Recuperate and Recover with a Sports Massage in Widnes
A sports massage emphasizes prevention and healing of injuries to the muscles and tendons, while also helping to ease the pain and discomfort of overworked, fatigued muscles. It is a form of deep tissue massage that is intended to realign layers of muscle and the connective tissues that surround the fibres of a muscle.
There are generally three main types of sports massage:
Pre-event massages – Concentrates on the parts of the body that will be involved in exertion and involves stretching and toning.
Post-event massages – Given within an hour or two after the event to break up any knots and normalize the body’s tissues.
Restorative and rehabilitative massages – Usually given over a duration of treatments to help alleviate pain and return the body to full health.
The massage therapist generally concentrates on a specific problem area and employs various massage techniques to help nurse it back to full health. Our sports massages in Widnes use a number of methods to achieve this, such as Trigger Point Therapy, which is a technique that involves applying pressure to points of pain in order to break down knots in the muscles and increase range of motion. Other methods include toning, compression and stretching using anything from fingertips, elbows, knuckles, hands and elbows.
Who can benefit from a massage?
Although sports massage was originally developed to help athletes prepare for big events and recover from them, there is a common misconception that sports massages are strictly for athletes. This is not the case. Sports massages are ideal for anyone concerned about their muscles, whether you’re a sports person, you have a specific injury or you suffer from chronic pain.
Our sports massages in Widnes could also help you identify and correct the movement pattern that might be causing your problem in the first place.