Release muscle tension and restores balance to the musculoskeletal system
What is Sports Massage?
Sports Massage uses techniques for the specific benefit of all sports and exercise participants and for those with work and posture-related restrictions.
It releases muscle tension and restores balance to the musculoskeletal system, reducing strain and discomfort and encouraging the body to heal and repair any injuries sustained.
Sports massage covers the management, manipulation and rehabilitation of the soft tissues of the body, e.g. muscles, ligaments and tendons.
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PRE & POST NATAL CARE
How can Sports Massage help you?
Sports massage can be beneficial at various stages of participation. For example:
A typical Sports Massage session
An initial Sports Massage session at the Westoe Practice, South Shields will take approximately 60 mins.
This will involve an in-depth consultation taking time to understand any symptoms, medical history and lifestyle.
The Sports Massage therapist will then focus on areas of pain and dysfunction, utilizing a variety of techniques to reduce tension and aid recovery.
Massages can be for 60, or 90 minutes.
Sports massage is applied with your goals in mind, meaning we look at what you need and then apply the relevant technique(s) to help you reach your goals. These techniques vary from: finding muscle imbalances which may be the cause of your current issue and offering remedial exercises to correct them; questions about your sports equipment or mechanism of injury; along with treating the tissues which are crying out for attention.
Your goals may vary depending on whether you are carrying an injury or are just needing to bring your legs back to life for your next training session.
If time and budget were not an issue, every week. So if you are on a budget and treating yourself to a massage, then we would suggest having the treatment prior to your event so you are ready to compete. If you receive regular massage, then keep your goals in mind, if you are unsure, read the answer above, if that doesn’t help we can always tap into our experience as therapists and to offer some advice.
Overuse injuries can occur in everyday life and are generally brought on by the things we do repetitively everyday. We will use Sports Massage to treat you and look at what day to day activities could be the cause and will give you simple solutions to help with this. Generally making a few small changes can have a big effect
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