Sports Massage Therapy
The prime purpose of sports massage therapy is to
help alleviate the stress and tension which builds up in the body’s soft
tissues during physical activity. Where minor injuries and lesions
occur, due to overexertion and/or overuse, massage can break them down
quickly and effectively. Above all, it can help prevent those niggling
injuries that so often get in the way of performance and achievement,
whether one is an athlete, ardent keep-fitter or a once a week jogger.
This treatment is not just for the sports person:
anyone can benefit from sports massage, including people in physically
demanding jobs and those not quite so obvious (occupational, emotional
and postural stress may produce many similar characteristics to sports
Sports massage tends to be deeper and more intense.
It is based on the various elements of Swedish massage and often
incorporates a combination of other techniques involving stretching,
compression, friction, toning, and trigger pointing. The skilled
therapist brings together this blend of techniques, knowledge and advice
during treatment, to work effectively with the client to bring about
optimum performance and to provide injury-free training and minimise
post event injuries.
Benefits and Effects
There are three areas where sports massage is used
to benefit athletes.
A regular massage treatment programme based on the
therapist’s understanding of anatomy and of the muscles used in a given
sport and which are likely candidates for trouble. By concentrating on
particular muscle groups the therapist can help the athlete maintain or
improve range of motion and muscle flexibility.
Pre-event and post-event massage therapies are
tailored for distinct purposes. Pre-event treatment is used as a
supplement to an athlete’s warm-up to enhance circulation and reduce
excess muscle and mental tension prior to competition. It is tailored to
the needs of the athlete and his/her event and can be relaxing or
stimulating as appropriate. Post-event massage, on the other hand, is
geared towards reducing the muscle spasms and metabolic build-up that
occur with rigorous exercise. Various sports massage techniques enhance
the body’s own recovery process improving the athlete’s ability to
return to training and competition, and reducing the risk of injury.
Even with preventative maintenance, muscles cramp,
tear, bruise, and ache. Sports massage can speed healing and reduce
discomfort during the rehabilitation process.
Soft tissue techniques employed by sports massage
therapists are effective in the management of both acute and chronic
Trigger point techniques reduce the spasm and pain
that occur both in the injured and "compensation" muscles.
Cross-fibre friction techniques can help with
healing by improved formation of strong and flexible repair tissue,
which is vital in maintaining full pain-free range of motion during
In all cases, such massage techniques are employed
in collaboration with other appropriate medical care.
Sports Therapy Massage
I've been going for sessions with Luke for a few
months now, he has helped me retrain and get my self fit for
work again after months of issues with my back.
Unfortunately Sports Massage Therapy is not for
every one and there are certain populations that I am unable to massage
at the level of knowledge I have right now. This is because
certain medical conditions are affected by massage and with out the
proper training could be made worse.
Below is a list of the conditions that I cannot
When can I do it?
There are the
following appointment slots at Club-K, on the hour and half hour.
||17:30 - 19:00
What does it cost?
Therapy Training - Sport Massage Therapy
4 X 1/2 hour sessions
(1 Session a week)
|Block of 10 1/2 hour
The only question to ask now is how do
I get onboard become a fitter healthier and happier me?
Well this is the easiest bit just call
or text me on 07531 885 661
If I am training or
massaging someone leave a
message and I will get back to you as soon as I have finished.
or alternatively just fill in the
below and we can communicate or direct via email to firstname.lastname@example.org