What is Sports Massage and how can it help you?
Sports Massage is about utilizing various different techniques to achieve a specific goal that has been put into place, based on what has been identified within the initial screening. The common misconception of sports massage is that it is all deep tissue work, that is not the case. This is all dependent on what the intent of the work is, whether it is a general maintenance massage, or to help you on the road to recovery from injury.
Here are the benefits of Sports Massage;
- Improved circulation and general nutrition of muscles.
- Improved range of motion and muscle flexibility.
- Helps shorten recovery time between workouts.
- Can help prevent over-training.
At WIN health clinic before any massage takes place, a form will need to be completed, to ensure it is safe to proceed. Then we will have a consultation and get an understanding of any previous and underlying conditions. In addition a postural analysis and flexibility tests will be carried out by your massage therapist.
Once the treatment has been completed you will be given after care advice which will also include exercises to be done at home that will supplement the treatment.
The reasons to get a massage, if you are suffering from one these following conditions sports massage can help you;
- Lower, middle, and upper back pain
- neck/shoulder pain
- joint stiffness
- sports injuries
- muscular weakness
- muscle spasm
- carpal tunnel syndrome
- poor circulation
- headaches and migrains
- sinus disorders