Sports Massage can often be described as a treatment involving the manipulation of soft tissue to benefit a person who engages in a regular physical activity.
You do not need to be a sportsperson to gain from its many key benefits.
Treatments target muscle release and will help improve flexibility, reduce pain and increase your range of motion.
It is designed to assist in treating imbalances and problematic areas in the soft tissue. These are caused by repetitive and strenuous activity, factors that affect everyone in their daily life, not just athletes!
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Is it painful?
Pain is very unique to the individual. There is a thin line between pain and discomfort, the important thing to remember that it is your body, your money, and your time. It appears to be a common belief that treatment needs to be painful in order to feel the benefits. In truth, if a therapist knows about muscles and it is muscle specific, the treatment doesn’t need to exert painful pressure for the treatment to be effective.
Treatments do not need to cause bruising – your therapist will take a full history to identify anything that may cause you to bruise. You may feel bruised afterwards but without any physical signs.
- Tension headaches and migraines
- Neck and shoulder tension
- Back pain
- Rotator cuff injuries
- Repetitive strain injury (RSI)/Tendonitis
- Frozen shoulder
- Elbow tendon injuries
- Hip and lower back pain
- Chronic tension
- Piriformis syndrome
- Groin strain
- Iliotibial band (ITB) syndrome
- Hamstring injuries
- Knee pain/runners knee
- Patellofemoral pain syndrome
- Shin splints
- Calf injuries
- Plantar fasciitis
Our Truro Clinic has the added bonus of an onsite Sports Therapist. Read more above Sports Therapy here.