Today we will talk about how sports massage has many beneficial effects on active lifestyles. It can be used pre-performance, post-performance or for rehabilitation. Whether you’re a professional athlete or just a person who enjoys keeping fit, find out the benefits of massage below and why you should incorporate regular sports massages into your routine.
Sports massage is a method of systematic manipulation and treatment of soft tissues in the body. Focussed on muscles relevant to a particular sport, activity or general needs of the recipient, it is made up of various techniques including; effleurage, petrissage, compression, friction, vibration and stretching. Massage aims to help the recipient recover and achieve maximum performance sooner, decreasing the chance of injury or pain.
If you exercise regularly, there is a very high chance you will suffer from a sports injury at some stage. Muscles tire, wear over time and injuries inevitably happen. Early treatment then appropriate rehabilitation can help get you back to peak fitness much quicker. At Cairnhill Physiotherapy, we place a heavy emphasis on sports injury treatment and our expert practitioners are experienced in treating a wide variety of injuries. Visiting us will allow us to assess your injury, give you a timeline for recovery and provide a sports massage plan to return you to full fitness and ongoing care of your body.
As well as reducing muscle tension and stiffness, pain, swelling and the build-up of scar tissue, having regular massages by our physiotherapists will allow us to monitor your body and note any changes in your muscular system that may put you at risk of injury. Our approach of advice, care and treatment will give your exercise regime the added care that it requires. We will advise you on appropriate stretching or exercises to increase your physical wellbeing and reduce the likelihood of recurring injury.
Book online today to overcome the struggles of regular exercise and maintain a fit and healthy physical state. Get in touch with us today for all your physiotherapy needs at Cairnhill Physiotherapy.