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The Benefits of Sports Massage

The Benefits of Sports Massage

Friday, March 01, 2019

Sports massage is a form of massage involving the manipulation of soft tissue to benefit a person engaged in regular physical activity and, or specific sports. The primary reason for sports massage therapy is usually to support the reduction of tension and stress which accumulates in the body’s soft tissues during training.

However, the kind of issues which a sports massage can also benefit are often caused by day to day events, such as stress and being sat at a computer 8 hours at a time.

Sports massage is designed to assist in correcting problems and imbalances in soft tissue that are caused from repetitive and strenuous physical activity and trauma. When administered before or after exercise a sports massage, can enhance performance, aid recovery and prevent injury.

Common issues that Sports Massage help eleviate:

  • Ligament or tendon sprains/tears
  • Lower back pain
  • Upper back/neck stiffness
  • Tight hamstrings and calves
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Post operative care


The benefits of Sports massage include:

  • Pain Reduction – massage assists in reducing tension and releases the body’s endorphins, influencing our pain reception.
  • Recovery – massage can help improve recovery from trauma, fatigue and overuse.
  • Prevention – massage can assist in the prevention of injury in the long term.
  • Relaxation – massage helps the muscles relax through heat generated, circulation and trigger points to release tension.
  • Flexibility –tight muscles may have improved flexibility following treatment.
  • Health – massage helps maintain and improve the health of the soft tissues due to effects on blood circulation.
  • Invigoration/Increased Energy – massage can leave you feeling invigorated and with more energy. This can be of real benefit before an event or competition.
  • Reduces Anxiety – massage induces relaxation which in turn reduces anxiety.

Sports massage can benefit anyone regardless of whether it’s a sports related injury or neck tension due to a stressful job.



Emily is offering £10 off every massage on Fridays throughout April.

  • Email: emilylaingfitness@gmail.com
  • Phone: 07701302711

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