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gabby lewis massageSports massage is a type of massage that uses strong/firm pressure and adopts area-specific techniques and focus on the areas of concern or cause of the problem to fix it.

It can assist with the recovery of injuries, helping to reduce muscular pain, loosen tension and adhesions in muscles, improve muscular/joint stiffness and mobility.

Sports Massage is very beneficial in overall functionality of the muscular/skeletal system and it can boost overall personal wellbeing due to its ability to help in pain reduction.

Sports massage doesn’t have to hurt. The pressure can be firm enough for you to feel some benefit, but not so much that you’re in pain or feel extreme discomfort. There may be times when the area worked on may feel uncomfortable, but it should never be unbearable. You are in control, so please inform your therapist if the pressure isn’t to your liking.

If you play sports or exercise regularly combining your fitness routine with regular Sports Massage is key.

Regular massages will reduce your risk of injury, improve your recovery time post-workout, enable you to exercise more frequently, and make sure any little tweaks or niggles don’t turn into something bigger and nastier.

This massage is for non-pathological tissue (i.e.: non-injured) only.

Sports massage techniques work deeply into muscles and soft tissues, helping to keep these structures supple and enabling the body to function at its best.

* Preventative treatment
* Post-event treatment

You don’t have to be a sports person to benefit from a sports massage. Many of our clients don’t actually play much sports but still experience great benefit with postural alignment and addressing imbalances within the body.

Sports massage techniques work deeply into muscles and soft tissues, helping to keep these structures supple and enabling the body to function at its best.

Sports massage works to encourage the health of both muscles and connective tissue. The main difference between sports massage and other types of massage is the deep tissue work and faster pace of the session with less emphasis on relaxation.

Non-sports people with muscular aches and pains, resulting from poor posture or repetitive work patterns, may also find a sports massage approach helpful.

It’s important to be realistic about what one massage can achieve. Many people ask for more pressure, thinking that if the therapist just pushes hard enough, they can get rid of all their knots in an hour. This just won’t happen.

Sometimes undoing chronic knots and tension built up over a lifetime is best achieved with an integrated program that includes exercise, stretches, work on your posture and ways of moving, relaxation techniques and a regular program of massage.

Massage has become a necessary ingredient for a complete workout. More and more people are realizing that a complete workout routine includes not only the exercise itself, but also caring for the wear-and-tear and minor injuries that naturally occur with strenuous movement. The physiological and psychological benefits of massage make it an ideal complement to a total conditioning program.

The Benefits of Sports Massage

Regular sports massage can:

  • Reduce the chance of injury, through proper stretching and event preparation, and through deep tissue massage;
  • Improve range of motion and muscle flexibility, resulting in improved power and performance;
  • Shorten recovery time between workouts;
  • Maximize the supply of nutrients and oxygen through increased blood flow;
  • Enhance elimination of metabolic by-products of exercise.

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