Sports Massage

Introduction
Standard Massage Techniques
Deep Tissue Massage/Remedial Massage
Sports Massage
Trigger Point Therapy
Active Release Technique (ART)
Myofascial Release
Positional Release (Strain Counterstrain)
Visceral Manipulation

Sports massage is a form of physical therapy that athletes use to prevent and/or heal injuries to the muscles and tendons. This type of massage is particularly effective as it enables the body to function optimally whilst training.

We combine sports massage with chiropractic adjustment at our clinics in Chester and St Asaph. Patients who have experienced chiropractic manipulation often observe more relaxed muscles once restrictions in the joints have been released. This combination of joint adjustment and sports massage can help sports injuries improve and heal much quicker.

Why is Sports Massage Necessary for Athletes?

Sports massage helps athletes to release tension and ease stress which can build up in the body after any vigorous physical activity. Athletes in particular are prone to muscle overuse as they are constantly increasing their level of training. In addition they are always looking to improve their performance by enhancing their skills such as speed, stamina, strength, and flexibility. However, overuse of the muscles in this manner may cause imbalances to the soft tissues. Furthermore, this creates numerous problems which will worsen if not treated immediately thereby affecting the athlete’s activity and performance.  Muscle overuse can also result in more serious conditions and may put an athlete at risk of more traumatic injuries.  

As the number of people who engage in sports activities grows, the demand for sports massage has greatly increased. It is now recognised as a necessity for athletes, beneficial for their performance and recovery. There are different types of massage, depending on the needs of an athlete and the intensity of their activity. At Back Doctor Chiropractic, we focus on the specific concerns of the athlete.

sports massage

Every sport uses muscle groups differently; it is important that your chiropractor has a thorough understanding and knowledge on the muscular system and skeletal system. By having an understanding of these, it is easier to determine the massage technique the athlete requires. The massage therapy should focus on the part of the body that has been overused due to repetitive movements.

What are Benefits of Sports Massage?

Regular activity can cause tension build-up in the muscles that can result in stresses on the joints, ligaments, and tendons. Sports massage is used to release muscle tension and restore balance to the musculoskeletal system. It can help prevent injuries caused by overuse and overexertion, if received regularly.

Sports massage is beneficial to everyone, from professional athletes to regular joggers. It can help heal strained muscles and help improve endurance and performance.

Often muscle imbalances develop though still go un-diagnosed bu which time they may have worsened and causing great discomfort to the athlete. Your chiropractor should be able to determine the problem in the soft tissues. Using the correct massage technique, the athlete can improve and maintain a healthier and better physical condition.

Sports massage can be used for pre-event preparation to enhance an athlete’s performance, and also to reduce fatigue and help relieve pain after a sports event.

 

Introduction
Standard Massage Techniques
Deep Tissue Massage/Remedial Massage
Sports Massage
Trigger Point Therapy
Active Release Technique (ART)
Myofascial Release
Positional Release (Strain Counterstrain)
Visceral Manipulation

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