What is it – Sports Massage is the use of massage for the the treatment and prevention of sports injuries. It can be used as part of a training programme to help prevent injury, as part of a rehabilitation programme to treat injury, as part of a warm up for an event and as part of the wind down after the event.
What are the benefits – It helps improve the flexibility and suppleness of muscles and joints. It improves lymph and blood circulation. It speeds up the healing of damaged or overworked tissue and muscles. It can also help to increase fitness capabilities and performance potential. Sports massage can help break up adhesions that can develop between the fascia of different muscles.
Is it suitable for all – Sports massage can be quite painful so for anyone looking for a more relaxing treatment, this is not a good option! Clients are advised to contact Emer directly if they are any way unsure of their suitability.