Sports massage is the management, manipulation and rehabilitation of soft tissues of the body including muscles, ligaments & tendons and need not be restricted to high-level/professional sports performers, as results are also seen in the relief of many day-to-day problems that non-athletes experience. Regardless of your experiences in sport – whether you exercise socially or compete to an international level – Sports Massage techniques have been developed to ensure effective and efficient results are gained from each massage given.
Depending on the type and timing of activity some benefits of Sports Massage may include: Improved circulation & lymphatic flow, Increase or decrease in muscle tone, Assistance in mental preparation for sporting participation, Assistance in the removal of metabolic waste, Sedating or stimulating nerve endings, Increase or decrease in muscle length and remodeling of scar tissue when appropriate.
Your Clarity House of Massage Therapist will be able to identify if Sports Massage would be ill-advised or detrimental to your short- or long- term well-being by assessing your individual needs, providing appropriate massage techniques and advice on alternative or additional action if required. If you are a sports performer of any level, a Sports Massage can be beneficial at various stages of participation, including: * Your conditioning / training phase * Pre competition * Inter competition * Post competition * Injury prevention * Injury recovery * Post travel