Sports Massage Therapy for the Serious (and not so serious) Sporting Athlete
Sports massage therapists use massage to specifically benefit the participants of all sports and exercise regimes, whether you are a serious national or international athlete, exercise or play sport to keep fit or compete at club level. Even those who do not participate in sports will benefit from a sports massage as the posture of most people either when they are standing, sitting, driving, sitting at the computer, gardening etc. is often poor, thus resulting in stiff and aching muscles. People carrying out repetitive tasks such as factory workers, housewives, musicians, builders, window cleaners etc. would also benefit from sports massage therapy as it aims to help the management, manipulation and rehabilitation of the soft tissues of the body, e.g. muscles, tendons, ligaments and other connective tissue. These are used continuously and repetitively whatever the sport or occupation so may well need regular attention. Sports massage differs from a normal "health and beauty massage" as application of the massage strokes is generally deeper following detection of areas which need attention.
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When may Sports Massage Therapy be Used?
During the conditioning/training phase.
Pre-competition - to warm up muscles and other soft tissues.
Inter competition - to aid recovery and aid warm up again.
Post competition - to relieve muscle pain and stiffness.
Injury prevention (see Benefits).
Rehabilitation following injury.
General well-being and relaxation.Individ
Sports massage therapy sessions are available for individuals, clubs or at competitions. Sessions are particularly valuable for club training sessions and for pre, intermediate and post competition sessions.
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