In my world as an Integrated Therapist, I use Sports and Remedial massage techniques daily to aid in the relief of several common injuries and conditions. There are many injuries that Sports Massage can help with. Such as sprains, strains and muscle tears, to name a few.
Sports massage is so good for relieving muscle tension and to address many muscular injuries and or imbalances. It can be a great aid. It is used in a complementary role to other therapies such as physiotherapy and osteopathy. Sports massage can greatly increase recovery.
You will know when you have the symptoms of ‘Plantar Fasciitis’, as the bottom of your foot will be affected. You tend to feel the pain in the centre and inner side of the heel. It will be rather uncomfortable to use your foot properly. At times you may find that being ‘active’ improves your foot pain, but it will soon return when you stop and rest.
If you have a shoulder that is painful, stiff, and nigh on impossible to move, then chances are you have a frozen shoulder. Sports massages, along with being given the right stretching exercises, are extremely beneficial for treating frozen shoulder pain.
Ensuring you chose the correct type of massage is essential so that you get the most out of your massage. Here’s a breakdown of the difference between a sports massage and a Swedish massage…
Sports massages get mixed reviews, and some of the ‘hype’ may not be true, causing many fears which will stop a person trying to become ‘pain free’ in fear of the ‘unknown’.
Did you know that your body is great at telling you what it needs, you only need to listen. It will even let you know when it needs a massage. Your body will indicate when it is tired, weary and full of tension but it cannot tell you what type of massage would be best.
I am an integrated therapist with many years of experience under my belt. Overtime, I have been asked many weird, wonderful and unusual questions, regarding my line of work and how I feel about certain aspects of it. Some are so commonly asked, that I have been able to recollect them and have put them down on paper for you to read.
You have been out on a run and somehow pulled a calf muscle, tendon or maybe even trapped a nerve but you are literally days away from an event and you need help so that you can still participate in your sports event.