Sports Massage in Swansea
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What is Sports Massage?
Sports Massage Swansea is a deep tissue massage which is designed to release muscle tension and restore balance to the musculo-skeletal system. Not only is this type of massage beneficial to aid muscle repair after injury, but received regularly it can release the tensions that might otherwise lead to muscle damage. A post-event massage aids recovery and regeneration. I am able to detect variations in the soft tissues and by using various massage techniques I can help sports people to stay in peak condition. Book a couple of treatments and you’ll see what I mean!
If you have incurred a muscle injury I will work with you to provide relief and aid the body’s natural healing abilities.
Benefits and effects of our sports massage
Reduce the chance of injury through appropriate stretching and event preparation.
Shorten recovery time between workouts.
Maximise the supply of nutrients and oxygen through increased blood flow.
Improve range of motion and muscle flexibility, improving power & performance.
Enhance elimination of metabolic by-products of exercise.
This is based on having regular massages concentrating on particular muscle groups to help, maintain and improve the athlete’s range of motion and muscle flexibility. My knowledge and understanding of muscle anatomy is extremely beneficial when it comes to working on and manipulating different muscle groups used in the athlete’s chosen sport.
The pre-event massage is purely designed to enhance circulation, reduce muscle tension and can be relaxing or stimulating as appropriate.
This event is geared towards reducing muscle spasms and metabolic build up that occurs during vigorous exercise. Different sports massage techniques can enhance the body’s own recovery process whilst improving the athlete’s ability to return to training and competition, and in turn reduce the risk of injury.
Even with regular massages to prevent muscle cramps, tears, bruises and aching muscles, having sports massage can help with healing and reduce discomfort during the rehabilitation process. By using soft tissue techniques in the management of both acute and chronic injuries it is sometimes possible to speed up the process of rehabilitation.
Types of techniques used during sports massage are:
Cross Fibre Techniques – can help with healing by improving formation of strong and flexible repair tissue, which is vital in maintaining the full pain free range of motion during the rehabilitation process.
Soft Tissue Techniques – are also effective in the management of both acute and chronic injuries.
Rehabilitation massage - is effective in the management of both acute and chronic injuries. Incorporating Manual Lymphatic Drainage techniques to the ‘standard protocol’ will help fluid removal and control secondary hypoxic injury throughout the healing cycle. Cross fibre friction techniques applied during the sub-acute and re-modelling phases of healing improve the formation of strong and flexible repair tissue.
Trigger Point Techniques – combine positioning and specific finger/thumb pressure to reduce the hypersensitivity in muscle spasms and referred pain patterns. Untreated trigger or tender points often lead to restricted and painful movements.
Muscle Energy Techniques – involve restricted or resistive movements to stretch muscles.
Neuromuscular Techniques – involve a digit being held over a sore point, where pressure is gradually increased up to the limits of the client’s pain threshold. The pressure is maintained through feedback until the pain eases.