Sports Massage Therapy in London
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Sports Massage Therapy in London
Are you a professional athlete or sports competitor looking to revive your muscles in preparation for a big event? Are you a gym bunny or a dance enthusiast who regularly suffers from DOMs and stiff muscles? Or are you someone who leads an active lifestyle and is looking to improve your mobility and flexibility? Maybe it’s time to get a sports massage.
Sports massages are a form of massage catering for those who regularly engage in physical activity. A sports massage stimulates the soft connective tissue that hardens during physical exertion by using a series of massage techniques. Sports massage can help correct any imbalances in your muscles caused by repetitive stress and muscular trauma, by working your skin, muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia.
Sports massage can help you to achieve your performance goals and aid with physical conditioning — whether you’re training for an event, recovering from an injury or looking to hit your next PB in the gym. So. you’ll recover quicker and with less chance of injury.
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What is the Benefit of Sports Massage?
Sports massage has many incredible benefits for athletes, gym bunnies, and sport types alike. Whether you’re an elite athlete or a recreational exerciser, a sports massage can help sharpen your mind, ease your muscles and boost your performance.
Among the many benefits of sports massage are:
- Decreased muscle tension
- Relaxed nerves
- Reduced muscle spasms
- Increased range of motion
- Boosted blood flow
- Lower chance of injury
- Decreased recovery time
- Elimination of lactic acid
With so many benefits for both sports performance and recovery, it’s clear to see why so many professional athletes value their sport massage therapists so highly. Sports massage, as a form of massage therapy, also brings with it the many benefits of standard massage therapy and so is perfect for anyone looking to boost their overall health.
What to Expect from a Sports Massage?
Your sports massage therapy will depend on your particular needs and requirements. Before your massage begins, your massage therapist will take you through an initial consultation to find out more about your goals, medical history, and fitness level. During this consultation, your therapist will create a personalised therapy to address all your concerns and goals.
In general, there are four different types of sports massage therapy, but each will use a combination of the key massage techniques:
- Effleurage (stroking)
- Petrissage (kneading)
- Tapotement (rhythmic tapping)
- All are designed to maximise your performance and recovery.
Pre-Event Sports Massage Therapy
A pre-event sports massage helps to stimulate blood flow and targets areas of the body exerted during the activity. Runners and pro-athletes will often get a sports massage right before a big event.
Post-Event Massage Therapy
After a strenuous day at the gym or a tiring event, a sports massage can help muscles to recover and repair tissue damage.
During Training Massage Therapy
In the build-up to a big event or sports competition, a sports massage will take your training up to the next level. By keeping your muscles in tip-top shape, it will help you to achieve new personal bests and train harder and faster.
Re-Habilitative Massage Therapy
Rehab can be a frustrating time for an active person, but with regular sports massage, you can cut your rehab time significantly.
Whether you’re a pro-athlete or a sports novice looking to boost your performance and reduce your recovery time, there is a sports massage for you. Use our location search to browse all the top sport massage therapists in London today.