Sports Massage

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 at the Clinic

 Sports massage is a type of Swedish massage used for the benefit of ALL sports and exercise participants. Regardless of whether you exercise simply to keep fit, or compete from club to international level, sports massage may have something to offer you.

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

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