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Sports Massage In South London

What is it?

Sports massage therapy is the treatment of soft tissue (muscles, tendons, ligaments and many others). Usually to reduce tension and stress which accumulates in the body’s soft tissues.

Who can benefit?

Everyone – from athletes to office workers, anyone who faces muscle – tightness, pain.  Limited range of motion in joints, recovery from injury, experiencing stress and other issues you may face.

Benefits of sports massage?

Physical benefits

  • Deep massage helps to remove waste products such as lactic acid and encourages the muscles to take up oxygen and nutrients which help them recover quicker.
  • Massage can stretch tissues that could not be stretched in the usual way, it can also stretch the fascia that surrounds the muscle, so releasing any tension or pressure build up.
  • May assist in the removal/reduction of any soft tissue adhesion, aiding free movement.
  • Assists with the flow of both blood and lymph, by increasing the flow of nutrients to tissues and away from them, helping eliminate waste such as lactic acid.

Physiological and neurological benefits

  • Tension and waste products in muscles can often cause pain, massage helps to reduce in many ways including releasing endorphins.
  • Muscles relax trough heat generated, circulation and stretching. Mechanoreceptors which sense touch, pressure, tissue length and warmth are stimulated causing reflex relaxation.

Psychological benefits 

  • Massage can be either invigorating or relaxing, depending on speed and techniques used.
  • Invigorating massage will increase mental alertness, adrenaline and endorphin production
  • Relaxing will reduce tension promoting a feeling of well-being and lowering anxiety.

Treatment medium used – oils, lotions & wax.

Treatments provided:

  • 30 min massage includes focussing on upper or lower body starting from 30£
  • 60 min massage includes partial body massage with a focus on problem areas starting from 50£
  • 90 min massage includes full body massage with a focus on problem areas starting from 85£

 

For any consultation which treatment would be suitable for you or any inquires please don’t hesitate to contact me.

 


FAQs:

Does sports massage hurt?

You may experience some discomfort or little pain, depending on how tight are your muscles and your own pain threshold. Sports massage therapy is the treatment of soft tissue (muscles, tendons, ligaments and many others). Usually to reduce tension and stress which accumulates in the body’s soft tissues.

What are the benefits of a sports massage?

Massage can stretch tissues that could not be stretched in the usual way, releasing any tension or pressure build up. May assist in the removal/reduction of any soft tissue adhesion, aiding free movement. Assists with the flow of both blood and lymph. Invigorating massage will increase mental alertness, adrenaline and endorphin production. Relaxing will reduce tension promoting a feeling of well-being and lowering anxiety.

Do sports massage work?

It does work deep in the muscles, sports massage removes toxins such as lactic acid, realigns muscle fibers and connective tissue. Promoting a feeling of well-being and lowering anxiety. Reducing the risk of injuries occurring during exercise.

Is it normal to be sore after a sports massage?

You may experience some stiffness or pain after sports massage, but it should last just a day or so. Your sports massage therapist may recommend applying ice on the sore area.

How often should you have a sports massage?

If you regularly do light exercising, then once every 2 or 3 weeks is usually enough. Having tough exercise sessions may require to have sports massage once in a week.

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