Sports Therapy & Massage can alleviate with muscle complaints such as back pain, postural problems, mobility problems, repetitive strain injuries & work related conditions.
Our clients include professional & amateur sports people and the general public who have injuries, aches and pains through lifestyle activities, accidents or work.
What is Sports Massage?
Sports Massage is the application of manipulation and stretching of soft tissue in the body. Soft tissue includes muscles, skin, ligaments, tendons and connective tissue. Sports massage covers the management and rehabilitation of the soft tissue of the body for the benefit of the participant.
Benefits of Sports Massage
Sports massage is an effective & beneficial form of physical therapy, not only for active sports people, or those requiring therapy after a soft tissue injury, but also for those people seeking relief from muscle tension or requiring massage for the maintenance of healthy muscles. Massage can also help individuals who want to relax from the stresses of everyday life.
Massage is the most effective therapy for releasing muscle tension and restoring balance to the musculo-skeletal system. Received regularly this may help athletes prevent injuries, which might otherwise be caused by overuse.
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. Sports Massage can be used to treat the stress, tension and fatigue that occurs through occupational, recreational or sporting activities. It can also be beneficial to:
- Help relieve that stress and tension which can hinder optimal performance.
- Reduce the likelihood of injury during exercise.
- Speed up the recovery process and aid rehabilitation after injury.
- Ensure full range of movement and increase muscle flexibility.
- Improve postural and general body awareness
For the more serious athletes sports massage can help at the different stages of participation. For example:
- Pre competition
- Inter competition
- Post competition
- Injury Recovery
- Injury prevention
You don’t have to be a sports person to feel the benefits!
Muscular tension, stress and fatigue can affect all of us,whether we are competitive or recreational athletes or have active or stressful lifestyles. Active or sedentary – you should find massage relaxing and therapeutic. Sports therapy is also widely used in the corporate world for companies to assess & treat work related problems. Studies have shown a decrease in sick days amongst workers.
Please contact us to make an appointment at our clinic in Bronleigh House in Neath. Ring us on 07973 915664 or 01639 632035