This is a scientific art and system of the assessment and manual application to the superficial soft tissue. Sports massage emphasizes on prevention and healing of injuries to muscles and tendons also enhances range of motion. It is geared toward athletes of all kind, from world-class professionals to weekend joggers. The particulars of the sports massage techniques are specific to the athlete's sport of choice. Focusing on areas of the body that are over-used and stressed from repetitive and often aggressive movements. Sports massage therapy can be used as a means to enhance pre-event preparation and reduce recovery time for maximum performance during training or after an event. It uses techniques that are designed to increase endurance and performance, to minimise the chances of injury and if there is an injury to reduce the recovery time.
Athletes have discovered that specially designed sports massage promotes flexibility, reduces fatigue, improves endurance, helps prevent injuries and prepares their body and mind for optimal performance. One of the key benefits of Sports massage therapy compared to other therapies is its ability to target muscle-tendon junctions. For anyone participating in regular physical activity, sports massage therapy every week or two may be a great addition to your normal regimen. It's best to talk with one of our professional massage therapists to find a plan that will work best with your schedule, level of activity and budget. It is not meant to be a relaxing massage and can become quite vigorous at times. Contrary to its name, sports massage is not only utilised by professional sportspeople or people that exercise heavily. It is of benefit to anyone that exercises, even if it is only mild exercise such as regular walking.