Sports Massage and Remedial Therapy
What is Sports Massage? Can Sports Massage be helpful for me?
Sports Massage and Remedial Therapy are both forms of soft tissue therapy and use similar techniques. Benefits can include improved recovery from activity or injury, injury prevention, pain reduction and greater flexibility, range of motion and performance enhancement.
Assessment and evaluation of soft tissue condition and understanding client needs is a fundamental part of the therapy meaning each treatment is highly individual and focused. This includes advising on alternative action if soft tissue therapy is not appropriate at the time and providing rehabilitation exercises.
If you are a sportsperson, of any level, a sports massage can be beneficial.
Regular sports massage can form a useful part of a training programme in order to contribute to performance enhancement and injury prevention by reducing soft tissue tension and muscle imbalances to result in greater flexibility, range of motion and muscle tissue recruitment.
By increasing circulation and promoting tissue formation and repair sports massage can help improve recovery times from activity and rehabilitation from injury.
You do not need to be an athlete to benefit from soft tissue remedial therapy.
Its benefits can also help relieve day to day problems including muscle tension, fatigue and pain that many experience due to workplace set-up, repetitive tasks, caring/family requirements or other activities. Remedial therapists work with a great range of clients in assisting with preventive treatment and injury recovery.
Remedial therapy can be beneficial post surgery through softening and realigning scar tissue thereby helping restore movement, or as part of physiotherapy, osteopathy or chiropractic led treatment.