The prime purpose of sports massage therapy is to help alleviate the stress and tension which builds up in the body’s soft tissues during physical activity.
Where minor injuries and lesions occur, due to overexertion and/or overuse, massage can break them down quickly and effectively.
Above all, it can help prevent those niggling injuries that so often get in the way of performance and achievement, whether one is an athlete, ardent keep-fitter or a once a week jogger.
This treatment is not just for the sports person: anyone can benefit from sports massage, including people in physically demanding jobs and those not quite so obvious (occupational, emotional and postural stress may produce many similar characteristics to sports injuries).
You shall be posturally assesed and asked to perform a variety of movements in order for me to work out where your restrictions and issue are.
Myofascial cupping may be incorporated into your treatment to help lift and separate the soft tissue. Massage wax is used to move the cups along the affected areas. This process pulls fresh oxygen and nutrient enriched blood along as the cups move.
Taping can also be used to provide support, adjustment and lymphatic draining when required and also as a stand alone treatment once a consultation session has taken place.