How it works
Sports massage involves direct manipulation of soft tissues, inactive muscles, or trigger points in the nervous system.
Qualified massage therapists achieve this with locking or stretching the muscles, kneading of muscles with one’s hands. This is best used together with mobility and recovery training through functional movement.
Physiotherapy combines a combination of manual therapies and prescription of physical exercises to relive tight muscles, loosen stiff joints, decrease pain and improve strength, conditioning and proprioception.
Manual therapies include soft tissue massage, joint mobilisation, acupuncture / dry needling,
cupping and instrument-assisted soft tissue massage (scraping). Taping may be appropriate
depending on the body part and type of injury.
Sports massage, as part of an overall training program, can decrease usual recovery time from Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS). DOMS can arise after heavier than usual or new forms of training. It can help prevent injuries from occurring while increasing endurance and performance.
If you have suffered an injury, sports massage can help speed up the recovery process. Sports massage uses a tailored manipulation of muscles to help release tension, relieve increased muscle tone, aid relaxation, reduce stress, and decrease fatigue.
The goal of Physiotherapy is to help individuals who have suffered an injury or those suffering from ongoing “niggling” issues. These injuries may present in a variety of manners, from acute (recent) to chronic (long-term) pain. Appropriate treatment is provided along with education to decrease your pain, improvement your movement and help you reach your goals quicker.
Physiotherapy speeds up the recovery process by providing releasing tight muscular structures,
improving blood flow and completing targeted and specific strengthening to improve biomechanics, posture and muscle imbalances.