-Sports & Remedial Massage-

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 ensheathes the other soft tissues). Sports massage is designed to assist in correcting problems and imbalances in soft tissue that are caused from repetitive and strenuous physical activity and trauma. The application of sports massage, prior to and after exercise, may enhance performance, aid recovery and prevent injury.

Benefits of Sports Massage

  • Better recovery from physical activity as metabolic waste products are removed from the tissues
  • Improved healing and repair as more nutrients are supplied to vascular tissues
  • Relief of pressure from congestion and metabolic irritants and the reduction of tension in the muscles can all help reduce pain
  • Better range and efficiency of movement, which will reduce the risk of injury
  • Improved posture and awareness of how the client positions themselves
  • Fewer impairments to muscular function