This is a 60 minute sports massage that is tailored to your specific needs for dysfunctional soft tissue such as sprains, strains or persistent issues.
Sports massage has its base in recovery of an Injury, in the rehabilitation of the client’s injury and in preventing injury at the outset of physical work whether by a sporting or life style activity. Sports massage may be explained as the skilled, manual, therapeutic application of soft tissue remedial techniques that are selected and performed after careful consultation, recording of medical history and appropriate general and specific assessment.
With all massage treatments, the therapist will adapt the pressure and techniques used to suit the client’s individual needs and preferences.
What to expect
Before treatment, your therapist will provide a full consultation, asking you various questions about your health and lifestyle, to ensure treatment is right for you.
Treatments usually take place on a massage table or couch. The techniques involved will include performance enhancement, injury, trauma and or soft tissue damage prevention, restorative, event related and rehabilitative techniques to improve the condition of the client, as well as early identification and treatment of minor soft tissue overuse conditions. It can also involve improved self-awareness of the sports person and/general member of the public who may have suffered a similar injury to that of an athlete, but in the form of back strain/pain after gardening, for example. The aim is to develop a treatment programme, including evaluation and monitoring, which takes into consideration the client’s age, health, life style, physical capabilities or restrictions and previous exercise/sport history.
Whatever type of massage you are having, your therapist will advise you of what to expect before the treatment begins.
Benefits of massage
Massage is used by people for a variety of reasons. The general public are being continuously recommended to get up and out to exercise whether it is walking on soft ground for those with joint problems or speed and pressure exercises to build up cardio-vascular improvement. GPs are giving prescriptive medicine in the form of gym attendance which would be under the supervision of a sports massage practitioner in many cases, who work with the client/patient to help with their health issues and advise on a range of movements to enhance or improve lifestyle.