Sports Therapy //
Sports Therapy is an aspect of healthcare that is specifically concerned with the prevention of injury and the rehabilitation of the patient back to optimum levels of functional, occupational and sports specific fitness, regardless of age and ability.
It utilises the principles of sport and exercise science incorporating physiological and pathological processes to prepare the participant for training, competition and where applicable, work.
Benefits of Sports Therapy
The following benefits can be experienced through the application of sports and deep tissue massage techniques:
Reduction in muscle tension, muscular pain and discomfort
Increased range of motion, leading to enhanced performance.
Decreased muscle stiffness and soreness after exercise or physical activity
Reduced recovery time post injury
Increased levels of relaxation and reduction in physical and psychological stress levels
Aids sleep quantity and quality.
These benefits are largely the result of an increase in local blood circulation which helps to flush out chemical irritants and waste products which have stored up within the muscle. At the same time, fresh blood flow increases oxygen and nutrient content within the muscle. This in turn can help with muscle repair and leads to a reduction in muscle tension.