Sports Massage Therapy

Sports massage is most commonly known to relieve muscle stress and tension that is caused by physical activity. It can also be used to treat injuries and can work as a preventative therapy, addressing the health of muscles and connective tissue. These issues may arise from problems the individual may have in muscle tone, symmetry and balance, and the effect range of motion and posture can have of the body.

Sport massage therapy is beneficial to all athletes, ranging from elite level performance athletes to weekend joggers. No matter the training level, it is important to maintain healthy, supple muscle to avoid overuse injuries that can put a stop to activity. It is also highly beneficial to the wider population who may struggle with general muscle tightness and pain caused by the stresses of everyday working life.

Benefits of Sports Massage

Sports massage is considered the most effect therapy for releasing muscle tension and stiffness and helping the body achieve a balance between exercise and recovery. Receiving regular sports massage can help individuals prevent injuries, which may occur through overuse. The regular application of massage allows the therapist to detect imbalances in soft tissue and so help the individual to maintain a healthier physical state. Other physical, physiological and psychological benefits include;

  • Improved circulation
  • Aiding the removal of lactic acid and other waste product which collect as a result of exercise
  • Increasing or decreasing muscle length and tone
  • Improve muscle suppleness and flexibility
  • Remodelling of scar tissue to help joint range of motion after injury
  • Relaxation and an overall feeling of wellbeing
  • Anxiety and stress reduction

Loominous offers a comprehensive and professional service covering all aspects of sports massage and injuries. We are fully qualified Level 4 Sports Massage Therapist, with membership to the Federation of Holistic Therapists.