Sports Massage in Crystal Palace, Upper Norwood, South East London
Sports Massage can be hugely beneficial for both athletes and recreational exercisers.
It can be used to keep the body in top condition pre-performance, to aid recovery post-performance, and for rehabilitation if recovering from injury.
Sports massage involves the maniupulation of the soft tissues of the body and will be adapted to focus on the particular muscles that are most relevant to the sport or activity performed most.
It is a combination of various different techniques including:
- Swedish style massage
- Petrissage (Kneading)
- Tapotement (Rhythmic striking)
- Effleurage (Stroking)
- Trigger points
The purpose of these techniques to to help the athletes body reach peak physical conditioning and maximum performance with less chance of incurring an injury, plus quicker recovery from the stresses of a big event.
Some of the reported benefits include:
- An increase in flexibility
- Increased range of motion
- Overall better sense of well-being
- Less muscle tension
- Less frequent muscle spasms
- Better quality of sleep
- Increased blood circulation
- Faster elimination of lactic acid
- Less chance of injury
- Faster recovery after workouts
A regular sports massage should be considered by any sports person looking to perform at the top of their game.