Sports Massage at Vale Therapies…

Sports Massage is a misleading name for this type of therapy. You don’t have to be a top sports performer to benefit from Sports Massage. It can help relieve tension and pain caused by everyday activities like housework, decoratingor gardening. Muscular imbalances can occur as a result of repetitive strain injury, poor posture at work or emotional stress. You may be an amateur sports player who would like quicker recovery time or relief from muscle tension and pain after training or matches. Techniques used by Sports Massage therapists have been developed to get results from each treatment.

Sports Massage benefits include:
    • Improved range of motion
    • Breakdown of scar tissue and adhesions
    • Relief from pain and muscular tension
    • Improved circulation and lymphatic flow
    • Improved posture and function
    • Better flexibility in taut, tense muscles
    • Faster recovery time from sporting activities
Sports Massage: Your treatment. Expect:
    • An initial consultation, in which I will take a medical history and agree treatment objectives
    • Measurement of range of motion and postural assessment
    • Treatment that targets specific muscles or muscle groups
    • Techniques used may be trigger pointing, myofascial release, stretching, deep tissue massage
    • Me asking for feedback on pressure I am using, so that the massage is not uncomfortable or too painful
    • Aftercare advice including specific stretches for you
    • Sports massage can be very relaxing, but it is not a spa-style massage, it works to address specific muscular issues