March 2020: On the Treatment Table

March 24 2020

How can sports massage help you?

Sports massage or soft tissue therapy is suitable for almost everyone and can have many benefits, helping to improve your quality of life in general as well as in your chosen sport. Sports therapy deals with those nagging aches and pains that plague all of us from time to time. These problems are usually caused by general day to day living, hobbies, work practices and sport and in most cases can be improved very quickly.

Sports massage can help the following:

Assisting sports performance in training, competition and recovery

Post exercise recovery by improving circulation to muscles after training

Improved flexibility through stretching and correcting soft tissue dysfunction

Loosening muscles by stretching and reducing muscle tone

Helping remodel scar tissue after injury

Injury prevention

It is important to remember that any physical activity can cause a soft tissue injury, not just sport! You do not need to only be a sports performer to benefit from a sports massage. The benefits of a sports massage can also help relieve many day to day problems that everyone experiences such as repetitive strain injury, sprains, tension and fatigue. Many sports massage practitioners work with a great range of clients in assisting with preventive treatment and injury recovery.

If you need any further advice on massage treatment or preventative exercise and care then the team at Action Potential will be happy to help.  Our massage therapist Anne Mooney is friendly and has many years of experience providing holistic treatments to a wide variety of clients in the UK and France. You can call us on 0117 961 2060, find us on facebook or email enquiries@actionpotential.org.uk to book. We provide a chiropractic, physiotherapy, sports massage and podiatry treatments and Pilates at Kingswood Health Centre.