Sports Massage Therapy Loughton
Sports Massage In Loughton with JS Fitness
We are now offering Sports Massage at our Loughton Clinic with Gil Saville.
Sports massage therapy is a proven way to release and reduce tension in muscles, improve circulation and can help to relax the body. All of this helps promote recovery and reduces the chance of muscle injury. A sports massage is similar to a deep tissue massage in that you will feel relaxed and at ease, but it also offers much more.
A sports massage therapist will have undertaken further education and training to be able to deliver a massage that can target the specific muscle that is injured and reduce the injury or the sense of pain you are feeling. They will also combine other techniques, such as stretching exercises, to help muscles and soft tissue recover from an injury faster than a traditional deep-tissue massage. The main focus of a sports massage is not relaxation but injury prevention and treatment.
What is a sports massage?
Sports massage therapy is the assessment, management and treatment of soft tissue, muscle and ligament dysfunction within the musculoskeletal system. A sports massage therapist will look to identify the cause of the issue you are facing rather than treat the symptoms being caused.
Traditionally, sports massage therapy is the application of different massage techniques to an athlete to help prevent or prepare for a sport or exercise. Sports massage therapy has many benefits, in that it can be used to address injuries that have already happened, easing the pain and discomfort of them, shorten recovery time between exercises and improve an athlete’s performance by improving flexibility, range of motion and muscle functionality.
In more recent times, that idea, however, is shifting. People are now beginning to see the benefits that a sports massage could have on day-to-day life and in fact, are calling for the name to be changed to “soft tissue therapy” as they feel it better represents their skills. The massage techniques are applied to various muscles, ligaments and tendons of the body that people will naturally use or potentially injure every day.
What can sports massage therapy be used for?
Sports massage therapy is versatile and can be used to treat a variety of conditions, both sports-related and other. It is an effective treatment method to relieve tension created by poor posture or working conditions that require you to be sat at a computer for more extended periods of time. It can also be used to ease the symptoms of medical conditions such as:
- Multiple sclerosis
- Cystic Fibrosis
- Sprains & Strains
What are the benefits of a Sports Massage?
As mentioned previously, there are many benefits to a sports massage, some of these are:
- Increased flexibility, muscle performance and range of motion
- Increased level of blood flow and oxygen (This helps to speed up recovery and healing)
- Increased lymph flow ( This removes harmful toxins and bacterias from the muscles)
- Improved sleep
- Lowered stress levels and a sense of relaxation
- Helps to prevent delayed muscle soreness from exercise or activity
The list of benefits from a sports massage could go on forever, these are just to list a few! If you feel you could benefit from a sports massage, contact us today using the button below.
Sports Massage Therapy FAQ’s
How often should I receive sports massages?
This depends on your activity levels, overall health and, if active, the activity you regularly undertake. For someone moderately active in multiple sports, we recommend one session per week. Your massage therapist will discuss with you the correct amount of treatments at your first assessment.
What should I wear to a sports massage?
A sports massage therapist will usually prefer you to wear loose-fitting clothing so that they can easily access and treat the source of your problem. If you are receiving a massage on the top half of your body and would feel more comfortable doing so, a sports bra is usually fine for us to work around.
Can a sports massage help with injury prevention?
Sports massage therapy is a proven method to reduce and release muscle tension, remove lactic acids and other waste products and improve circulation. All of these benefits then help to promote a faster recovery time in your muscles and prevent injury.
Is a sports massage painful?
In most cases, no. During a sports massage, you may feel some slight discomfort as your masseuse works the muscles, but you shouldn’t feel a serious amount of pain.
Can sports massage help with postural problems?
There are many different causes of poor posture, but yes, in most cases, sports massage therapy can help your posture. By easing pain and discomfort in your muscles and increasing your range of motion, you may notice that your posture in naturally improving.
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