Sports massage therapy is aimed at athletes of all levels, whether they are world champions or Sunday afternoon joggers. A good therapist will tailor the treatment towards the athlete’s particular sport, focusing on specific muscle groups that are over used or strained and, during the injury recovery phase, concentrating on the areas of concern.
This type of treatment in the UK is gaining popularity as a valuable component in a balanced exercise regimen. Many athletes have found that specially designed sports massage improves flexibility, reduces fatigue, improves endurance, helps prevent injuries and prepares their body and mind for optimal performance.
For many people involved in a sport of any kind, regular massage once or twice a month can be a valuable addition to your normal exercise program.
But the story doesn’t end there. Sports massage is also an invaluable asset in treating muscle pains and stiffness of all kinds, whether as a result of sport or indeed as a result of bad posture from sitting at a desk, driving or other regular activity.
Because a sports massage works deeply and on specific muscle groups to increase flexibility and ease movement of joints, it can help considerably with upper and lower back pains, neck and shoulder problems as well as ankle and knee issues.
What can a Sports Massage help with?
If you suffer with any of the following a sports massage can be extremely beneficial: