Why Have A Sports Massage?
If you play sports, you probably know that a sports massage is an excellent way to improve your recovery after sporting events and exercise. If you work at a desk then a sports massage can help to relieve the tension from sitting hunched over your desk. In general, it helps to decrease stress, muscle spasms or pain.
At ALO Physiotherapy Clinic a Physiotherapist will perform the massage. As professionals in treating the body for injury disease and physical disorders our physios understand the human body and your complaints of pain and discomfort and will know where to apply pressure and where not to.
We use manual therapy combined with oils and Tecar therapy. Tecar helps to increase your body temperature locally to the area that is being treated, giving you a sensation of well-being and comfort while the increase in temperature heals and replenishes your body. Many athletes use this type of treatment to recharge their muscles after a strenuous training session, it helps to reduce muscle spasms and increase cellular and intracellular healing
The key benefits of a Sports Massage:
- Improved muscle recovery
- Increased flexibility
- Improvements in immune function
- Better sleep quality
- Injury prevention
- Reduce pain
- Reduce muscle tension
There are so many benefits to having a Sports Massage, many people say that they notice an improvement not only in performance in sports but also at work. Alongside our busy schedules and keeping fit at the gym it is just as important that we prioritise time for the body’s tissues to rest and restore, this is where a Sports Massage can really help you in your recovery.
How is Sports Massage different to other forms of massage?
Sports Massage is a specific therapeutic technique which targets injury regions. It is designed by your Physiotherapist for your individual body’s biomechanical needs, and the movements required for your sports and job.