- During a training programme
- Muscular tightness
- Acute pain
Pre-event massage includes the application of vigorous and rhythmic massage strokes which can excite muscle fibres and prepare them for physical activity. Pre-event massage can improve tissue flexibility, maximise performance and reduce the risk of injury. Pre-event massage can also allow time for mental preparation prior to activity allowing individuals to “get in the zone”.
Post-event massage includes the application of slow massage strokes used to relax muscles following activity and assist in the removal of waste products and recovery. The cellular effects following sports massage include an increase in blood circulation which can assist in the removal of metabolic waste products from the working muscles. Our Sports Therapists use post-event massage to reduce pain, prevent delayed onset of muscle soreness (DOMS) and relieve muscular tightness.
Our Sports Therapists have extensive experience in providing regular massage treatment to athletes during their progressive training programme. Maintenance massage can be used to reduce the risk of injury and maintain healthy muscles. The application of massage can reduce muscular tension, maintain flexibility and assist in cellular exchange. Cellular exchange refers to the removal of waste products and the deliverance of nutrients to working muscles. An increase in nutrient availability such as oxygen, calcium and iron can improve the health of tissues, tissue repair and can maximise performance.