Sports Massage

Sports Massage is great if you are aching somewhere in your body. Pain conditions regularly treated by Morag include neck and shoulder ache as well as mid to lower back ache. Sporting injuries are also taken care of with this type of massage. However check out the postural re-alignment and Myofascial Release pages too – Morag usually uses a combination of techniques to get you better.

What is Sports Massage?

SM1 croppedSports Massage is one of the most effective bodywork therapies for releasing muscle tension and restoring balance to the musculo-skeletal system. A constant build up of tension in the muscles from regular activity may lead to stresses on the joints, ligaments, tendons as well as the muscles themselves.

This build up of tension can come from overuse in playing sport, working out or indeed from postural muscle imbalances from desk-based jobs. Therefore sports massage is not necessarily reserved only for the active sports person.

Minor everyday injuries are common but are becoming less adequately dealt with by conventional methods. These injuries can be extremely painful and may seriously affect a person’s occupation, sport or quality of life. Massage can treat many minor problems quickly and effectively and in a complementary role with other therapies (e.g. Myofascial Release, Spinal Touch, Osteopathy), can greatly speed recovery.

What can I expect from a Sports Massage?

Sports massage is usually very specific and mainly focuses on the area of the body requiring attention. For example, if you experience tight, tense and achey shoulders, Morag will focus her attention on your shoulders and possibly areas of your back and neck/chest. It is a very deep massage and some of the techniques may feel a little uncomfortable from time to time and you may experience a little discomfort afterwards until your muscles have settled from the treatment .

fist massageOn your first visit, you will have a consultation with Morag. This is designed to find out more about you, your lifestyle and any current problems that are affecting you either in sport or everyday life. The consultation is designed in order to help Morag devise an appropriate course of treatments for you which will be explained.

You will be required to undress down to underwear for the treatment, however Morag will cover you with towels both to keep you warm and to preserve your modesty.

Who can benefit from Sports Massage?

Anyone with aches and pains, muscle tension, postural problems as well as sports injuries and sports maintenance massage.

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