What is sports massage?
Sports massage may be compared to the regular servicing of your car to achieve and maintain optimal performance. This technique given with the understanding not only of anatomy and physiology but also of the particular demands placed upon the body by a specific sport. It’s done with the intent of returning you to your sports activity with the same or an even better level of function. This type of massage is not just for professional athletes. Anyone who exercises can benefit from sport massage treatments, even if it is regular walking.
How does a sports massage differ from regular massage?
Sports and regular massage both offer treatment for overworked and stressed muscles but differ in both purpose and techniques used. While nearly all massage therapists can perform regular massage, only those with specific sports massage skills are adequately equipped to perform a sports massage.
Do I need it?
If you are in training or exercising regularly, sports massage therapy will assist to maintain your muscle condition and flexibility.
How can it help me?
Sports massage therapy can help you in 3 main areas:
- Pre-event preparation to increase flexibility of joints and warm and condition muscles.
- Post-event recovery to reduce muscle soreness and fatigue, assist with the removal of lactic acid build-up, get you back to training faster, and assesses post-event condition.
- General maintenance to help with tight muscles, unexplained soreness or pain, flexibility or strength issues and technique/training correction.
If you would like more information on our massage therapy, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 0415 815 688. We are also happy to answer your questions and make you feel comfortable with our treatments, expertise and knowledge.