Sports Massage

Staying in great shape

​Sports massage is considered to have a number of beneficial effects in athletes. It can be used before a workout, after a particularly hard bout of exercise, during training or for rehabilitation. Athletes of all levels may benefit from it.

What is Sports Massage?

​It is a systematic manipulation of the body’s soft tissues that targets muscles relevant to a particular kind of exercise or sport. Many techniques can be used in sports massage depending on the client’s needs and the skills of the practitioner.

Some of the techniques that may be use are:

Swedish massage, effleurage (stroking), petrissage (kneading), compression, friction, tapotement (rhythmic striking), vibration, gliding, stretching, percussion and trigger points. These movements and techniques can be applied to help the client to achieve maximum performance and physical conditioning along with a reduced risk of injury or pain. It can also aid a swifter recovery post-workout.

What are the Benefits of Sports Massage?

There are many reported benefits from sports massage, both physiological and psychological.

  • Improvement in circulation
  • Increased joint range of movement
  • Increased flexibility
  • Elimination of exercise waste products, such as lactic acid
  • Improved sense of well-being
  • Reduced muscle tension
  • Reduced risk of injury
  • Reduced recovery time between workouts

Possible side effects of sports massage are tenderness or stiffness for one to two days.

​For more information about sports massage call us on:
Sports Massage Huntingdon: 01487 773 088

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