Sports massage helps to prepare your body for optimal performance during training and competing, promoting speedy recovery for all regardless of age and ability.
Sports massage involves the manipulation and rehabilitation of the body's soft tissues (muscles, ligaments, fascia and tendons) and is tailored to each individual to enhance their performance ability and prevent injury.
Gail Crawford's interest in sports massage began when she volunteered to help at the Manchester Commonwealth Games in 2002. She has been a Member of the Sports Massage Association (SMA) since qualifying in 2004 and is on the National Register of Sports Massage. Olivia Brewster trained in 2012 gaining VTCT level IV in Sports Massage qualifying her to become a member of the SMA
Benefits of Sports Massage:increase or decrease muscle tone
increase or decrease muscle length
improve circulation and lymphatic flow
assist in removal of metabolic waste
remodel scar tissue
sedate or stimulate nerve endings
assist in mental preparation for sports participants
reduce stress and tension to aid relaxation