Specific massage for prevention and treatment of injuries
Sports massage is a form of bodywork that specializes in the prevention and treatment of injuries through the assessment and manipulation of the soft tissues of the body including muscles, tendons and ligaments. It helps to maintain and/or restore balance to the muscular skeletal system, promotes relaxation, stimulates circulation, and produces a therapeutic effect on all the body systems.
Who it is for
Despite the name, this massage is not only for those engaged in athletic pursuits. Sports Massage can benefit many, including people in physically demanding jobs, people who carry out repetitive movements and those suffering from stress – be it occupational, emotional or postural. It is also useful in treating minor injuries to the muscular skeletal system, and can assist in recovering from old injuries.
A Sports Massage treatment is usually very specific and will focus on the area of the body that requires the attention, as in the muscles relevant to the athletic activity, specific areas of tightness and pain or area relating to injury. The therapist will also try to understand how any problems came about and what measures can be taken to avoid them in the future.
Some massage techniques used during a sports massage may be mildly uncomfortable during or after treatment depending on the degree of strain or injury. However constant verbal feedback is used to assess the correct threshold suitable for each individual
For the Athlete
Whether sports/exercise is at a social or competitive level, Sports Massage can assist you in training and performing at a high level while reducing the risk of injury. It alleviates stress and tension that can build up in the body's soft tissue during physical activity and speeds up recovery from heavy workouts.
Regular Sports Massage increases body awareness and can help in assessing the effect of your training program. This assists you in staying in top physical and psychological condition, enabling you to expand on your training and extend the amount of years you can participate in your sport.
|"I highly recommend Zanna as a massage therapist and have no hesitation in referring friends and patients of mine to her."
Dr S. Harper – Osteopath, Naturopathic physician, MRN and Acupuncturist
|"Very effective, pinpointed the site of the injury and released the tension, I now have full range of motion in my shoulder for the first time in two years."
Hayat El Hamri