DEEP TISSUE SPORTS MASSAGE
What is a Deep Tissue Sports Massage?
A sports massage is more invigorating than a standard 'relaxation' style massage and the goal is to prepare, treat and maintain the athlete. It is geared towards athletes, although anyone who regularly works out in the gym or exercises will benefit from this.
Some of my more common massage clients are those who suffer back pains from a poor posture being sat down at a desk/PC or who stand up for long periods of time. I also help releif sciatic pains often caused by tight muscles putting uneccessary pressure on the sciatic nerve, causing pain and numbness.
Sports Massage can be broken down into 3 main groups...
Quick, energetic techniques are used to enhance an athlete’s warm up. This will increase circulation, stimulate the muscles and increase flexibility and range of motion. This reduces muscle p[ain and soreness and preps the athlete for their performance.
A more calming technique is used to aid muscles in returning to their natural state. This can also bring the athlete down from the adrenaline of performing. Circulation is increased to aid in elimination of toxins to prevent muscle soreness, fatigue and spasms.
This uses different techniques to aid an athlete throughout their training. Myofacial release, neuromuscular therapy, orthopaedic sports and PNF stretching all help to keep the athlete in top shape. Some techniques are used to aid during certain injuries as well.