Sports Massage Therapy
Sports Massage therapy helps to alleviate the stress and tension which builds up in the body’s soft tissues during physical activity, either due to overexertion and/or overuse. Sports massage can break the tension down quickly and effectively.
This treatment is not just for the sports person, anyone can benefit from Sports Massage, including people in physically demanding jobs and those not quite so obvious -(occupational, emotional and postural stress may produce many similar characteristics to sports injuries).
Sports Massage tends to be deeper and more intense than other massage and incorporates a combination of other techniques involving stretching, compression, friction, toning, and trigger point techniques.
How can sports massage therapy benefit you?
• Increases range of movement and flexibility
• Increases blood circulation, helping tissue repair and removing waste products
• Eases muscular aches and pains
• Speeds up recovery time post injury, and reduces the risk of re-injury.
Sports Therapy is concerned with injury prevention, injury assessment and the rehabilitation of patients back to full functional fitness in a safe, effective and efficient manner.
When treating injuries, the main focus is to get them back to normal function, in as little time as possible. The main stages of approach include a detailed history of your injury and the effects it is having on your daily life. This will be followed by appropriate orthopedic and neurological testing. Following a diagnosis being formed and discussed with you, a treatment and rehabilitation plan will be made for you.
The injury will be re-assessed at every appointment to ensure your recovery is progressing optimally with the correct suited treatment.
Sports therapy is a combination of deep and soft tissue massage, stretching, mobilisation and electrotherapy, to improve the range of joint movement and general joint function. The session will also include home advice including stretches and exercises, and advice on methods of pain relief, as well as taking steps within the stages of rehabilitation, to regain full function.
What our patients say
“Really impressed with my treatment with Launa. Not only is she kind and gentle, she is very thorough and explains everything nicely. I also enjoyed the fact that she covered nutrition with me, giving me advice on what foods could be causing inflammation.”
Mrs Brown, Horley