Are you looking to have an effective sports massage with a specialist? You've come to the right place...
Sports massage is a form of deep tissue massage which involves the manipulation of soft tissue to help correct problems and imbalances often caused by repetitive and strenuous physical activity. It's an effective treatment for the release of tension which can restore balance, enhance performance, aid recovery and prevent injury.
Sports massage has many different benefits and helps you:
Increase mobility and flexibility
Increase range of motion
Reduce risk of injury
Improve blood circulation
Improve sleep & relieve stress
Remove metabolic waste and toxins from tissues
Breakdown of scar tissue
Sports massage is also an effective treatment for common aches and pain including:
SCIATICA & BACK PAIN
Sciatica is a pain that starts from the lower back and radiates into the buttock and leg. It can often happen when something isn’t right with how your muscles, discs and nerves fit together and move. Sports massage is an important treatment for sciatica sufferers. Coupled with the right education which instructs patients on the correct posture, body mechanics, conditioning exercises, stretching and strengthening. An overall assessment will help determine if any other treatments will benefit such as heat and ultrasound. AS Sports Therapy in Berkhamsted offers expert treatment and advice for sciatica and back pain. If you've experienced lower back pain as a result of your regular workout and you're looking to overcome this then contact us today book a treatment.
LOWER BACK PAIN
If you've been squatting weights that's perhaps too heavy for you, you're likely going to sustain lower back tissue damage, leading to lower back pain. With the right treatment and education you'll still be able to work around these activities that lead to the injury, allowing your body's capacity to increase. Your body will then be able to adapt and deal with the weight load when it comes to returning to those squats. AS Sports Therapy offers expert treatment and advice for lower back pain. If you've experienced lower back pain as a result of your regular work out and you're looking to overcome this then contact us today book a treatment.
Another common complaint and many causes. Once again it's important to determine the cause of the problem before directing the right treatment. As well as sports massage, exercise and rehabilitation treatments can help treat shoulder pain. Common causes of shoulder pain include: Dislocation - this occurs when the top of arm bone disconnects from the scapula. Instability - Can be caused by a traumatic injury or a condition developed over time. Rotator Cuff Tendonitis - One of the most common diagnosis in patients with shoulder pain. If you're currently experiencing recurring shoulder pain that's perhaps resulted in a injury or has slowly progressed, then contact our sports therapy clinic in Berkhamsted where we'll be happy to advise you further.
Neck pain is a fairly common symptom which is caused by a variety of neck conditions. This can be brought on from activities such as working at a desk, having poor posture whilst using a computer, a sporting injury which may push the head to the side from an impact, or even sleeping with the neck in an awkward position. You should consult a doctor to establish the cause of the stiff neck before any treatment. Some treatments can be very effective to relieve neck pain such as gentle massage and heat packs.
Or Tennis elbow, this condition causes pain outside of the elbow and can occur from strenuous overuse of the muscles and tendons of the forearm which is near the elbow joint. Not only is this brought on from playing tennis (hence the name), but playing the violin, painting and decorating or any repetitive activity that can overuse the muscles attached to the elbow can result in elbow pain. Pain that occurs on the inner of the elbow can be known as golfers elbow. Massage and manipulation can be a treatment that improves the range of movement and limits the pain and stiffness in the arm.
A very common complaint and there can be several different causes. Before any treatment can be applied, it's important to accurately diagnose the cause of the symptom to benefit from the right treatment. Massage therapy is a treatment that can help knee pain as well as knee joint mobilisation techniques. Some causes of knee pain: Arthritis - one of the most common causes, many treatments can help. Ligament injuries - Commonly causes during athletic activities and can cause instability and discomfort. Cartilage injuries - Common cause of knee pain amongst patients young or older.
Muscle tightness can occur when there is an increase in activity or when you're using your muscles in a way you haven't before. For example you may be walking more than normal or bending over incorrectly. Every muscle has a limit to how much it can stretch and if it's stretched further than it's capable of doing, it can start to get stressed and begin to tighten. Muscle tightness can cause pain and discomfort so it's important for your well being to have it assessed. A sports therapist will be able determine the route cause and how to treat it. If you're experiencing muscle tightness and would like to book a sports massage then get in contact today.
Sports Massage treatment - What should I expect?
Your first appointment prior to treatment will consist of an initial assessment, which will involve a brief discussion about your health background, lifestyle, and where any pain points are located. This will help us understand how to treat you best and ensure you get the most out of your treatment.
Your treatment will take place on a massage couch in a clinical setting. Your therapist will always communicate with you throughout the treatment, and continually monitor your comfort levels.
" Super knowledgeable, uses a wide range of techniques to identify and address issues, and is always professional. I'd highly recommend to anyone looking for a sports massage or injury management.."
Amy - Sports massage & rehab client
" If you are looking for a sports massage and support and advice to get you through a major sporting event, then look no further than AS Sports Therapy. Alex is very knowledgeable and skilled at discovering where work needs to be done on various muscles and she helps to free up niggles before they become an issue. I'd recommend her for anyone who has an important event and needs to be in tip top condition. "