Sports Massage, Poole, Dorset

Sports Remedial Massage

What is Sports Massage?

Sports massage was originally developed to help athletes prepare their bodies for optimal performance, recover after a big event, or function well during training. Sports massage emphasizes prevention and healing of injuries to the muscles and tendons. But you don't have to be and athlete to benefit from sports massage. Sports massage is also good for people with injuries, chronic pain or restricted range of motion. The massage therapist generally concentrates on a specific problem area.

Many benefits from sports massage have been reported based on experience and observation. Some of the benefits are to the mind (psychological) and some are to the body (physiological).Possible side effects of sports massage are tenderness or stiffness for 1 to 2 days after the sports massage.

What is Remedial Massage?

Remedial massage treats the whole body, it can be soft or strong, deep tissue or shallow tissue. Based on the fact that soft tissue (muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia) respond to touch. Most pain is myofascial (soft tissue) in origin. Trigger points (sensitive points in muscles, which radiate or refer pain to various parts of the body) can mimic many conditions. Muscles not only move our joints, they stabilise them, and they provide armour for the internal organs, minor problems with these functions cause more pain than most people realise.

Most headaches originate in the muscles of the neck and head. Much of the pain of such conditions as angina comes from the hyper contraction of the chest muscles. Much abdominal and pelvic pain can be caused by trigger points in the abdominal and pelvic muscles. Low back pain and sciatic pain are far more likely to originate in muscles than in vertebral disc problems.

Sports & Remedial Massage Prices

Sports / Remedial/ Deep tissue Massage
Works on pain management, improves flexibility and range of movement.
Can improve rehabilitation post injury and operations. Using MET (Muscle Energy Techniques),
STR (Soft Tissue Technique) and NMT (Neuromuscular Technique) also offering postural and joint assessments.
30min £35.00
45min £40.00
60min £45.00

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Benefits of Sports Massage:

  • Increased blood flow
  • Increased range of motion (ROM)
  • Increased flexibility
  • Increased elimination of exercise waste products (lactic acid)
  • Increased sense of well-being
  • Decreased muscle tension
  • Decreased neurological excitability (nerves more relaxed)
  • Decreased chance of injury
  • Decreased recovery time
  • Decreased muscle spasms

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Natural Body Cafe

T: 01202 683 700
M: 07917 632 290
E: info@naturalbodycafe.co.uk

Address: 22 Market Street, Poole, BH15 1NF
Where To Find Us

Parking: please note there is no parking outside. The nearest car parks are across the main road:
- High Street Shops, Hill Street BH15 1NR (Long stay)
- New Orchard, Hill Street, BH15 1NR (Short stay)
- Alternatively 2 hours free in any A Zone Street parking.

Opening Times:

  • Monday: By appointment only
  • Tuesday: 10am to 5pm
  • Wednesday: 10am to 6pm
  • Thursday: 10am to 9pm
  • Friday: 10am to 5pm
  • Saturday: By appointment only
  • Sunday: Closed

Please note: Some treatments are available from 8am to 9pm.


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