The primary purpose of Sports Massage is to help alleviate the stress and tension which builds up in the body’s soft tissues during physical activity. It will help to prevent those aches and pains that quite often get in the way of performance whether you are an athlete, a fitness fanatic or if you just have a weekly kick about.
Sports Massage is not just for the sports person, anyone can benefit from it, including people in physically demanding jobs or if you just sit behind a desk all day.
Sports Massage is a deep and intense treatment that is based on various elements of Swedish Massage. It also incorporates a combination of advanced soft tissue techniques including stretching, compression, myofascial release, friction and trigger point release. The skilled therapist brings this blend of techniques, along with their knowledge and advice during treatment, to work effectively with the client to bring about optimum performance and to provide injury free training and minimise post event injuries.
Due to the nature of the treatment it can be uncomfortable and cause discomfort but it shouldn't feel like torture. Your therapist will change the intensity to suit the clients specific needs and thresholds to ensure the optimal pressure is applied. There won't be any scented candles or calming music being played!
At Hands On Sports Therapy & Injury Clinic we won't go through generic treatment routines. Every client is different and will have varied requirements for the session so we work with you as an individual and tailor each session to your needs. If you're not sure what you need then don't worry, we'll chat this through prior to starting and make sure you are happy before we administer any treatment.