What is Sports Massage?

Sports massage is a type of massage therapy which involves manipulation of soft tissue and is geared toward people involved in physical and sports activities or physically demanding jobs to help prevent or treat injuries, relieve tension and restore range of movement. It can also be highly effective in terms of balancing muscles and improving posture. Postural stress can indeed produce similar characteristics than sports injuries, making sports massage an ideal treatment type.

The idea of sports massage is to apply different massage techniques to achieve a specific goal when treating a client/athlete. Each treatment case is designed according to the specific needs of each individual with varying depths and strengths. Sports massage tends to be more intense than for example Swedish massageeven though it incorporates many similar elements. The main difference is the combination of other techniques involving stretching, compression, friction, and trigger point therapy techniques.

Remember to let your GP know about any complementary therapies you are using

What Are the Benefits of Sports Massage?

Sports massage is particularly good at relieving muscle tension, reducing soreness and fastening recovery. This is because it aims to increase blood flow and stimulate neurological pathways, which can also increase flexibility and improve strength. Especially if you’re training intensively, frequent sports massage at Brighton Wellbeing can help you keep your muscles supple and strong. The aim is also to incorporate stretching and home-care exercise to ease postural problems. We can create a full treatment plan for you to follow in terms of recovery as we offer loyalty cards for patients who wish to continue treatment in the future. Read more

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Book Sports Massage in Brighton

You can book a massage appointment at Brighton Wellbeing online by or by calling 01273 92 17 92. You can also email info@thebrightonwellbeingclinic.co.uk to book.