When playing sports, you’re pushing your muscles to the max, therefore they are likely to become tight and sore. Tight muscles are more susceptible to both acute muscle injuries and overuse issues. Sports massages are designed to help this and encourage the athlete’s body to achieve maximum performance and physical conditioning, with a decreased chance of injury or pain and a quicker recovery.

Sports massage is a systematic manipulation of the soft tissues of the body that focuses on muscles relevant to a particular sport, therefore there are many different movements and techniques used. Our massage therapists are specialised in muscular and skeletal systems and will tailor the treatment specifically to your needs and sport. Sports massage can be used pre-performance, post-performance, during training, or for rehabilitation.

Benefits include:

• Increased speed of recovery after hard training or competition. • Increased muscular flexibility. • Spotting potential overuse problems before they become overuse injuries. • Aiming to enhance performance and prevent injury. • Improved blood flow • Increased joint range of movement (ROM) • Elimination of exercise waste products, such as lactic acid • A sense of relaxation and well-being

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