What is Sports Massage?

Sports Massage is designed to assist with sport and exercise performance as well as injury and pain management.

Sports Massage is the term applied to the discipline of using massage for the specific benefit of all Sports and Exercise participants. It covers the management, manipulation and rehabilitation of the soft tissues of the body, e.g. muscles, ligaments and tendons.

Sports Massage should be tailored to each individual’s needs to positively enhance ones ability to perform.

Benefits of Sports Massage

  • Improve Circulation & Lymphatic flow
  • Sedate or stimulate nerve endings
  • Increase or decrease muscle length
  • Assist in mental preparation for sporting participation
  • Assist in the removal of metabolic waste
  • Increase or decrease muscle tone
  • Remodel scar tissue when required

Sports Massage can be beneficial at various stages of participation, for example:

  • The conditioning/training phase
  • Inter-competition
  • Post travel
  • Injury recovery
  • Pre competition
  • Post competition
  • Injury prevention

I am a member of the Sports Massage Association, will be able to identify anyone for whom sports massage would be ill-advised or detrimental to their short or long-term well being. I will assess each individual and provide the appropriate massage techniques and advise on alternative action if required.

Regardless of whether you exercise or play sport to keep fit, or compete from club to international level, then sports massage may have something to offer you.

Sports Massage Associations Mission statement:

To promote knowledgeable, skilful and committed sports massage practitioners for the enhancement of the profession in the eyes of both professionals and the general public.

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