Sports massage is an invaluable tool possessed by our clinicians here at Northern Spinal. You may be wondering what the difference between a regular and sports massage would be.
Sports massages are conducted by qualified allied health clinicians with experience in managing recreational and elite athletes. Sports massage can provide you with a superior method to help prepare for sporting events, recovery after these events and maintenance throughout a performing season.
Sports massage can help maintain the body in generally better condition, prevent injuries and loss of mobility, cure and restore mobility to injured muscle tissue, boost performance and extend the overall life of your sporting career.
Sports Massage: The Physical effects & Benefits
The benefits of this type of massage include enhanced performance and improved recovery following sporting events such as training, competition whether that be recreational or elite.
There have been significant improvements in blood flow to affected areas following delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) after exercise. Along with a targeted rehabilitation exercise program it can be useful to assist with strength, range of movement and flexibility of specific muscle groups.
Sports massage has a role in injury management at various stages following the acute phase (2-3 days) to enhance recovery periods and psychological state. It has a holistic role to enhance function and performance in recreational and elite athletes.
Our clinicians at northern spinal have experience with local and elite sporting clubs. They have and abundance of techniques and skills to bring to the table and provide a great clinically and patient-centred approach to the sports massage.
Not one modality or massage technique can be used to fit-all and our practitioners will use their clinical judgement to tailor the sports massage based on history, stage of injury, pre/post competition or management throughout a season.
If you are interested get in contact with the clinic on 9470 1010 and our lovely reception staff will organize the sports massage for you and help you on the path to enhanced management.
If you have any questions in regards to your condition, do not hesitate to call our team to arrange an appointment.
For more information on how our team can help you, or to book an appointment contact us on (03) 9470 1010.