SPORT MASSAGE

Sports massage can be part of a training regime. With regular treatments, athletes are more able to sustain high levels of performance without getting injured.
After a period of hard training or performance, there will be an accumulation of waste material and possibly some micro-trauma with slight swelling in the muscles. By stimulating the blood circulation through the area with massage, the waste is removed more quickly and completely and more fresh blood from the arteries arrives to supply the repair and nutritional needs.

 

 

Pre-event sports massage

 

From two days to two minutes before the event.
Deep treatment to relax the muscles will be given at least two days before the event.
As the competition gets closer, massage will be slightly stimulating but also more gentle, so as to calm and relax the athlete without relaxing their muscles too much.

 

 

Post-event sports massage

 

Massage can be an adequate substitute for a warm-down as it can achieve much the same effect by removing muscle waste products and stretching muscle tissues.

 

 

Lymphatic drainage massage

 

The accumulation of fluid and damaged cell particles needs to be removed from the injured area. Massage will stimulate the flow of lymph.

 

 

What can Sports Massage help?

 

Sports massage will also benefit:

 

  • Periostitis
  • Bursitis
  • Joint pain
  • Postural problems (cervical and lumbar lordosis, thoracic kyphosis, forward and backward tilting pelvis, sway-back knees)
  • Neuralgia and brachial neuralgia (compression or tethering of a nerve)
  • Neuritis (after the inflammation has been treated)
  • Sciatica
  • Fibrosis and adhesions
  • Constipation
  • Control and management of osteoarthritis (due to excessive wear and tear or to a past traumatic injury)
  • Spondylosis
  • Ankylosing spondylitis
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Muscular dystrophy.
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