15 Dec 2016
December 15, 2016

What is sports massage?

What is Sports Massage?

Sports massage is a combination of deep massage techniques that are very effective at loosening up tight or restricted areas within the muscles, tendons and superficial ligaments. It is referred to as ‘sports massage’ because this technique is favoured by top level sports people on an ongoing basis as part of their training and competition, but sports massage is equally beneficial to ordinary people who have varying degrees of aches and pains.

Tell me a little more..

Sports Massage is a type of massage that is used to work on athletes of all levels of training from the weekend warrior to professional sports teams. People who do sports massage can be professional massage therapists or some athletic trainers may also do sports massage if it is allowed in their insurance.

Sports massage is not a specific technique, but applying whatever type of massage that you know to athletes. It requires extra training in anatomy and physiology as well as working with injuries. A sports massage therapist will need to have an understanding of how the body moves and works during the many sporting events.

What length of appointment should I choose?

Our most popular treatment is the 30 minutes sports massage, but if you have more time, the 45 minutes and 60 minutes sports massage treatments are the best value. The 15 minutes INTENSE treatment is not suitable for your first visit, its suitable for existing customers who are short on time, who just want a really intense treatment on one particular group of muscles, such as calf muscles, or shoulders and the neck area. Customers that are used to having Chiropractic and osteopathy treatments in 15 minute appointments will appreciate the benefit of a brief but intense treatment.