Sports Massage works deeply into the muscles to stretch and loosen tight, knotted or injured muscle fibres. It incorporates a variety of specific techniques and aims to enhance performance, increase flexibility, reduce chronic tension and stress, aid recovery from exercise or injury, and prevent further injury. In comparison to to deep tissue or therapeutic massage, sports massage is more focussed and specific to the needs of your body.
Anyone can benefit from sports massage, not just elite athletes, but anyone with muscular aches and pains, back pain, headaches, stress or acute or chronic injuries. It is especially effective for athletes, as serious training often results in tight muscles, even with regular stretching and warming up, and tight muscles are more easily injured. Regular massage is therefore effective at preventing injuries, as well as speeding up the recovery process of already injured muscles.
From the team at Barron Chiropractic Clinic - celebrating 30 years of providing natural healthcare to the people of Walton-on-Thames