Sports recovery & injury prevention
Body Repair Massage Therapy has long been involved in sporting activities, supporting the athlete from young children, through to Elite athletes in almost all sporting areas. In fact, we pride our alliance with many successful gyms, bodybuilders, fighters and sporting teams, in addition to having vast experience with dancers and performers.
Sports Massage, just like Remedial Massage, consists mainly of soft tissue manipulation and is often works the deeper tissues of your body. It works by increasing blood flow for rapid muscle repair and promotes healthy muscle function through the elimination of any adhesions (microscopic tears) in the muscles and surrounding soft tissues, as a result of your sporting activities. Different soft tissue techniques are carefully selected, depending on if your massage is pre or post event. We work as closely with you as you desire, keeping in consideration current, and future sporting programs and we work with you to achieve your peak athletic performance.
Who is this for?
Sports Massage is suited to anyone active who is placing specific challenges on their body; from weekend warriors, those just beginning to get fit, to elite athletes. You may be deep in training for a special event, or just embarking on a new program, it’s all going to place strains on your body that we can assist with. Massage aids muscle growth and development and is also crucial in preventing injuries such as muscle strains and tears.
For those in physical/sports training of any kind, sports massage can assist in maintaining consistency which is arguably the most important aspect for achieving results. We work with long-term and short-term goals for the athlete, preparing the treatment plan to support and enable optimal results through pre and post competition treatments.
One of the main objectives of remedial massage is to enhance recovery and decrease recovery time, thereby improving athletic performance. Here are some of the key benefits:
Relieves muscle spasms and reduces nerve irritation
Breaks down scar tissue and adhesions
Improves circulation, which in turn increases oxygen and nutrition delivery to muscles and helps repair damaged tissues
Stimulates the circulatory and lymphatic system, enabling faster removal of waste products and toxins
Relieves stress and provides relaxation to the entire body, which is essential for good recovery
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