Sports massage is a form of massage involving the manipulation of soft tissue. Soft tissue is a term used to refer to connective tissue in the body such as skin, muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia.
Sports massage can be beneficial to anyone who is engaged in regular physical activity, regardless of age, level of fitness or level of competition. And not just athletes, but anyone who is involved in regular physical activity as part of their daily routine.
Sports massage promotes physical, physiological, neurological and psychological changes within the body. Some of these benefits include:
The release of muscle tension and pain
The removal of waste products
Improved posture and flexibility
Prevent injuries and loss of mobility
Break down scar tissue
Increase blood and lymphatic flow
Aid recovery following exercise
Reduce the discomfort of DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness) following exercise
Increase feelings of alertness and well-being
At Back on Track we use the traditional techniques of massge including Effleurage, Petrissage and Tapotment amongst more specialised techniques such as Muscle Energy Technique, Soft Tissue Release, Neuromuscular Technique and Trigger Point Therapy.