Sports Massage is designed to aid recovery from training and/or injury.
It is a treatment which helps alleviate the stress and tension which builds up in the body’s tissues during physical exercise.
Deep layers of muscle tissue are massaged using a variety of techniques, assisting the removal of built up lactic acid and treating soft tissue injuries
Soft tissues are made up of many individual fibres called tissue cells. When these cells are put under stress, such as overload, emotional, occupational and postural, they are at risk of becoming injured.
When the fibres do become injured they are repaired by Scar tissue. This can cause adhesions between fibres (referred to by many as knots) impairing the correct functioning of the muscle and eventually leading to muscle imbalance and pain.
These injuries often occur at microscopic. level and take some time to develop before pain is felt.
LSSM(Dip), MSMA, SAQ(Dip)