of performance
- Extension of the overall life of your sporting career
A constant build-up of tension in the muscles from regular activity may lead to stresses on joints, ligaments, tendons, as well as the muscles themselves.
Muscle fibers adhesions, scar tissues, edema, a rigidity of superficial fascia can all be addressed with such treatment. Received regularly this type of treatment may help prevent injuries, which might otherwise be caused by overuse.
However, to be able to offer a remedy, the therapist must do more than just relieve pain; he/she must also be able to understand how the problem came about and how it can be avoided in the future. This is why sports massage treatment is frequently used in conjunction with osteopathic treatment.