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Sports massage

Sports massage is a manual therapeutic form of treatment that uses different types of techniques to manipulate and target the deeper structures of soft tissue that are not manipulated in traditional superficial massage.



Sports massage uses a different approach to other types of massage as its sole purpose is to generate through the superficial structures and pin point areas in the deeper structures of musculoskeletal system such as muscles, joints, ligaments and tendons. Contrary to the given name, this manual form of therapy can be of great use not only to professional sports people but also keen gym goers or individuals leading stressful everyday lives.


Who can sports massage help?



Many people assume that the name Sports massage is the name given to this type form of treatment as it was initially used in accordance with vigorous exercise by professional athletes. This is still the case as the benefits of the use of sports massage within the sporting arena are still very much a part of the rehabilitation and preparation of athletes. This however is not the case, sports massage can be used by everybody. It can help aid the body of built up stresses of everyday life whether you are sporting or have a sedentary job and find it hard to de-stress.

The specialists at Liverpool Physio apply a type of massage that will not only stimulate the soft tissues but will leave you with a sense of relaxation within the muscles and a sense of wellbeing.

Sports massage can be used for:- The specialists at Liverpool physiotherapy have extensive experience in performing this form of manual therapy that can aid in the recovery from any form exercise that has left the body feeling strained and putting the body at a disadvantage in performing functional activities throughout the day.


Sports Massage focused on gastrocnemius and soleus musclesAbove: Sports Massage focused on gastrocnemius and soleus muscles



What are the benefits of Sports Massage?



As with all types of massage and manual therapies performed at Liverpool physio there are many benefits.

Sports massage can treat and rehabilitate the soft tissue structures in order for the individual to perform more efficiently in sporting activities, at the gym or with balancing out everyday life.

Sports massage when performed on a regular basis can aid in the recovery process and helps the individual to avoid injury. There are benefits to sports massage being performed before and after exercise as this can have physiological effects within the soft tissues that can increase blood flow, help relax the muscles and facilitate in the muscle healing recovery giving the individual an advantage.


Sports massage focused on latissimus dorsi muscle using percussion techniqueAbove: Sports massage focused on latissimus dorsi muscle using percussion technique





Physical, Physiological and Psychological Benefits:-

How Sports Massage Works



Massage in general works by improving circulation which in turn increases the nutrients within the body's structures. Sports massage adopts a deeper massage which assists in the lymphatic flow throughout of the whole body. The vessels that are targeted by the massage help to increase the flow and to remove the build-up of toxins caused by strenuous exercise or tissue damage, it is then taken to the lymph nodes for removal. This is why a sports massage is an integral part of any sporting person's routine or for anybody seeking rehabilitation from tissue damage. This is why massage is a vital part of any sport persons routine as it allows for a faster recover and allows them to train harder at a later date.

Our therapists have extensive knowledge and experience in the anatomy of the human body and the physiology of massage. They are able to educate their clients or partners by teaching them the techniques that will aid in the recovery process.

The therapists understand the importance of their client's needs to increase or maintain their abilities and work to their full potential in the sporting environment or in everyday life.





Soft Tissue Massage targeting gastrocnemius and soleus musclesAbove: Soft Tissue Massage targeting gastrocnemius and soleus muscles



Summary



The main aims of our therapists are to help increase performance whilst decreasing the chances of injury. The specialists at Liverpool physio use their knowledge and vast experience with anatomy and physiology to perform an in depth and thorough sports massage.

How to book an appointment

To arrange an appointment with one of our specialist massage therapists or to gain some further information regarding sports massage then you can email us at office@liverpoolphysio.co.uk or call 0151 558 0077.

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88 Rodney Street, Liverpool, L1 9AR
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