Massage is an important recovery stage for many sports-related injuries and also as a preventative measure against such injuries. Through firm, hands-on therapy and manipulation, we aim to ease areas of tension and reduce restriction in the muscles and fascia, which might be contributing to pain, dysfunction and reduced athletic performance.
Benefits of massage
By firmly applying pressure, we can identify muscle restrictions and treat them back into function using detailed techniques that work both superficially and deep into the connective tissue to lengthen, restore circulation and rebalance the muscles. Further benefits include:
- Flush out toxins
- Management of pain and stiffness
- Break down knots and tightness in overworked muscles
- Prevent overcompensation from other muscle groups
- Assess areas of tension or weakness
- Identify problem areas before they lead to potential injuries
It’s not only athletes that benefit from remedial and sports massage
You don’t have to be an athlete to benefit from a deep-tissue sports massage. You don’t even have to have an injury. Bad posture, underuse or neglect of certain muscle groups, inactivity and poor movement patterns mean that many of us, regardless of our athletic abilities, will have groups of stiff, fibrous muscles that cause discomfort. Sports massage can target these areas deeply and specifically, forcing the muscles and tissues to respond and frequently leading to quicker results than some other forms of therapy.
To find out more about the benefits of sports massage, or to book a treatment at our Horsham clinic, please get in touch.