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Sport Massage in Southampton

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The prime purpose of Sports Massage it to promote optimal body health for maximum performance.

Sports massage is used regularly by professional athletes or weekend warriors as part of their training to improve muscle tone, flexibility and recovery from training and competing. Unfortunately, as the level of training is increased, so is the risk of injury.

Massage provides excellent benefits to the musculoskeletal system. Sports Massage assists the release of built up tension and lactic acid in the overworked muscles so that blood and oxygen can return to the muscle and effectively promote muscle repair.

As an athlete boosts their training schedule, they almost always overuse their muscles, causing strain, tears and imbalances in the soft muscle tissues. Additionally most sports injuries are ignored and then it becomes more susceptible to further strain and injury. Where minor injuries and lesions occur, due to overexertion and/or overuse, sport massage can break them down quickly and effectively.

Sports massage, if received as a monthly MOT, can help prevent injury due to overuse and strive for optional performance.

There are several techniques used in sports massage that can be combined and tailor made for an individual treatment. I can help complement physio, chiropractic or osteopathic treatments by assisting with "soft tissue" work.

In addition to using regular sports massage sessions as part of your sports program, it can also benefit in the following ways:

Pre-Event Massage: can help athletes prepare for a competitive event. A pre-event massage is brief and invigorating, and is used as a supplement to an athlete's warm-up to enhance circulation and reduce excess muscle and mental tension prior to competition. This treatment is usually about 15-20 minutes. It is best given within an hour before the sporting event.

Post-Event Massage: should be calming and relaxing. Its goal is to gear towards reducing the muscle spasms, muscle soreness (by dispersing lactic acid) and to reduce inflammation. A post-event massage should last no more than 15- to 20-minutes. Post-event massages encourage the return of blood and oxygen to tense areas, and they flush out metabolic waste products that have built up during strenuous muscle use, and improve the athlete's ability to return to training and competition by reducing the risk of injury.

Benefits & Effects of Sports Massage Therapy Southampton

Massage SouthamptonHelps prevent injury
Massage SouthamptonHelps heal muscular micro-trauma & breaks down tiny adhesions
Massage SouthamptonEliminates built up metabolic waste (including lactic acid)
Massage SouthamptonIncreases muscular nutrient supply
Massage SouthamptonImproves circulation (into tissues)
Massage SouthamptonImproves recovery
Massage SouthamptonHelps injuries heal faster
Massage SouthamptonHelps improve flexibility
Massage SouthamptonIncreases fitness capabilities
Massage SouthamptonAllows peak performance to be reached faster

What To Expect

Before your treatment, I will briefly discuss your requirements for the massage. The treatment can then be tailored accordingly. I usually either design a massage to improve general muscle condition or address the results of an injury.

For your treatment, I will ask you to fill in a brief medical questionnaire. This questionnaire is a little more extensive if your massage is to help heal a particular injury. I may then check your range of movement (if injured) and then proceed with the actual massage.

In the massage, I use a variety of techniques, depending on your requirements; some of these include Deep Tissue techniques, Soft Tissue Release, Neuromuscular Technique, Direct Stretching & Muscle Energy Technique. I will always warm up your muscles first before I do any deep tissue work.

After the massage, I can advise you on basic stretches - depending on your injury and any tension I found during your massage.

You may feel a little drowsy after the massage. This is normal. Your blood pressure would've been slightly lowered and toxins have been released into the system. Please drink lots of water afterwards to flush these out.

For any deeper massage work, you may feel a little tender a couple of days later. Immediately after the massage, only 10% of your muscles tension is released. A 40-50% release is experienced 2/3 days later.


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