What is Sports Massage?
Sports Massage or Soft Tissue Therapy is the management, manipulation and rehabilitation of soft tissues of the body including muscles,ligaments and tendons. It is applicable not only to people who participate in sport but to anybody wishing to guard against or recover from a soft tissue / muscle injury. Sports massage may be explained as the skilled, manual, therapeutic application of soft tissue and remedial techniques that are performed after careful consultation, recording of medical history and specific assessment.
With all massage treatments, the therapist will adapt the pressure and techniques used to suit the client’s needs and preferences.
Before treatment, your therapist will provide a full consultation, asking you various questions about your health and lifestyle, to ensure treatment is right for you.
Treatments usually take place on a massage table or commonly known as a couch. The techniques involved will include performance enhancement, injury, soft tissue damage prevention, restorative, event related and rehabilitative techniques to improve the condition of the client, as well as early identification and treatment of minor soft tissue overuse conditions. It can also involve improved self-awareness of the sports person and/general member of the public who may have suffered a similar injury to that of an athlete, but in the form of back strain/pain after gardening, for example. The aim is to develop a treatment programme, including evaluation and monitoring, which will take into consideration factors like the client’s age, health, life style, physical capabilities or restrictions and previous exercise/sport history.
Massage is used by people for a variety of reasons. The general public are being continuously recommended to get up and out to exercise whether it is walking on soft ground for those with joint problems or speed and pressure exercises to build up cardio-vascular improvement.
I treat clients varying from runners, cyclists, and a wide range of other sports and also people with medical conditions such as arthritis.
If you’d like to book an appointment or seek some advice please contact me on any of the following listed below. Clinics in Dereham, Kings Lynn and Peterborough.