What is Sports Massage?

Sports massage is concerned with the management, manipulation and rehabilitation of the soft tissues of the body and has the following benefits:

Improves Training

- increased blood flow through the tissues improves the recovery process allowing the athlete to train more effectively and safely

- it assists the removal of waste products and helps supply the tissues with essential nutrients to aid recovery

- increased awareness of the deep tissues means advice can be given on specific stretching, training and equipment to help improve performance

Prevents Injury

- imbalances and damage in deep tissues can be detected earlier and corrected before an injury develops

Improves Self Awareness

- through deep tissue massage, an athlete can learn to monitor their own condition and adjust their training accordingly

Improves Performance

- pre-event sports massage can stimulate circulation, calm nervous tension and help prepare the athlete for optimal race day performance

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