How can sports massage therapy help me?
You don't need to be a sporting athlete to benefit from a sports massage, which is also referred to as a deep tissue massage.
Many people who are health conscious and want to avoid the build up of muscle tension, will benefit from regular sports massage therapy treatments, allowing them to feel more mobile and energised from the improvement of the blood flow to the muscles. It's not always easy to find time to exercise as much as we'd like to, sports massage therapy can help increase energy levels, improving your overall well being and sport performance.
Common problems that can be treated with sports massage therapy:
What are the other benefits of sports massage therapy?
Whether you're regular gym-goer, keen jogger or spend too much time behind the desk, sports massage can help anyone. Sports massage, sometimes referred to as deep tissue massage, has a number of physiological, psychological and physical benefits:
What can I expect from my first treatment?
Your first treatment will consist of an initial assessment, which will involve discussing your health background, your lifestyle and where any pain points are located. Sports massages are different to a regular massage, as the treatment tends to focus on a particular area, with the use of manipulation to release any tension felt in the muscle group.
If you want to discuss or book a sports massage in Hemel Hempstead, Berkhamsted or in and around Hertfordshire, or you would like to learn more and about what sports massage can do for you, then please get in contact with Alexandra today.
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Muscle tension and stiffness
Neck, shoulder and back pain
Aches and pains from exercise and ongoing activity
Stress and anxiety symptoms
Reduce stress - Your body doesn’t function as well when it’s under stress. Sports massage can reduce the stress hormones that your body produces when it’s under stress.
Relaxing - Through heat generation and circulation your muscles will begin to relax and after an intense workout or a game of football, the best thing for your muscles to do is relax.
Improved mood - When your body releases the serotonin and endorphins into your bloodstream through manipulation your mood begins to increase and improve.
Pain reduction - Tension in muscles can often cause pain, sports massage can help reduce this by release body endorphins, this not only reduces pain but starts to make your body feel good.
Encourages blood circulation - Sports massage not only helps increase blood flow but helps open your blood vessels through stretching and enabling the nutrients to pass through them easier.
Perform better - If you’re active or play regular sport, a sports massage will help increase your performance. Looking after your muscles will allow you to run faster, swim further, lift heavier, essentially regardless of what activity, you will feel the benefit.