Sports Massage: What is it and what are its benefits?
Sports and remedial massage is a deep tissue massage technique and has many potential benefits.
Its primary aim is to restore full functionality to muscles and other soft tissues. This can simply mean easing the tension that has built up in your shoulders over long hours in the office or restoring maximum performance to an overtrained muscle-group of an athlete.
Sports massage is a very varied and sophisticated treatment that can help treat soft tissue injuries, maintain a healthy body and prevent injury.
What conditions do we get to see at the clinic?
Sports and Remedial Massage or Deep Tissue Massage is a deep treatment that loosens up tight muscles, breaks up adhesions in muscle fibres, and generally focuses on restoring and/or maintaining the full functionality of your muscles. It can help your muscles perform better and prevent injury. Muscle injuries will often heal more effectively with the help of sports massage.
A lot of our clients come with issues that do not stem from sports activities. Specifically, long hours at the desk can lead to all kinds of muscular-skeletal issues. Massage often is extremely helpful in relieving the discomfort that comes with such issues. Often, we will also be able to suggest simple exercises that are likely to help.
We are faced with a multitude of conditions every day, and while it depends on circumstances how much you will benefit from a massage with your condition and there can never be guarantees of improvement, here is a list of some of the things we get to see:
- hip pain
- knee pain
- shoulder pain
- frozen shoulder
- back pain
- sciatic pain
- wrist pain
- tennis elbow
- runner’s knee
- piriformis syndrome
- stress-related headaches
- general joint pain
- stiff neck and shoulders
- IT-band syndrome (ITB) or IT-band related issues
- weak knees
- ankle problems
- shin splints
- psoas tightness
- tight quads
- hamstring injuries or tightness
- tight or painful calves
- tight or painful glutes
- pregnancy related back pain
- pregnancy related neck/shoulder pain