Sports massage or deep tissue massage differs from the massages you may be accustomed to in salon or spa. These are not necessarily focused on creating a relaxing, enjoyable experience – they are designed to be a more intensive, more targeted practice which is an effective treatment for those with troublesome muscle tension.
Why you might need a Sports Massage
Sports massages are not just for sports people! Anything from everyday lifting to over training at the gym can result in excess stress being put on the body and muscle spasms occurring.
While it may seem like sports massage is just the domain of athletes or fitness fanatics, it can be of benefit for many people who suffer from stiff or frozen muscles or those of us who work in physically demanding jobs. It is an effective way of relieving pain whilst also aiding rehabilitation and helping to prevent further injury. Using a mixture of deep tissue massage along with advanced soft tissue techniques, sports massage has a great number of benefits.
What to expect from a Deep Tissue or Sports Massage
A sports massage therapist is highly experienced and is trained to understand the way your body works and what problems can arise for your muscles when stress injuries occur. That is why your therapist will also speak to you about your overall health, lifestyle and historical issues. This enables them to get a clear idea of the pressures your body is put under on a day to day basis, and what is needed to be achieved from your treatment. They may also be able to give you advice to prevent more stress being put on your body in the future.
This form of treatment may utilise other forms of therapy such as myofascial release as well as working with trigger points. Each course of treatment will be tailored to your specific needs and so may change as the sessions progress.
If you’d like to find out more about sports massages, or book one today, then please get in touch with our friendly and experienced team.