What is Sports Massage?
‘The application and manipulation of stretch methods to the muscles and connective tissues for the purpose of enhancing sporting and exercise performance.’
Sports Massage can have a positive influence upon mobility (the joints & bones) and upon flexibility (targets the muscles) of the human body. It is a specific and deeper technique in comparison to other massage methods and can consequently be used for treating injuries.
How does Sports Massage aid in the treatment of injuries?
It enables injuries to be managed through the various stages of the healing process using techniques to remodel scar tissue, realign muscle fibres and to sedate or stimulate nerve endings.
Do I have to be a sports person to benefit from Sports Massage?
No, Sports Massage is beneficial to most people to relieve excess muscle tension and tightness. It can also be very effective in relieving muscle spasms and can be used in conjunction with other therapies such as osteopathy, physiotherapy and chiropractic treatment.
What are the benefits of Sports Massage?
Reduces fatigue- aids in the removal of waste products, allowing your muscles to recover quicker from training as muscle tension is reduced.
Promotes circulation- sending nutrients and a fresh blood supply to the muscles reducing pain and stiffness.
Boosts performance-increases muscle fibre recruitment therefore potentially increasing performance output.
Reduces muscle tension & desk based postural tension-Enables so called ‘tight spots’ & ‘knots’ to be broken down that build up over time which can cause discomfort & impact on sports performance or daily activities as flexibility is restricted.
Prevents injury- initial assessment can identify the dysfunction of the musculoskeletal system and address the imbalances that cause pain.
Previous Clients Include:
The Welsh Rugby Squad
World Power Weight Lifters
Commonwealth Track Athletes
The Armed Forces
General Public- prone to Sciatica, injuries & postural tension
Please inform Supple Fitness if you have any medical conditions or allergies prior to booking an appointment as you may be required to obtain consent from your G.P or relevant health care professional prior to proceeding with a sports massage treatment.
Prices: 1 hour £45.00 30 minutes £25.00
Supple Fitness wishes to inform you that cancellations less than 24 hours’ notice will require: £20.00 for a 60-minute treatment and £10.00 for a 30-minute treatment.