Sports Injury Massage

The ancient Greeks respected the benefits of massage very highly and techniques were developed to help athletes keep their bodies in the best condition for competitions.

The Romans were also keen on massage, having any stiff muscles massaged with warm vegetable oil. Then a full body massage to awaken nerves, stimulate circulation and free the action of their joints. Finally their entire body was massaged with very fine oil to keep their skin elastic and supple.

Have you ever thought of having Complimentary Therapy to speed up the healing process of sports injuries? By using Aromatherapy Oils, Massage and Reflexology you promote self healing and speed up your injury time.

In the last two years I have had experience and great success in treating sports injuries, from Swimmers, Football/Rugby Players etc. Treating groin strains, shin splints, achilles tendon, torn ligaments, tennis elbow etc. Treating Hannah Short who plays football for England U18's and Arsenal Reserves and her sister Connie Short who was invited to several England camps at U16.

Massage is the most effective therapy for releasing muscle tension and restoring balance to the musculo-skeletal system. Received regularly this may help athletes prevent injuries, which might otherwise be caused by overuse. A constant build-up of tension in the muscles from regular activity may lead to stresses on joints, ligaments, tendons, as well as the muscles themselves. The skilled massage therapist will be able to detect variations in the soft tissues and by using the correct techniques, help the sports person maintain a much healthier physical state.

Today, massage is a multidimensional skill encompassing a wide variety of ever evolving techniques, many of which have their roots in the Swedish system. The general public is now very aware of the value of massage in combating the stresses and tensions of modern living. Athletes, sports people and dancers include massage in their training schedules to aid recovery and to prevent or treat soft tissue injuries.

Swedish massage techniques increase blood and lymphatic circulation. Helps elimination of waste products from deep muscular tissues with particular attention being paid to areas of tension.

If you are injured, or in pain, massage, aromatherapy oils and reflexology can allow you to recover faster. (also after exercise) This may improve your performance, prevent injury or speed up your recovery from injury, and may avert any reoccurrence.