What is a Sports Massage?
Sports Massage was developed to help those engaged in regular activity prepare for optimal performance, function well during training or prep/recover before and after a big event.
However, you don’t have to be an athlete or even play sports to benefit from Sports Massage. The treatment aids prevention and healing of injuries to the muscles and tendons. It can be very beneficial for all people with injures, pain or restricted range of motion.
Sports Massage can be beneficial for:
- Sport/lifestyle injuries
- Muscle stiffness/soreness after exercise
- Lower back pain/problems
- Increasing range of motion
- Reducing physical/psychological stress levels
Included in Sports Massage sessions are optional treatments such as the use of the rockblades and dry cupping both of which are a great addition to a sports massage and have many benefits. These include:
Myofascial cupping is a treatment used to loosen and lift connective tissues, releases toxins and increase blood and lymph flow to the skin and muscles. This stimulates the body’s natural healing process to treat chronic pain and relieve tension.
The blades are a very useful tool that assist with soft tissue mobilisation. With a range of techniques the blades can treat immobility, pain and address soft tissue restrictions.