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SPORTS THERAPY CONSISTS OF

SPORTS MASSAGE


Adding sports massage to your workout routine can seriously improve your performance.After training hard you tend to experience aches and pains.These aches and pains can easily turn into serious injuries.If you have regular bodywork it will help to alleviate any pains you may be experiencing.

 You can greatly benefit from half an hour on a specific area that requires my attention or up to an hour for general and maintenance work.Sports massage techniques when used regularly,can increase the blood flow that is greatly needed for recovery.This will improve your range of movement and strength of injured muscles and accelerate their healing time.

With a full recovery you will be able to increase your workouts and allow your body to adapt to a higher level of stress.

 

 Sports massage can :


  • Enhance body awareness
  • Identify problem areas before they can develop into injuries
  • Remove trigger points formed from the injuries
  • Relax and stretch muscles
  • Improve range of motion
  • Restore suppleness and elasticity
  • Relieve pain and stress
  • Free muscle adhesions and soften scar tissue
  • Improve circulation
  • Flush out toxins that muscle stiffness and soreness
  • Relax the body and mind
  • Speed recovery and healing time 


 

Stages of treatment

 


Examination and assessment (including referral if needed)


Damage limitation eg (rice)

 

Sub acute injury management

 

Regain range of movement (rom) and regain strength

 

Mobilisation, build strength

 

Late stage rehabilitation

 

Regain full function

 

Address the cause to prevent re-injury

 

Psychological factors may need to be addressed

 

Discharge to full training

 

Return to competition