Sports Injury Massage
With the right technique at the right time, you can increase your performance potential in your chosen sport. Massage will increase fitness capabilities by reducing the risk of injury, releasing tension and tightness in the soft tissues, and improving mobility.
- Speeds up recovery time after exercise, enhancing the removal of lactic acid, unwanted fluids and waste products
- Invigorating muscles prior to exercise
- Improves blood circulation
- Encourages relaxation, encouraging deeper breathing and lung capacity
- Reduces likelihood of injury by improving flexibility, strength and mobility of muscles, tendons, ligaments and joints
- Encourages healing of injuries, reducing scar tissue and encouraging blood flow for healing purposes
Injuries are a pain, I know. Often the individual will try to ‘work through’ the pain by continuing the sport or activity that may have caused it. However, you are in pain for a reason and first aid should be applied – R.I.C.E. (Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation). Please see First Aid Page for further information.
If you suspect the injury is not minor, for example, a break, you should seek professional advice immediately.
Please note that if he symptoms are caused by an underlying skeletal or medical problem. There may be an improvement in symptoms but please be aware you may be referred to another medical practitioner for diagnosis.
The first treatment will include a consultation. The questions asked are required to assess your situation (historically and recent) and taken into account with your symptoms.