Sports massage is a popular form of treatment that is not just restricted to athletes! It is a name given to a form of massage that focusses on the manipulation of soft tissue as it can help to reduce muscle soreness and improve recovery time after physical activity.

Typically, when you undertake any sort of exercise you are subjecting your body to different postures than you would usually use, and this can cause muscle ache as your muscle is not used to being utilised in this way. Therefore, it is normal for muscles to ache after exercise or when you hold a sustained posture for too long - and this ache should go away on its own over time as the more consistently you exercise, the less sore your muscles will become. However, what sports massage can do is to help relieve some of the symptoms of muscle tightness, reduce the pain you are feeling and help you improve your muscle function sooner.

Massage is one of the earliest forms of physical therapy which has been used in China, Greece and India for over 3,000 years. It has become more popular in the western world thanks to the work of Per Henrik Ling in the early 1800s, as he developed a style of massage that is known as Swedish massage. Many of the skills and techniques that Ling developed form the basis of sports massage as we know it today.

Sports Massage is believed to have a number of physiological and psychological benefits as well as physical benefits. SO, if you are suffering from sore muscles or a soft tissue injury, then we would suggest that you come in and see us and we will do what we can to help. Sports massage is not the answer in all cases, it could be that you have a different issue that we need to treat, but as part of your appointment we can diagnose that and pull together a rehabilitation plan.

As with all of our appointments, we will start out by asking you to describe your symptoms using our tried and tested questioning process. This allows us to get a grasp on what the cause of your pain is and what factors are contributing to it. We know from experience that every client is different and every pain is different, and so once we have an accurate diagnosis like this, we can then tailor a treatment and rehabilitation plan to your needs to help us to alleviate your pain as quickly as possible. So, you may come in for a sports massage, but this may not be the treatment that you need. We will always give you an honest opinion, and never undertake any unnecessary treatment. Our aim is to get you back to fighting fitness as soon as possible. So, book an appointment today.

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