Sports Massage at Fulham Massage & Wellness
Wednesday, 12 October 2016
Fulham Massage & Wellness: Sports massage for active and inactive
Many people think that sports massage relates only to those who exercise regularly or participate in competitions. However, sports massage has many purposes and even those with less active lifestyle would benefit from it equally as much. Sports massage is a name given to a treatment that involves the application of compression, direct pressure and cross-fiber friction.
Sports Massage: Sports Injury and General Pain Management
The ultimate aim of sports massage is to restore function back to the damaged tissues. Whether the damage took place through a sports injury, or trauma, or was a result of chronic repetitive strain, it would react well to sports massage techniques.
Additionally, this type of treatment helps to manage a pain and dysfunction within the soft tissues. Our massage therapists have knowledge and skills to advice on specific stretches or corrective exercises which would help to speed up the recovery.
Sports Massage: Prevention and Maintenance
Sports massage is a great tool to improve self-awareness by helping a person monitor their own condition and adjust things accordingly. Many people don’t realise the amount of tension in their body until someone starts performing a massage. This is a great self-discovery journey! A lot of postural problems that often lead to an injury are identified and prevented through sports massage.
Active people often like sports massage as it improves the performance, whether they are professional athletes or members of the general public. We treat all sorts of people: from elite sportsmen, through recreational joggers to weekend soccer warriors and dog walkers, so no activity is too small or too big for us!
Physiological effects of sports massage:
There are number of physiological changes happening during the massage. The main one involves increasing the blood flow through or around soft tissue. This assists in the removal of waste products from soft tissue, and then supplies the tissue with vital nutrients to help the area recover quickly. Sports massage helps to re-model scar tissue or release “knots”. And as a long term effect, the use of techniques creates new muscle memory by re-educating muscles to stay at their proper state.
Quality Sports Massage in Fulham
At Fulham Massage & Wellness we are dedicated to provide the highest standard of sports massage in Fulham and surrounding areas. Our therapists are fully qualified, trained and insured, providing sports massage that you will never forget. Here is a list of specific benefits of receiving a high quality sports massage with us:
- Improved circulation
- Pain relief
- Reduced muscle tension and soreness
- Help in the removal of metabolic waste products from tissues
- Help to prevent injury and to recover after an injury
- Performance enhancement
- Improvement in self-awareness by monitoring your own condition
- Increase of muscle elasticity and joint mobility
- Reduced muscle cramps/spasms
- Relaxation, well-being and stress relief