Sport Massage in Henley-on-Thames
Sports Massage Therapy is used to treat injuries and as well as a preventative treatment dealing with the health of muscle and connective tissue, range of movement, tone, symmetry, balance of muscle and quality of posture.
We use manipulation of soft tissue to release tension, reduce pain, restore range of movement and promote good condition. When looking at and treating the injury or symptoms, root causes are also carefully considered and this may lead the treatment into other areas around the body.
If there is pain or discomfort, loss of mobility or restriction of movement, massage therapy can help treat and restore full function. If a sport or training schedule is being followed, regular treatments can enhance performance. Similarly our everyday working lives and lifestyles create the same set of problems and these, in the same way, can also be treated successfully.
Our massage therapists take pride in being at the cutting edge of research into the most effective techniques to help manage the complexities of muscle and fascial conditions. We use a wide variety of soft tissue techniques from TrP’s (Trigger Point Release), myofascial release for flexibility and mobility of connective tissue, broad handed techniques for reducing swelling and inflammation, and cross friction for clearing of adhesions which promotes healing in tendon pathologies. Our massage therapists work closely alongside our other practitioners offering their expertise to create an extremely effective treatment environment.
What is Sports Therapy?
Sports Massage Therapy is an effective way to stretch and release specific localised areas of tissue, in a way that may not be possible with functional exercise. This is done by drawing the tissues apart in all possible directions. This improves the range and freedom of the movement. It can also:-
- Decrease recovery time after injuries
- Increase the healing process of any injured area
- Prevent injuries
- Enhanced performance
- Decreases the time taken to return to fitness after injury
What are the benefits of Sports Massage Therapy?
- Stimulates the blood circulation
- Increases supply of nutrients to the body cells needed for their growth repair and nutrition
- Improves the elimination of waste materials