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Benefits of sports massage therapy | Prestbury, Cheshire

Sports massage therapy can be approached from different angles. Generally it is used for sports people or people who exercise regularly. Pre and post game massage therapy will be lighter and more of a warm up. When treating an injury the massage therapy techniques will be the same as Remedial massage therapy. Sports massage therapy can help you become less prone to injury by making muscles healthy and supple. Recovery time can also be improved so you don't spend days after your training in pain. Clients often ask what the difference is between sports massage and remedial massage therapies and the short answer is generally none. It really depends on the practitioner's knowledge of sports and exercise.

Sports massage therapy is designed to prepare the athlete for their best performance, reduce fatigue, and relieve muscle swelling and tension. During physical activity — especially strenuous —muscle tension builds up in the body’s soft tissues. Due to overextension or overuse, minor injuries and lesions occur in these tissues that can cause a great deal of pain and poor athletic performance. Sports massage therapy helps alleviate pain and prevent such injuries that greatly affect flexibility, mobility, response time, and overall performance in athletic events.

Click on the image to view some common runner's complaints

Runners Knee

Runners Knee

Weak quads aren’t able to support the patella, leading it to track out of alignment, and inflexible hamstrings can put pressure on the knee. If you want to treat and avoid another bout with runner’s knee, add strengthening and stretching to your routine.

Lower Back

Lower Back

Pain in the lower back (lumbago) is particularly common, although it can be felt anywhere along the spine – from the neck down to the hips. In most cases the pain isn’t caused by anything serious and will usually get better over time

Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is caused by straining the ligament that supports your arch. Repeated strain can cause tiny tears in the ligament. These can lead to pain and swelling

  • Runners Knee

    Runners Knee

    Weak quads aren’t able to support the patella, leading it to track out of alignment, and inflexible hamstrings can put pressure on the knee. If you want to treat and avoid another bout with runner’s knee, add strengthening and stretching to your routine.

  • Lower Back

    Lower Back

    Pain in the lower back (lumbago) is particularly common, although it can be felt anywhere along the spine – from the neck down to the hips. In most cases the pain isn’t caused by anything serious and will usually get better over time

  • Plantar Fasciitis

    Plantar Fasciitis

    Plantar fasciitis is caused by straining the ligament that supports your arch. Repeated strain can cause tiny tears in the ligament. These can lead to pain and swelling

    Physical Benefits of Sports Massage

    • Greater overall flexibility
    • Improved micro blood flow
    • Increased tissues permeability
    • Boosts the the circulation of blood
    • Break down scar tissue 
    • Stimulates relaxation

    Psychological Benefits of Sports Massage

    • Improved relaxation
    • Minimal muscle tension
    • Higher range of movement
    • Pain reduction
    • Better recovery by raising blood circulation to the affected spot
    • Mitochondrial development, which is the power station for muscle

    I just wanted to say a massive thank you for all you have done for me this year and being such a great running coach. I approached Jasyn after I saw him appearing/coaching on a channel 4 documentary and would like to thank Jasyn for all the effort he has put into designing my running program, from my strength work to my flexibility exercises. 

    Craig M., London

    Benefits of holistic massage | Prestbury, Cheshire

    Holistic massage treats the body as a ‘whole’. It goes beyond the superficial aches and pains treated by sports massage and considers how you are feeling emotionally and energetically. As such, it is suitable for anyone in need of relaxation or a psychological boost, not just runners or those participating in sport. 

    Daily life impacts on our body in many ways. We can easily become stressed, tired, anxious and often don’t make the time to reflect on the causes of our heightened stress, or how to alleviate them. Holistic massage works by improving circulation, eliminating toxins and releasing muscular tension to boost the immune system.

    It calms the mind and reduces the effects of physical and emotional stress on the body. It also improves the quality of your sleep and encourages more relaxed breathing, leading to a general improvement in your mental and physical health. 

    Each session is tailored to your needs and based on a full understanding of your muscular-skeletal structure as well as your lymphatic, circulatory and respiratory systems. At your first consultation, I will learn more about your medical history and establish what you want to achieve from the therapy. I will then create a unique massage to suit your needs. 

    Physical benefits of holistic massage

    • Relieves sore muscles
    • Lowers blood pressure
    • Improves condition of the skin
    • Reduces inflammation
    • Increases flexibility and mobility
    • Boosts the immune system

    Psychological benefits of holistic massage

    • Reduces stress and anxiety
    • Increases energy levels
    • Promotes general relaxation
    • Improves sleep patterns
    • Reduces physical and mental fatigue
    • Improves sense of well being

    Prices

    Holistic Massage

    30 min - £30
    60 min - £40
    (+£15 for call out visit)

    Sports Massage

    30 min - £30
    60 min - £45
    90 min - £70
    (+£15 for call out visit)
     

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