It is time to abandon the idea that massages are an indulgence and start to consider it as a strategy.

Is it right for you?

I’m not broken!

That’s great news. We hope you stay that way, but as your body is pushed it will meet fatigue at some point and it is then that injuries can occur.

Massage therapy is not only there to mend damage but also to prevent harm and aid training

What is Sports Massage?

Sports massage, also known as deep soft tissue massage or remedial massage is a deep and firm massage. As well as sports massage other techniques such as soft tissue release and trigger point release maybe used by our highly qualified and experienced massage therapists.

Each treatment will be tailored to suit your needs and ensure effective results are gained from every session.

Our patients look forward to their regular sports massage sessions, we are happy to work on whichever area needs to be released, one session it maybe lower back tension another maybe to release a muscle imbalance problem around their knee.

What are the benefits for runners having regular sports massage?

During a massage your muscles tissues will be lengthened and stretched considerably more deeply than by conventional methods, relieving internal strains or tension.

How can sports massage help?

Sports massage prepares your body for running by:

  • Stimulating the flow of blood and nutrients to your working muscles, this in turn reduces the risk of injury and repairs wounded areas.
  • Creating a state of readiness in your muscles and tissues.
  • Helping your muscles to relax which then increases joint mobility and range of motion
  • Enabling you to focus on your event or performance because your muscles are relaxed.
  • Improving circulation and reducing muscle tightness
  • Reducing muscle fatigue and soreness
  • Reducing swelling and promote faster healing
  • Deconstructing scar tissue, making the tissue more pliable and flexible

When is the right time to have sports massage therapy?

  • After a significant event, like a marathon, the rehabilitation process can benefit from sports massage. It can used immediately or a day or two later and when given frequently, the maximum benefits are achievable.
  • The day before a primary race, avoid getting a deep massage. You could become drained and lethargic as a result of this. Muscle discomfort could occasionally occur and affect your performance.
  • As a form of maintenance and pre-hab we would encourage a minimum of a monthly massage, depending on the frequency and distance you run.

By setting realistic fitness goals using the SMART framework, you’ll be more likely to achieve success and maintain a healthy and active lifestyle.

Remember, nothing happens over night and you may hit some bumps en-route. Setting achievable goals can help you stay motivated and on track.

Stay Positive – YOU can do this!

Helping you live your healthiest and happiest life. Revival Health & Wellbeing Centre offers a variety of treatments, clinics, counselling and holistic therapies from our specialist team of practitioners.

Please contact us on 01386 792 126 to discuss your consultation.