Sports Massage Therapy – A Massage for Everyone

A sports massage is a targeted treatment that manipulates the soft tissue (muscle) to help prevent injuries and improve existing ones. It’s a type of therapy which isn’t just for gym enthusiasts and athletes, but also for those with ongoing soft tissue injuries or have built up larger areas of tension and knots over time. It’s an effective therapy for people of all ages, as well as those with serious disorders.

As a qualified sports massage therapist in advanced techniques, Rebecca has the training required to make sure treatments applied are safe, ensuring fragile tissue isn’t damaged further and aiding recovery as much as possible. She’ll use methods such as soft tissue release, stretching and deep massage while providing advice about further treatments you may require.

Rebecca is ITEC Sports Massage Level 4 qualified and fully insured. Find out more about her qualifications.

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Benefits of Sports Massage

  • Improve well-being – while not designed purely for relaxation like many types of massage, sports massage therapy can help with your general well-being, stress and anxiety
  • Prevent Injury – improve your flexibility and range of motion
  • Alleviate muscle soreness – achieve myofascial release on trigger points and reduce DOMS (Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness) after exercise
  • Speed up recovery – increase blood circulation to the affected area, break down scar tissue and reduce lactic acid
  • Enhance performance – for those who play sports, this type of massage is ideal before and after your training or events, as well as maintenance massages

Other Massage Therapies Available

Deep Tissue Massage

This specialist type of massage helps to manipulate some of the deeper tissue layers of the body. It targets hypertonic muscles which have become short and tight over time due to posture and repetitive movements. It also focuses on addressing issues with muscle tone. Most people have a lateral deviation between the two sides of the body, causing one side to become short and tight and the other side to become stretched and weak. The purpose of this treatment is to address any muscle tone imbalance within the body.

Lymphatic Drainage Massage

This type of massage uses repetitive, gentle strokes and light pressure to support the lymphatic system which plays an essential role in getting rid of toxins and waste from the body. It’s ideal for those looking for a body detox, to strengthen the immune system, reduce swelling and provide relaxation. It’s sometimes recommended post-surgery, but you should ask your doctor before you go ahead. As a qualified ITEC Lymphatic Drainage Massage Level 4 therapist, Rebecca offers this highly specialised technique as part of her services.

Chair Acupressure Massage

Rebecca is also a practitioner in chair acupressure onsite massage. This involves applying pressure over various acupressure points on the neck, head, shoulders, back and arms. It can be easily carried out over clothes and ‘onsite’ in an ergonomically designed chair, making it a flexible and convenient way to receive a massage. Benefits include relieving muscle tension, promoting relaxation and stress relief, as well as stimulation of the lymphatic system and boosting energy levels. For this reason, it’s often chosen by corporate clients requesting onsite therapies for staff.

Indian Head Massage

Unwind with a relaxing Indian head massage which also offers multiple benefits. This therapeutic treatment uses acupressure massage on your scalp, neck and shoulders, and Rebecca will use techniques such as circular massage strokes to help you feel energised and relaxed. Benefits can include relief for headaches, healthy hair growth promotion and lymphatic drainage from the massage areas. You can also enjoy this treatment to help reduce the stress and anxiety of day to day life.

Rebecca also offers a range of holistic massages and treatments.

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If you’d like to book a sports massage therapy session or another treatment, take a look at our price list and contact us now.

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