Sports & Soft Tissue Remedial Massage
Sports massage is indicated for the management of muscle discomfort due to intensive training, the rehabilitation from soft tissue injuries, pre- intra- post- events manual intervention, and general body maintenance of amateur or/and professional athletes.
The first appointment consists of taking the patient's medical history, collecting information as to sports and daily life habits, testing posture, range of motion, muscle strength and stage of injury if present.
After assessing the general health conditions of the athlete, together with the therapist a treatment plan is designed so that specific massage techniques and home exercise can fully support the person in between the following sessions towards soft tissue improvement, help him/her regain body function and achieve an overall better life style.
Sports Massage helps treating injuries such as muscle tears, tendon strains, ligament sprains, as well as managing conditions such as frozen shoulder, golf/tennis elbow, plantar fasciitis, nerve impingement, asthma, arthritis.
Improves local circulation
Mechanical pressure promotes oxygen and waste product exchange, helping the tissue rebuild themselves.
Increases Range of Motion
More flexible soft tissues allow joints to work more freely, therefore to optimize sports performance.
Speeds up Recovery Time
Massage strokes help fibers to drain by-products of exercise and activate local circulation, bringing new nutrients in, essential for the next workout.
Chemicals such as endorphins and serotonin are released during massage, encouraging the parasympathetic system to confer a sensation of general wellbeing.
Reduces the Risk of Injury Re- or Occurrence
The relaxing effect of massage prevents over training, while an increased awareness of pain and body work management limit the risk of unwanted injuries.
Promotes Relaxation & Boosts Motivation
Touch produces incredible beneficial effects on neurological and psychological levels, resulting in increased focus and performance during training and events.