It is possible for a person of any age to obtain an injury through sport, or to do damage from long term repetition. Conditions may include sciatica, piriformis syndrome, scoliosis, acute and chronic back pain, neck pain, whiplash, frozen shoulder, headaches, migraines, tennis elbow, knee pain, plantar fasciitis, nerve compression and much more.
Sports massage may be used to address an extensive range of injuries.
What is Sports Massage?
Sports Massage is the management, manipulation and rehabilitation of soft tissues of the body including muscles, ligaments and tendons. Sport Massage can be used before and after participating in sport to help prevent injury, but it can also be used to aid healing when an injury has occurred during sport.
The treatment delivers advanced manual manipulation techniques (STR,NMT,MET), massage and stretches, together with supportive advice to help avoid similar problems arising in the future.
Techniques employed by sports massage practitioners have been developed to ensure effective and efficient results are gained by the following:
- Improving circulation & lymphatic flow
- Assisting in the removal of metabolic waste
- To sedate or stimulate nerve endings
- Increasing or decreasing muscle tone
- Increasing or decreasing muscle length
Sports Massage techniques have been developed for athletes and people participating in sport but can be beneficial to people in their occupations or any other activity. The techniques discussed can help relieve many day to day problems that everyone experiences.It involves the assessment and treatment of soft tissue injuries.
Sports massage is applicable not just to sports people but to anyone wishing to guard against or recover from a soft tissue injury.
Kinesiology taping is available on request.
Injuries from sport could include damage during activity such as pulls, strains or tears, but can also include repetitive strain injuries resulting from long term overuse. Some of the most common sports for generating sports injuries include:
- Leg and lower back injuries from running
- Ankle, neck and elbow injuries from tennis
- Knee, lower back and neck injuries from football and rugby
- Knee and back injuries from cycling