Personal Training & Sports Massage
Sports Massage Therapy
There can be many benefits to having sports massage, in normal everyday life, in training, post event and in recovery. Potential benefits can include:
- Faster recovery from micro damage and trauma in workouts
- Increased flexibility and range of motion
- Relief from fatigue
- Reduced injury healing time
- Improved circulation
- Reduced muscle tension, cramping and inflammation post event
Sports massage can be used to aid recovery from injury or an event or as part of a long term training programme. It is not just for elite athletes but the average club player as well.
Sports massage is a form of massage which focuses on muscle systems used in athletic activities. It can combine Swedish style massage with trigger points compression and electro-neuromuscular techniques to reduce soreness and help enhance power, endurance and flexibility.
Relaxation Massage/Therapeutic Massage/Back Massage/Neck & Shoulder Massage
Massage therapy helps us to relax and can help ease aches and pains. It helps trigger and release of the body’s natural painkillers and gives a general sense of contentment.
A gentle technique that works through the body’s fluid system to activate the circulation of the tissues and stimulate the functioning of the immune and parasympathetic nervous systems. The result of these actions can include reductions in oedemas, detoxification of the body, regeneration of tissue as well as many other benefits.
The proper functioning of the lymphatic system is critical to our body’s ability to operate at peak performance. This system drains fluids, detoxifies and regenerates tissues, filters out toxins and foreign substances and helps us maintain a healthy immune system. If lymph circulation stagnates however, toxins accumulate and compromise cellular functioning, which opens the way to physical ailments.
Techniques are performed with hands and fingers simulating gentle, wave-like movements. They are neither tiring nor straining but light-touch and easy to use. These subtle manual maneuvers activate lymph and interstitial fluid circulation as well as stimulate the functioning of the immune and parasympathetic nervous systems.
It is shown that when these actions are accomplished, the results can be:
- Reduction in odemas (swelling) and lymphodemas of various origins
- Detoxification of the body
- Relief of numerous chronic and sub-acute inflammations, including sinusitis, bronchitis and otitis
- Relief of chronic pain
- Regeneration of tissue, including burns, wounds, stretch marks and wrinkles
- Stimulation of the immune system
- Reduction in the symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia
- Anti spastic actions to relieve conditions such as muscle hypertonus and some forms of constipation
- Deep relaxation to aid insomnia, stress, loss of vitality and loss of memory
- Anti-aging effects
- Alleviation of oediposis and cellulite tissue