Sports and Deep Tissue Massage
What is Deep Tissue Massage?
Deep tissue massage is used to release chronic muscle tension through slower strokes and more direct deep pressure. It has many benefits including;
Helping to loosen muscle tension and relieve stress
Aiding the release of toxins from muscles
Allowing blood and oxygen to circulate properly throughout the body
Helping to increase flexibility
What is Sports Massage?
Sports Massage is a type of massage therapy which utilises deep and soft tissue techniques, based upon your presenting issues which will contribute towards ensuring that you obtain the most benefit from your massage. Various massage techniques will be used including Trigger Point therapy and muscle energy techniques.
It is a common misconception that sports massage is only for elite athletes. Starting a new fitness regime or increasing the time, intensity and/or frequency of exercise can leave muscles feeling increasingly tight and sore over time.
Poor posture and stress can also often lead to tension in the neck and shoulders. A lot of the time it is linked to our daily routine such as sitting at a computer desk, carrying children around, gardening, or driving for long periods.
It has many benefits in addition to those of general deep tissue massage including;
Support your training in the build up to an event
Improve posture and range of movement
Rehabilitate minor injuries and persistent niggles
Reduce aches and pains
Reducing muscle stiffness and soreness - including DOMS after exercise or daily activities
For sports massage at your first appointment we will go through a new assessment /consultation which takes around 20 – 25 minutes depending on the area of focus. There is no charge for this but you will need to allow this additional time onto the length of your first appointment.
Appointments are available for male and female clients in Fordingbridge and at Odstock Health & Fitness, Salisbury