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Sports Massage

Sports Massage is the management, manipulation and rehabilitation of soft tissues of the body including muscles, ligaments and tendons.

Effects of Massage

Massage prevents deprivation of vital nutrients and energy to the tissue which is important for muscle repair. This is especially important in tight or damaged muscle tissue as a tight muscle will squeeze blood out like a sponge.

Deep massage helps remove waste products such as lactic acid and encourage the muscles to take up oxygen and nutrients which help them recover quicker.

Massage can stretch tissues in ways that are not naturally possible. Bundles of muscle fibers are stretched lengthwise as well as sideways, releasing tension or pressure build up.

Scar tissue is the result of previous injuries or trauma and can affect muscle, tendons and ligaments. This can lead to inflexible tissues that are prone to injury and pain. Massage enables the break down of scar tissue.

Intense training can make tissues hard and inelastic. This is one reason why excessive training may not result in improvements. Massage helps to reverse this by stretching the tissues.

Massage does increase blood flow to tissues, but so does exercise. What massage also does is open or dilate the blood vessels and by stretching them this enables nutrients to pass through more easily.

How can Massage benefit you?

Is sports massage for you?

Sports massage with SNPhysio

Shereena takes great pride when delivering sports massage. Sports Massage is Shereena’s forte as she is highly skilled in this area. She has the ability to establish core problems and find areas of tension unnoticed, that may be the hidden cause of your problem.

Shereena is a great believer in treating muscles when aiming to eliminate pain. Pain tends to create tension which directly affects surrounding muscles. This leads to compensatory movement which results in the development of tension in the over worked areas. Therefore releasing muscle is an integral part of SNPhysio treatments if consented to by you, the patient.


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