Sports massage is great for fit active individuals. Not only can it be beneficial for athletes to improve their biomechanical performance it can also help with the psychological aspects of sport.
Unlike Remedial where the therapists selects the technique they feel is best to relieve dysfunction, your pressure and techniques used in a Sports massage is dependent on where the client is in their training program. Therapist’s will use a combination of stretching, deep tissue, MET, PNF and active release as well as recovery massage after a big event to improve recovery times. Your therapist will work with you to determine which style and techniques are required based on where the athlete is in their training program and how their body is reacting to that training program
Triathletes achieve best results when receiving pre and post event massage with lighter pressure designed to flush the muscles groups ready for the athlete event or to promote recovery post event.
Heavy weightlifters and gym goers may need deeper pressure and Trigger Point Therapy to decrease muscles adhesions and improve joint range of motion to improve strength and muscle gains.
What are the benefits of Sports Massage?
- Works to assist active recovery
- Reduce muscle adhesions
- Improve joint range of motion
- Decreasing risk of injury
- Improve psychology preparation for sport or competition
- Reduce tenderness post activity
- Increase endurance
- Improved performance
We recommend that you arrive well hydrated for your Sports Massage. Hydration is important to improve the quality of your muscles and fascia. If you are dehydrated it is likely your results won’t be as great and it may also be more painful.