WHAT IS SPORTS MASSAGE
Sports massage is a deep form of massage that seeks out the tight or fibrous areas of soft tissues such as muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia; and by releasing tension and reducing adhesions can help those tissues to perform better.
Sports massage is not just for those involved in sport. The name covers a type of massage that evolved because of the need for a deeper, more focussed treatment to aid the rapid recovery from injury that is demanded by sports people. It is just as applicable to the treatment of aches and pains acquired through long hours in front of a computer, or through gardening.
It can be more uncomfortable as a treatment than the gentler Therapeutic or Swedish massage, but should never cause distress. The patient will be asked for feedback so that the treatment can be modified, either through depth or technique, to provide the most effective treatment for that patient at that time.
Remedial massage is Sports massage with more knowledge of why a particular treatment is needed and with more techniques available to achieve the desired result.
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