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Sports massage or soft tissue therapy is the management, manipulation and rehabilitation of soft tissues of the body, which include muscles, tendons and ligaments. It is used to aid or recover from soft tissue injury – ‘As defined by the SMA’
Deep tissue massage is designed to release muscle tension, improve flexability and correct imbalance – Runners World
Techniques used by sports massage practitioners have been developed to ensure effective and efficient results are gained from each massage given.
Sports massage may improve circulation and lymphatic flow, increase or decrease muscle tone, increase or decrease muscle length, assist in removal of metabolic waste, remodel scar tissue when required as well as assist in mental preparation for sporting particpation
You will usually find this type of massage is quite painful and uncomfortable, and it is recommended you have a massage a couple of days after a hard work out or race to allow inital soreness and stiffness to subside.
Sports Massage is also benefical for Pre and Post events and rehabilitation
Pre-event and post-event massage therapies are tailored for distinct purposes. Pre massage helps supplement to an athletes warm up, which reduces tension and enhances circultaion. it is tailored to the needs of the individual athlete.
Post massage is more geared towards reducing muscle spasms and metabolic build up that occurs with rigorous exercise.
Sports massage can help speed healing and reduce discomfort during the rehabilitaion process for muscle spasms, tears, bruise, and ache, thorugh soft tissue techqniues, trigger point techniques and cross fibre friction techqniues.
This treatment is not just for the sports person! Anyone can benefit from sports massage, including people in physically demanding jobs and those not quite so obvious (occupational, emotional and postural stress may produce many similar characteristics to sports injuries).