Over thousands of years massage has been used to deal with conditions affecting muscles ligaments and tendons. Used by Ancient Civilisations and praised by Hippocrates, the founder of modern medicine, it is the oldest form of healing known to man.
Massage is the manipulation of the soft tissues producing a holistic effect on the whole body, not just the area being treated. Its aim is to find and treat the cause of the problem, not just the symptoms. Benefits can include:
- Increased blood flow leading to improved circulation
- A balance of the muscles and joints
- Restoring elasticity to the joints
- Greater mobility within the joints of the body
- Relaxation of tense muscles
Sports Massage is a specialty within massage. Its focus is on recovery from the effects of training or competition, and the prevention and treatment of injury. Each sports massage is targeted at specific muscle groups to suit the physical activities of the client. This may be sport, dance or indeed any form of exercise.
Regular sports massage can address minor injury quickly, preventing further damage. It’s a must for anyone wishing to maintain peak performance and reduce the possibility of injury.