Sports Therapy targets muscle groups involved in a particular sport to decrease injury potential – pre/post events.
Sports massage is commonly requested for people who engage in sports or exercise on a regular basis.
The same muscle groups are used frequently which increases the likelihood of injury and pain from repetitive, overuse and micro-tearing.
A sports massage is an ideal treatment particularly if it’s a high-impact or high-intensity sport around the time of a major even or competition.
Pre-event sports massage will prepare the muscles for movement and reduce likelihood of injury, as any areas restricting range of movement around joints can be worked on and muscle flexibility improved to absorb any sudden impacts.
Post-event sports massage will help stretch out the tight muscles and reduce any inflammation or lactic acid build up. It also helps the client feel less sore during recovery from an intense game or exercise routine.
Sports therapy can help with: