What can Sports Massage help with?
Whether you’re an athlete, someone who engages in regular physical activity or spends long periods of time in fixed positions such as in the workplace, sports massage can be a valuable tool for improving your performance, by helping prevent injuries and promoting overall wellness.
This massage works by targeting specific muscles and soft tissues that are often overused or tight due to physical activity or inactivity. By applying pressure and using techniques like stretching and deep tissue massage, it can help to release tension, reduce pain, and improve flexibility and range of motion.
Additionally, this type of massage can help to promote relaxation and reduce stress, which can have a positive impact on both your physical and mental well-being.
Overall, sports massage is a great way to support your body and enhance your athletic performance, making it a worthwhile investment for anyone who wants to stay active and healthy.
- Enhance performance
- Prevent Injuries
- Reduce Pain
- Speed up recovery
Sports massage treatment
At Everyday Performance Therapy we use a variety of methods enhance your treatment time. We want to dig deep and get the bottom of your injury, pain, or discomfort. After a detailed case history, we will assess your posture, movement, and symptoms of the injured area before moving onto your treatment. We use a variety of standard and advanced techniques, and these may include but not be limited to
- Instrument assisted soft tissue mobilisation (IASTM)
- STR’s Soft Tissue Release methods
- MET’s Muscle Energy Techniques
- Joint mobilisations & manipulation
- Dry needling & medical acupuncture
- Ultrasound therapy
- Kinesio taping
- Trigger point therapy
- Myofascial release techniques
- Rehabilitation exercises
Of course, you do not have to be injured for this massage to be beneficial. We work with many of our clients on a maintenance and recovery basis, keeping them fit, fresh, relaxed, and ready for their next challenge.
The effects of sports massage can vary based on the individual’s condition, the intensity of the massage, treatment methods used and the goals of the treatment session. Some people may feel immediate relief from pain and tension, while others may require multiple sessions to see significant improvements. It some cases a short-term increase in your discomfort maybe noticed.
If you are uncertain if sports massage is the right path for you, please contact us and speak with a qualified therapist to discuss your specific needs and goals.
What can sports massage treat?
Sports massage therapy can treat a variety of conditions related to physical activity, including:
- Muscle tension and soreness
- Muscle strains and sprains
- Muscle imbalances and postural issues
- Limited range of motion
- Adhesions and scar tissue
- Delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS)
- Stress and anxiety related to sports performance
- Repetitive strain injuries
- Joint pain and stiffness
Sports massage can also help with injury prevention and enhance athletic performance. It can be a valuable part of an athlete’s training regimen and recovery plan. However, it is important to consult with a healthcare provider to determine if sports massage is appropriate for your specific condition.
What should I wear?
If you are having a more general treatment we suggest swimwear or underwear. Compression clothing and sports bras are not recommended for your treatment.
Towels will always be provided for your comfort and cover. If you wish, you can use your own towels.
How is sports massage therapy different from other types of massage?
It uses techniques such as stretching, compression, and deep tissue massage to address the unique demands of sports training and competition.
How often should I get a sports massage?
Some athletes may benefit from weekly massages, while others may only need a massage once a month or less.