Sports Massage - Deep Tissue Massage City of London
Deep Tissue is a term which describes a treatment on the body which goes below superficial connective tissue with the aim of breaking up unusual structural patterns and allows nutrients to flow freely, along with oxygen in the blood.
During a Deep treatment, the therapist will apply a considerable amount of pressure over the affected area, which it can cause some discomfort for a very short period of time, normally 3-10 seconds, depending on the muscle and how tense the area is.
BENEFITS OF DEEP TISSUE
- Reduces pain
- Increases range of motion of limbs by restoring mobility
- Relaxes and sooth muscles
- Breaks up scar tissue due to injury
- helps muscles to stay flexible
WHO MAY BENEFIT FROM DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE
- Athletes (weekend athletes as well)
- Individuals with chronic joint or muscle injuries
- Individuals that perform repetitive work that causes considerable strain on muscles and joints
- Individuals who suffer from stress
Sports Massage is an increasingly popular type of massage.
Athletes, both professional and amateur, as well as individuals benefit from this type of treatment given to its great benefits.
A sports massage on a regular basis can help prevent injuries by improving muscular fitness.
During sports event's periods, participants tend to have regular treatments in order to prevent muscles from getting injured during the competitions and to improve overall muscular performance.
Pre-event Massage is normally given any time prior the competition, ideally between a maximum of 5 days to a minimum of 2 hours before. A pre event prepares the body's muscles to the intensity of the event, it stimulates the muscular system and focuses on the main muscle groups used during the event.
Post-event Massage assists the athlete's muscles during the warming down process, giving the body the ability to come out the fight and flight mode.
The treatment provides a similar effect to a warming down routine session and it is done so by stretching the muscular tissue and removing waste such as lactic acid and dead cells form muscles.
The treatment path
Evaluation (by looking and asking questions)
Palpation (feeling local areas with finger tips)
Cross fibre massage
Along fibre massage
Muscle Energy Technique (MET)
Most common Sports injuries include:
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Runner's Knee (Illio-tibial band syndrome)
Tennis Elbow (Lateral epicondylitis)
Golfers Elbow (Medial epicondylitis)
Torticollis (Neck injury)