SPORTS MASSAGE TO ALLEVIATE PAIN AND TENSION
Sports massage is a type of massage that can alleviate pain and tension occurring in certain areas of the body. These symptoms can be as a result of too much physical activity or often as a result of increased stress in daily life. This type of massage was originally developed to help athletes as a way to prevent and relieve injuries. Both athletes and non-athletes can achieve physiological and psychological benefits from receiving sports massage. At Somerton Physiotherapy Clinic we use a variety of different massage techniques to restore normal muscle function as well as relieve pain.
Massage is an effective treatment for easing stiffness, tension or knots in the neck, shoulder, lower back and leg muscles. For athletes it can be beneficial pre or post any sporting event.
Treatment is not a painful or uncomfortable technique. Prior to your massage your physiotherapist will discuss your preferred depth of massage. After your treatment your physiotherapist will prescribe a home exercise programme to help maintain or improve the increase in flexibility the sports massage will achieve.