Sports Massage

Sports massage is not just for professional athletes, it can be beneficial to anyone who works out, is involved in any kind of sport or pastime or a physical activity  such as dance or yoga. Sports massage therapy can be used as a means to enhance pre event preparation, there by promoting maximum performance capabilities, as well as reduce recovery time in-between training sessions or after an event.

A sports massage treatment which has been specifically designed with your needs in mind, promotes flexibility, reduces fatigue, improves endurance, helps prevent injuries and prepares your body and mind for optimal performance.

Managing the soft tissues of the body through massage coupled with a stretching programme will keep your muscles, tendons and ligaments in good shape and assist with any rehabilitation programs. Sports massage may prevent injury by keeping muscles supple and free from tension, knots and adhesions as well as helping to keep the different muscle groups balanced.

Pre-event sports massage helps warm up the muscles by stretching them and making them flexible for optimal athletic performance. A pre-event massage is best done up to two days in advance. Post-event massage relieves muscle soreness and swelling, maintains flexibility, promotes blood flow to remove lactic acid and waste and reduces cramping.

Preventive massage, done at least once a week as a regular part of athletic training programs, increases the flow of blood and nutrients to the muscle and helps repair small tears due to strenuous physical activity. It also keeps tissue loose so that different layers of muscle slide over each other. For anyone participating in regular physical activity, sport massage therapy may be a great addition to your normal regimen as a regular maintenance sports massages facilitates increased range of motion, flexibility and ability for enhanced muscle strengthening.