What is a sports massage?
A sports massage – also known as a Swedish massage – is a deep tissue massage combined with soft tissue manipulation. It works deep into the muscles to promote and support healthy muscle growth, improve mobility, ease tension and also reduce the risk of injury.
Here, we go into sports massage therapy in more detail. But, if you’re suffering, please contact us for a free consultation today.
What can a sports massage be used for?
A sports massage is a specific massage technique all over the body that helps muscles repair and heal from discomfort and tension. Although it’s commonly used to help athletes and sportspeople to boost their recovery time, it’s also an effective treatment for those suffering with pain caused by everyday life.
Unlike a traditional massage, which is used for relaxation, this type of massage can be used to:
- Reduce pains and strains
- Decrease blood pressure
- Aid blood flow
- Boost sporting performance
- Improve sleep
- Reduce anxiety, stress and tension
Many symptoms can be treated via this method, however, it may that you need a specific course of alternative treatment. Your consultant will be able to advise you in this case.
Do I need a sports massage?
Many people think that sports massages are only for athletes. However, the truth is, whether you play any kind of sport or exercise regularly, then a sports massage can be an effective treatment for aches and pains. Even those who don’t do any physical activity often see the benefits of a sports massage and find that it relieves their symptoms.
What does a sports massage treatment include?
you seeking treatment. They will determine the root cause of your pain – whether that’s a sports injury or general tension in the muscles – before prescribing the best course of action.
The number of treatments will depend on the cause of your pain. Not to mention how well your body responds to the massage. After a few sessions, it may be that you need more specialised treatment.
How does Chiropractic help?
If you’re suffering with aches and pains, you’ll be pleased to know that there is a solution. Chiropractor treatment varies from patient to patient, but our team will make you feel at ease and explain exactly what we will do before any treatment to make sure you are comfortable and understand.
A Chiropractor can also aid your recovery by combining other treatments such as exercise rehabilitation and nutritional education.