Benefits those who enjoy keeping fit, not just athletes!
Sports massage therapy is geared towards athletes of every kind from world-class professionals to weekend joggers. The choice of Sports massage technique are specific to the athlete’s activity. Primarily the focus will be on areas of the body that are overused and stressed from repetitive movements.
Aspects of Sports massage therapy are gaining popularity as useful components in a balanced training regimen. Sports massage therapy can be used to enhance pre-event preparation and reduce recovery time for maximum performance during training or after an event.
Athletes at every level have discovered that specially designed Sports massage promotes :
Helps prevent injuries
Prepares their body and mind for optimal performance
Targeted muscle-tendon junctions
One of the key benefits of Sports massage therapy compared to other modalities is its ability to target muscle-tendon junctions. A 2010 study in the journal of ‘’Strength and Conditioning Research’’ found that even a 30-second massage improved hip-flexor range of motion. Another study conducted by Margaret Jones, Ph.D. of the American College of Sports Medicine, demonstrated a notable trend toward decreased muscle soreness in the athletes who received massage either before or after exercise.
Sports we are experienced with:
- Running. From a few K’s to ultra marathons.
- Powerlifting & Olympic Lifting
- Ocean swimming
- Rubgy Union and League
Clients often ask what the difference between sports massage and remedial massage and the short answer is generally none! It really depends on the therapist’s knowledge of sports and exercise.
Here at Elite Performance Therapy we are trained in sports massage and injury management and are all interested in exercise.
For anyone participating in regular physical activity, adding Sports massage therapy every week or two may be a great addition to your normal regimen.