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Many people who are not sporty at all benefit from a Sports massage treatment, especially people who work long hours at their workstation, people who drive a lot, gardeners, walkers, in fact anyone who exercises, or seeks improvement in their general fitness and health can benefit from a sports massage treatment.
What are the benefits of sports/deep tissue massage?
- Improve circulation and lymphatic flow
- Assist in the removal of metabolic waste
- Sedate or stimulate nerve endings
- Increase or decrease muscle tone
- Increase or decrease muscle length
- Remodel scar tissue when required
- Assist in mental preparation for sporting participation
This type of massage is good for you if you suffer from:
- Back pain (upper and lower)
- Hip pain
- Posture problems
- Joint or ligament pain
- Frozen shoulder
- Shoulder pain
- Muscular pain & aches
- Sports Injuries
- Tennis / Golfers elbow
Even if you are not a sporty person, this type of massage can help you.
In my treatments, I’m using a combination of Sports massage, Deep tissue, and Swedish massage, in this way gradually I can build less painful treatment with better results.
Techniques applied will begin with gentle effleurage (smoothing) to warm up the muscle before deeper techniques are applied.
Sports massage therapy is a deeper tissue massage than a Swedish Body Massage. During the session, you will be asked about applied pressure.
Sports massage is a great therapy that can be used to help prevent minor muscular injuries, it is also excellent therapy to help the sports person prepare their body for the rigors of training, or for a sporting activity too.
How long does a session last?
First treatment sessions usually last for 60 min, includes a full confidential consultation, posture analyze, joints mobility and a proper session.
Next sessions will be adjusted upon reassessing your condition, any improvements made, and any problems that have come to light.
All treatment sessions are personalized.
This type of massage is painful?
In addiction of your muscles tense applied pressure can be felt painful, anyway I will adjust the pressure to your bearable limits.
In practice, Ii noticed that advancing in sessions the pain will be gone or it will be less.
Contraindications to sports/deep tissue massage:
Local contra-indications are things like bruises, recent scar tissue, sprained ankle etc. And wouldn’t prevent treatment – caution will be taken to avoid the area. General contra-indications are more severe and treatment can only take place with Medical consent from your GP or other Health Practitioner. Examples of this are fever, pregnancy in the first 16 weeks or colds/flu virus.