Whether you're a seasoned athlete & avid gym go-er or an office worker, chances are you've experienced discomfort, pain or stiffness in your muscles & joints at some point, perhaps even tension headaches? When muscles are overused or held in shortened positions for prolonged periods of time (such as lots of sitting down!) they can often end up overly tightened. Sports massage therapy works to target muscular imbalances through a full initial lifestyle consultation, postural assessment & series of tests to establish your range of motion. Massage treatment then targets the problem areas highlighted, improving the condition of the muscle to reduce pain & return range of movement to the affected area.
Some of the many benefits of sports massage therapy include:
Relief of muscle pain Injury prevention Increased mobility Stimulated blood flow Breaking down of scar tissue & adhesions
Whilst stretching your muscles can help increase flexibility in healthy muscle tissue, but it's not the full solution. Where trigger point or scar tissue is present (such as those nasty 'knots' around your shoulders) stretching won't make them go away; instead deeper remedial work from a massage therapist can help break down these adhesions, increasing blood flow to the area & returning the muscle to its healthy state.
Appointments available Mondays, Tuesdays & Occasional Weekends