Massage is recorded as one of the earliest forms of physical therapy and it is known that it was used by very different cultures over 3000 years ago. It is only in the much more recent past since travel and communications have enabled different civilisations to meet that so many forms of massage have been developed.
Massage, applied skillfully, is the most effective therapy for releasing muscle tension and restoring balance to the musculo-skeletal system. Received regularly this may help both athletes and the general public to prevent injuries, which might otherwise be caused by overuse. A constant build up of tension in the muscles from regular activity may lead to stresses on joints, ligaments, tendons, as well as the muscles themselves.
These muscle imbalances may develop and often go undiagnosed until they are serious enough to cause you discomfort or impede performance. The skilled massage therapist will be able to detect variations in the soft tissues and by using the correct techniques, help you maintain a much healthier physical state.
It may therefore be reasonably claimed that one of the greatest benefits of sports massage is in helping prevent injury.
At the Studio we have found that sports massage is as beneficial to the "average" person as it is to athletes.
New: Kinesio Taping to release tight muscles, support healing and reduce swelling. Book as an addition to your massage or as a stand alone treatment.
NEW… from December 2012 Indian Head Massage. This treatment can be either stand alone or combined with sport massage. This can be an extremely effective treatment for neck and shoulder pain especially if the cause is stress related. It also stimulates hair growth and can be offered purely of relaxation.