Sports Massage by PHFitness
Looking after your body is hugely important when it comes to exercise, training and everyday activity and maintaining healthy muscles can make a real difference to your training to leave you feeling refreshed and free of any niggles. A sports massage can give you that continual improvement to help you reduce the risk of injury, improve your flexibility and boost your circulatory system to name just a few of the benefits.
What is a sports massage?
Sports massage is the management, manipulation and rehabilitation of soft tissue structures (muscles, tendons, ligaments and other connective tissues such as fascia).
It includes a whole range of massage depths and pressures which aim to alleviate aches, pains and injuries that are attributed to your body’s soft tissues.
Who should have a sports massage?
In spite its title, sports massage isn’t just for those undertaking exercise or athletic performance. It can also be a great way of relieving everyday aches and pains that anyone can develop through day-to-day activities.
What can it help with?
By targeting specific muscle, a sports massage can help increase your range of motion, improve flexibility and reduce pain. It can therefore help with:
- Specific injuries
- Chronic pain
- Muscle aches
The massage can also help relieve many day-to-day problems such as:
- Work related tension
- Repetitive strain injury
How can athletes benefit?
Sports massage is increasingly being employed as part of a balanced exercise regime amongst athletes as a means of preventing injuries and the overtraining of muscles.
A specially designed sports massage can be beneficial for athletes at various stages of participation, especially:
- Conditioning/training phase
- Pre & post competition
- Any time to aid injury prevention and/or recovery
Athletes can benefit from increased flexibility, reduced fatigue and improvement in endurance from sports massage. In addition to the prevention and recovery from injury it can provide, a sports massage can also help to prepare the body and mind for optimal performance.
Why have one?
A constant build up of tension on the muscles from regular activity may lead to stresses on joints, ligaments and tendons. This overuse can often create problems and imbalances in soft tissue and if ignored, can lead to chronic long term injuries which may affect improvement and performance.
A sports massage therapist will tailor the treatment to focus on specific muscle groups attributed to your sport or activity and concentrate attention on the areas of concern.
When is the best time to have a sports massage?
The best time to have a sports massage depends on your purpose for having it.
For everyday aches and pain relief, there’s no time like the present. Whereas, athletes tend to schedule sports massage appointments before and after competition/ events to help prepare and recover their muscles.
Scheduling mid-training sports massage appointments can also help to reveal places that are tight and need to be addressed in post-workout stretching.
A good massage therapist can also show you self-maintenance techniques to help improve your flexibility and athletic performance between sports massages.
How to book a sports massage or find out more
PHFitness has a fully qualified massage therapist on board to complement the personal training service by helping you to maintain healthy muscles after all the work you put into exercising.
By providing both services from one place, we aim to make it as easy as possible for you to make sports massage part of your exercise regime for injury prevention, as a recovery aid or simply to help relieve those everyday aches and pains.
For more information or to book an appointment, please contact Lindsay by emailing:
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07496 072 257
Sports massage is suitable for people who want to...
Alleviate specific injuries
Reduce muscle aches & pains
Contact Lindsay from PHFitness on 07496 072 257 or email email@example.com
What my clients say
I have recently received a massage with Lindsay and I have booked for regular massages having experienced the tremendous benefits Lindsay's massage provided. Lindsay is extremely professional in everything she does and having assessed what I needed ensured that I received the full benefit in the time available. I felt relaxed and free of tension in my body. Walking was like floating on air, that was the feeling I had afterwards. Lindsay is a perfect compliment to the Team at PHFitness and I would highly recommend her to anyone.