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Sports Massage Therapy

Developed to maintain the health of athletes or active individuals and to enhance their performance, sports massage caters to individual needs and focuses on areas of the body that are overused and stressed from repetitive and often aggressive movements. Sports massage techniques range from gentle stroking, kneading to deeper manual techniques. It emphasises on promoting flexibility, reducing fatigue, improving endurance, preventing injuries and preparing the body and mind for optimal performance. Contrary to popular belief, sports massage is not just for athletes and may be applied to any active individual. Individuals seeking sports massage can look forward to decreased muscle stiffness, increased muscle mobility and reduced risks of sports injuries. Sports massage also helps to improve blood supply to muscle groups, promoting tissue healing in the long run.

Sports massage can be used during:

  • Recovery: To enhance the athlete’s physical and mental recovery from strenuous sport activity.
  • Rehabilitation: To facilitate healing after a disabling injury.
  • Maintenance: To help the athlete to maintain optimal health.
  • Event (Pre- and post-): To help the athlete prepare for or recover from a specific event.

Sports massage should be avoided if you have these medical conditions:

  • Fractures
  • Skin Problems
  • Acute Sprains and Strains
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis
  • Recent Surgical Sites

Consult your Sports Massage Therapist or Physiotherapist before receiving sports massage.

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