Sports/Therapeutic Massage can help to reduce fatigue, alleviate swelling, reduce muscle tension, promote flexibility, prevent injuries and prepare the athlete for optimal performance.
Irrespective of the level at which one competes, anyone who is looking to improve their performance does so by adopting a training schedule specific to their sport. Such stresses and overuse can often lead to muscular imbalances, which may impede performance and cause discomfort. If ignored, these problems can become chronic and lead to more serious injuries, which may ultimately prevent an individual from training and competing at all.
Applied skilfully, sports massage can be a very effective technique for releasing tension and restoring balance to the musculo-skeletal system. It can play a valuable part in any athlete’s preparation and recovery, preventing injury and helping to achieve optimal performance.
Regardless of the more tangible physical and performance benefits, massage feels good. It can also be used for pre-and-post natal tightness or just to de-stress.