Sports Massage Crawley
You are in safe hands at the Body Health Clinic as your Massage is by a registered Graduate Sports Therapist with an expert knowledge on human anatomy, and many years of experience treating people from all walks of life.
Whether you are looking to loosen up or have an international sports competition coming up, we can tailor the perfect massage for your bodies needs.
Call 07941 532 547 to book your massage today
Why Sports Massage
Sports massage is a form of massage that works with the deep tissues of the body. A variety of techniques are used to restore health and balance to the muscles.
Anyone can receive the benefits of a sports massage. Many people presume that sports massage is solely for athletes, this is wrong. Sports massage can be used by anyone who has tight muscles, aches and pains, postural problems or just generally looking to relieve stress and relax.
In our day to day lives our bodies can be put under a lot of strain. This can cause imbalances within the body that may cause pain or lead to injury.
The benefits Of Sports Massage
- Increased circulation
- Reduces muscle tension and restores balance to the musculo-skeletal system.
- Assists the removal of lactic acid and waste products.
- Relieves aches and pains.
- Identify problem areas before they develop into injuries.
- Increase range of movement.
- Relaxation and reduce stress
Many people think that a sports massage is going to be a painful experience and that if it is not painful, that the massage is not having an effect. This is not true, Sports massage is not about getting your elbow stuck in as hard as possible and causing pain. When to much pressure is used it causes your muscles to contract and tense in pain, this may leave you muscle feeling sore and bruised.
At the Body Health Clinic we use experienced palpation skills to apply the correct amount of pressure needed to cause a positive change within the muscle. If you have particularly tight muscles it may be necessary to use a firmer pressure but we will always work within your tolerance.
This depends on a number of factors such as the current health of your muscles, your posture, work demands, stress levels and training regime. Some people find it beneficial to receive regular massages and make it part of their weekly schedule, others spread treatments out over a longer period. Once you have experienced your first massage you will be able to decide with the advice of your therapist what is best for your bodies needs
What is commonly known as having a knot within a muscle is actually a fibrous adhesion where muscle fibers have become stuck together by waste products such as lactic acid. This can cause the muscle to not function properly and become a weakness that has less give and is more likely to tear. Massage can help to break up the knot increasing blood flow to the area. This enables the tissue to start repairing itself by feeding the area with oxygen and nutrients. Ideally you shouldn’t wait until you have an injury or are in pain to receive a massage. Regular massage can help prevent knots and maintain muscle health.