Sports Massage

What is sports massage?

Sports massage uses hands-on techniques to manipulate the muscles, tendons and ligaments in the body. Sports massage works to improve the efficiency of the musculoskeletal system and is increasingly popular amongst elite sports performers.

Benefits of sports massage

Sports massage has been proven to be effective for releasing and reducing tension in the muscles, improving circulation, encouraging the removal of waste products such as lactic acid and stimulating or suppressing nerve activity. Massage also helps to mentally prepare the athlete for the activity ahead. Massage can be effective for all stages of the performer’s participation including the preparation, training, competition and recovery stages. Massage also helps to relax the body after exercise which can prevent injury. Sports massage is highly beneficial for those athletes who are prone to overuse injuries, as the muscles are allowed to relax and recover fully before the next exercise session; examples of these injuries include golfer’s and tennis elbow and thrower’s shoulder. We have a Sports massage Therapist available.

Please contact us if you would like more information or to book an appointment

01924 368799

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