Muscle Matters specialise in treating sports related conditions including:
Acute sports injuries
Muscle, tendon and ligament repairs
Rotator cuff injuries/ frozen shoulder
Foot or ankle dysfunction
Sport rehabilitation massage is a safe, measured and therapeutic approach that helps both athletes and weekend warriors alike to effectively treat pain and achieve optimal performance.
Sports massage is specifically tailored to different sports and sporting injuries. It is not a relaxing form of massage and can often be quite strenuous. It works by stretching tight muscles, stimulating inactive muscles and improving the condition of the soft tissue.
Sports massage is designed to help athletes before, during and after training. It is useful for anyone who exercises to increase flexibility, prevent injuries and help with healing after a sports injury.
The aim of sports massage is to reduce the stress and tension that can build up in the soft tissues of the body during exercise. It is targeted to increase endurance, improve performance, reduce the chance of injury and reduce recovery time after an injury.
Sports Rehabilitation techniques include:
- Soft tissue release: locking and stretching the tissues and muscles
- Neuromuscular technique: targeting trigger points in the nervous system to get rid of pain and tension
- Positional release: used to relax hyperactive muscles
- Fascial release: deep, slow kneading used to release the connective tissues around the muscles.
The health benefits of Sport Rehabilitation massage
One of the main benefits of sports massage is that it can prevent you from getting sore muscles after you exercise (known as ‘delayed onset muscle soreness’). It will also help you exercise more efficiently and prevent some of the common ailments that go with exercise.
Other benefits of sport rehabilitation massage include:
Draining away fatigue
Reducing muscle tension
Improving heart rate and blood pressure
Increasing blood circulation and lymph flow
If you find that you are always a little sore and not able to perform at your best then Sports Massage is definitely for you.
Whether you are training for a particular event or you just enjoy regular exercise, use the buttons below to book an appointment today or contact us to further discuss how Sports Massage will benefit you.