What is Sports Massage Therapy?
Sports massage is a form of manual therapy that is excellent for both athletes and non-athletes alike to relieve pain, soreness, and tension in the body. Treatments have a therapeutic effect and optimise health and wellbeing by acting on the muscular, nervous, and circulatory systems. Sports massage is effective in treating many conditions; both chronic and acute.
Massage therapy is commonly used in all stages of injury recovery to improve range of motion, reduce adhesions, relieve pain, and reduce muscle spasms. Injury prevention is also a large part of massage therapy. Regular maintenance treatments are important for maintaining the balance of muscles and reducing regular tension build up to prevent future pain or injury.
What we treat
Using a range of advanced techniques, some of the conditions that can be treated through Sports Massage Therapy include:
- Stress-related tension
- Postural dysfunction
- Lower back pain
- Sports injuries
- Muscle sprains and strains
- Sciatic pain
- Tennis and Golfer’s Elbow
What to expect
Your initial sports massage therapy treatment at our clinic in Christchurch, Dorset will be a one-hour long session with our highly trained sports massage therapist. First, we will discuss your injury and health history to ensure there are no contraindications or modifications needed to your treatment. Then we will discuss your treatment goals to design a personalised treatment plan for you.
A physical assessment of your range of motion, posture and quality of movement will be conducted to ascertain the focus of the treatment. Then the massage therapist will provide a manual therapy treatment using techniques such as Swedish massage, myofascial release, muscle energy techniques and trigger point work.
Although deep tissue treatments may be slightly painful, the relief will be noticeable immediately afterwards. Next day soreness is common but will diminish and disappear within a couple of days.
To find out how sports and remedial massage therapy might help you, please contact us on 01202 473800 or email on firstname.lastname@example.org.