Sports Massage

Sports Massage is the term applied to the discipline of using massage for the specific benefit of all sports and exercise participants. It covers the management, manipulation and rehabilitation of the soft tissues of the body, e.g. muscles, ligaments and tendons. Sports massage is tailored to each individual’s needs to positively enhance one’s ability to perform.

Benefits of sports massage include:

  • Improves circulation and lymphatic flow
  • Assists in the removal of metabolic waste
  • Sedates or stimulates nerve endings
  • Increases or decreases muscle tone
  • Increases or decreases muscle length
  • Remodels scar tissue when required
  • Assists in mental preparation for sporting participation

Sports massage can be beneficial at various stages of participation. For example:

  • The conditioning/training phase
  • Pre-competition
  • Inter-competition
  • Post-competition
  • Post-travel
  • Injury prevention
  • Injury recovery

Regardless of whether you exercise or play sport to keep fit or compete from club to international level then the Sports Massage service at LBhealthcare will have something to offer you.

Members of the Sports Massage Association will be able to identify anyone for whom sports massage would be ill-advised or detrimental to their short-term, or long-term well being. They will assess each individual, provide the appropriate massage techniques, and advise on alternative action if required.

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