What is Sports/Remedial Massage?
Sports massage involves the manipulation and mobilisation of muscles and soft tissues for pain relief, muscle repair, health maintenance and injury prevention. Many people assume that sports massage is only for people that regularly practice sport, but it also works wonders in helping inactive people release painful tension and recover flexibility & movement. It is ideal for sudden injury such as a hamstring strain or shoulder injury and also for long-term injury such as neck or low back pain.
A sports massage will:
- Prolong your ability to participate in all modes of activity
- Improve your sporting performance
- Lessen the likelihood of injury
- Treat & rehabilitate existing injuries
What conditions can it treat?
Sports massage was originally designed for athletes; however it has proven to be extremely effective in treating chronic pain problems such as stiff necks, strained or twisted shoulder muscles, and lower back stiffness or pain. It is also highly beneficial in reducing pain and discomfort in conditions such as whiplash, after a fall or an injury.
What should I expect during a sports massage?
Our highly trained therapists may use their hands, fingertips, knuckles even elbows, to effectively release areas of tension. A sports massage will be more focused on a specific or problematic area in your body. On occasion you may be asked to take a deep breath to help you to relax.
This deeper style of massage may sometimes cause some soreness during, or in the days following the massage. This is simply the muscles releasing stored tension and toxins and will fade within a few days.
To find out more and book a treatment, please call us on 020 8166 8958