Sports Massage - Recovery is key
Sports massage is a form of massage involving the manipulation of soft tissue to benefit a person engaged in regular physical activity. Soft tissue is connective tissue that has not hardened into bone and cartilage; it includes skin, muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia (a form of connective tissue that lines and covers the other soft tissues).
The therapist uses combination of broad and specific techniques to loosen tissue and break adhesions formed by injury and prolonged muscle stiffness. These techniques can be sore at times and can last up to 48 hours especially if it your first time using this treatment.
Sports massage vs Traditional massage
A key difference here is the depth used by the therapist. After a careful assessment of potential contra-indications the therapist would progressively apply more depth to each phase of the massage up to the point of toleration.
Where depth can go wrong is the idea that more depth causes more relief. This is not the case with a range of side effects including bruising and severe pain for over 48 hrs.
Many people use Sports Massage to help recover from prolonged periods of exercise and muscles stiffness. We also use it to help reduce muscle tension and pain from long days at the desk and those persistent neck aches.
We recommend using Sports Massage to stop aches and pains appearing, especially those who are exercising and competing regularly.