Sports Massage Therapy
Seary Physiotherapy sports massage is a ‘hands on’ experience performed using a variety of techniques, depending upon the individual's needs. Each therapist uses slightly different techniques and pressures to help relieve the pain and discomfort being experienced.
What is Sport Massage?
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 sports persons, anyone can benefit from sports massage, including people in physically demanding jobs and those not quite so obvious; occupational, emotional and postural stresses may produce many similar characteristics to sports injuries.
Sports massage tends to be deeper and more intense than a traditional soft tissue massage. Our skilled therapists here at Seary Physiotherapy bring together a blend of techniques, knowledge and advice during treatment, to work effectively with our clients to bring about injury-free training.
What are the benefits for sportspeople?
There are three areas where sports massage is used to benefit athletes.
- By concentrating on particular muscle groups the therapist can help the client maintain or improve range of motion and muscle flexibility.
- Various sports massage techniques enhance the body’s own recovery process improving the athlete’s ability to return to training and competition, and reducing the risk of injury.
- Sports massage can speed healing and reduce discomfort during the rehabilitation process.
Soft tissue techniques employed by our sports massage therapists are effective in the management of both acute and chronic injuries.
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