Sports massage helps prevent and relieve conditions and injuries usually associated with exercise. The treatment can often be quite vigorous at times and is meant to relieve and reduce the stress and tension that can build up within the body’s soft tissues while exercising. Techniques used within the treatment include Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation Stretching (PNF), Miofascial release, Trigger point therapy, etc.
We also provide Deep Tissue Massage, a type of body work that works deep within the muscles and connective tissues, helping to realign them. It also breaks up adhesions, which are muscular or soft tissue bulk-ups that cause restriction of movement and can cause pain. Some of the movements resemble the classic massage therapy moves, but in the Deep Tissue Massage the movements are deeper and results long-lasting.
Sports Massage and Deep Tissue Massage can treat a variety of ailments and injuries that may occur as a result of exercise or not. The treatment enables you to train or exercise more efficiently, and also achieve deep relaxation, depending on your needs. Both modalities are available across our Waterloo Southwark SE1 and Canary Wharf South Quay E14 clinics.
Further benefits of sports and deep tisse massage include:
- Increasing blood circulation and lymph flow
- Reducing muscle tension
- Relieving pain
- Relieving onset muscle soreness (DOMS)
- Draining away fatigue
- Promoting flexibility
- Increase endurance and performance
- Minimise chances of injury
- Reduce recovery time
- Relieving swelling
- Injuries that occur as a result of overexertion or overuse
- Treating injuries such as shin splints, tennis elbow, sprains and strains, plantar fasciitis etc.