About Sports Massage
What is a Sports Massage?
Sports massage therapy is not just for those people that “do sport”, but for anyone that has muscle tension, aches, sprains or pains. It might be from doing too much gardening, sitting at a desk all day or even as a result of the everyday stresses of modern life. Alternatively sports massage can assist you in your training for a sports event or recovery from an injury. If your injury is acute and recent, you may want to consider laser therapy to help with the initial stages before moving on to massage therapy for rehabilitation.
Our sports massage therapist can help with many soft tissue conditions.
How Does a Sports Massage Work?
Sports massage physically breaks down adhesions to help relieve pain and restore the muscle tissue back to it’s healthy state. A sports massage therapist uses fingertips, knuckles, hands, elbows and forearms during treatment. Breathing deeply will be asked of the patient while the sports massage therapist relieves pain on certain tense areas of the body. Heat and essential oils may be be used to relieve any discomfort and to help relax muscles. Avoiding any strenuous activity is beneficial and can help speed up the healing process.
What to Expect
A consultation with a Sports Massage Therapist includes an assessment to see which muscles of the body are causing the issue and then that specific area is treated intensively over time to correct the problem. Sports massage therapy is offered on a weekly basis with progressively less frequent treatments, depending on the condition to be treated, until the condition has been resolved. It may be appropriate for the patient to be co-managed with laser therapy or chiropractic care during this process. In this way, sports massage therapy can be tailored to suit your individual needs.
Still Unsure About a Visit to a Cambridge Massage Therapist?
If you live in or around Cambridge and have muscle stiffness, pain or would like to release stress and tension, massage is a very safe and effective solution. If you have a specific painful problem sports massage is a great place to start. If you are simply looking for relaxation, why not try one of our other types of massage therapy.
If you are unsure whether massage is right for you, then you should consider booking either a first visit or a FREE telephone call with our principal chiropractor, who can help you decide your next step.