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Sports Massage, Deep tissue and Swedish Massage and Shiatsu for your wellbeing
Sports/Holistic/Indian Head and Deep Tissue Massage
Sports massage, Deep Tissue massage, Reflexology and Osteopathy in North London.
London sports massage experts specialize in back and shoulder paina
Sports/ Deep tissue massage
" My work experience so far has taught me the importance of listening to clients
Chiropractic and Massage Treatments
Holistic, Sports and Remedial Massage Therapy.
Sports massage, injury treatment and injury management in leeds
Holistic Therapies and Massage for women in North London-N8
Office Retreat provides mobile therapists direct to your office
Mobile Body Therapist
First Relax is Coventry's leading provider of holistic therapies, beauty therapi
5 Minute Angels are leading providers of onsite massage in the UK
Sports/Deep muscle massage in Hertfordshire UK, Home vists available.
Sports Injury and Remedial Massage Therapy
Sports Injury Clinic
Sports Massage & Soft Tissue Injuries
ITEC Sports Massage Courses at one of UK's Top Massage Schools
A site dedicated to information regarding sports injuries and their treatment
Massage and other Complementary treatments
Musculo / Skeletal / Lymphatic Therapy
Sports massage, remedial Massage, Therapeutic Massage, Injury Treatment
Sports Massage service based in Leeds
Medical/Complementary Therapy Clinic of Excellence
Sports massage Deep tissue
sports massage, kinesiology, sports injuries, corporate massage
Provides intensive ITEC training courses
Lee Paines Sports and Remedial Massage Therapist in the Swindon area
Sports Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Hot Stone Massage - Wimpole St, London W1
Sports Therapy/Massage & Medical supplies
Sports & Therapeutic Massage
A Clinic which provides many different complementary health therapies
Sports and Remedial Massage Therapy in London W1 and N1
Wellness Centre in Liverpool Street (London)
Remedial & Sports Massage
relieving the stresses and starins of life in Liverpol, South port and Chester
sports & body therapy
Sports Massage Therapist and Personal Trainer in Nottingham and surrounding area
Sports, Swedish, On-Site Chair, Indian Head Massage & Aromatheray
Recommended by Leeds Rhinos Rugby Team
Sports Therapist providing Injury Treatments and Sports Massage
Physical Therapy and Massage Therapy
Sports massage therapy at affordable prices
Sports Massage in Bournemouth
Sport Massage, Injury Rehabilitation
Remedial massage treatments : Sports, Deep Tissue, Remedial, Therapeutic
NST, Bowen, Sports Therapies, Massage, etc
Deep Tissue Massage which can be combined with stretches, NMT, MET or STR
A wide range of Complementary treatments and training courses
A multi practitioner clinic in Canterbury Kent
Sports Therapy Clinic
Sports and remedial massage
Personal massage and sports therapy.
Sports Therapy Clinic
Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Clinic
Sports and theraputic massage
Sports Massage Therapy & Personal Training in the Leicestershire area.
Holistic Therapy Centre in Cork, Ireland
Complementary therapies including sports massage/injuries, shiatsu in London .....
Sports Massage therapist & Personal Trainer
Complementary Therapy Centre in Blackheath, London
Sports Massage Therapy and Personal Training in Leeds and West Yorkshire
Sports & Remedial Massage Therapist/Tutor & Reiki Master/Teacher
The full range of holistic treatment from acupuncture to Reiki The full range of holistic treatment from acupuncture to Reiki
Excellence in eastern & western complementary medicine & beauty treatments
Myofascial Release (soft tissue muscle - fascia release) for sports injuries
Sports Massage for pre/post event and injuries
Massage therapy in Dublin, Ireland
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Sports massage is based on Swedish massage, a technique that uses the application of pressure to manipulate soft tissue. Swedish massage was developed in the 1700s by Per Henrik Ling, a Swedish physiologist and fencing master, and involves the use of gliding strokes, kneading movements, circular pressure of the hand and fingers, vibratory movements, brisk tapping and bending and stretching.
Sports massage incorporates all of these Swedish massage movements, together with additional intensive techniques that are specifically designed to prevent and treat sports injuries.
How does it work?
Sports massage aims to improve the suppleness and flexibility of muscles and joints, improve blood circulation, speed up the healing of damaged or stressed muscles, tissues and joints, and prevent future muscle and tendon injuries.
A sports massage can be carried out prior to a sports event, when it will stimulate circulation, calm nervous tension and prepare the individual for optimal performance whilst at the same time reducing the risk of injury. It can be carried out after a sports event, when it will relieve soreness and assist with the removal of lactic acid and other waste products. It is often used during training, when the practitioner will focus on speeding up the healing of existing injuries and preventing the development of future injuries.
What does it involve?
The client is usually asked to remove their outer layer of clothing so that the practitioner can work directly onto the skin. The massage is carried out whilst the client is lying on a massage couch or table and, depending on whether it is pre-event, post-event or a training massage, the therapy can take from thirty minutes to two hours.
What is it good for?
Sports massage is good for releasing muscle tension and restoring balance to the musculoskeletal system. It reduces strain and discomfort caused by training or participating in sport, and it encourages the body to heal and repair any injuries sustained.
What are the benefits?
The main benefit of sports massage is that it improves muscle flexibility, blood circulation and reduces swelling, aids the prevention of sports injuries and assists the body with recovery and repair after sports injuries have been sustained.
What are the side effects and when should it be avoided?
Sports massage, although relaxing and soothing, can also be quite vigorous. If the client has muscle soreness the massage may, initially, cause some discomfort. Sports massage should be avoided if you have open wounds, muscle tears, sprained ligaments or burns; varicose veins, phlebitis, thrombosis, cancer, tumours, melanoma or haemophilia. This therapy is also unsuitable for anyone with infectious skin disease such as a fungal infection or herpes. People with diabetes should be aware that sports massage will have the same effects as exercise.
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