Sports Massage is one of the most complex massages to learn as a therapist. It is commonly used for professional and amateur athletes and activity enthusiasts. It is used before training/events, during exercise, and/or after exercise. It can quickly warm muscles for action, improve performance, prevent injuries, strengthen and stretch muscles, help flexibility, reduce muscular aches and pains, and aid recovery of muscular fatigue and the quick removal of toxins after activity.
Treatment time will depend on the range of techniques used, and the areas of the body to be treated. If appropriate following consultation, TENS (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation), EMS (Electro Muscular Stimulation), cupping, a theragun massage tool, trigger point balls, hot and cold applicators, body support wraps, stretches, movement restraints and far infrared pain relief patches may be used. Steve may use his hands, elbows, knuckles, and forearms in muscular release techniques which may be deep to reach fibrous adhesions, tendons, deep muscles and scar tissue, and may kneel on you or the couch to draw you into certain positions to stretch and mobilise the joints, as well as using various massage therapy tools.
Prevent injuries, reduce pain and improve recovery time with a great sports massage by Steve in Southampton.
Sports Massage can help professional athletes and amateur sporting people with:
- Stretching exercises
- Joint mobilisation
- Muscular performance
- Prevention of injuries
- Muscular recovery from exercise
- Reduction in Muscular and Joint fatigue, aches and pains
- Fibrous adhesions and scar tissue
- Strengthening and flexibility of muscles