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What Is Sports Massage?
Traditionally, sports massage was developed to help athletes prepare their body for, or to help it recover from an event. It is a type of deep tissue massage that targets the deepest layers of muscle in order to stimulate blood flow. Sports massage isn’t just for athletes though. It can be beneficial for anyone who partakes in physical activity. If you have any muscular discomfort that affects your enjoyment of your favourite sport or exercise, a sports massage could help.
What is the Difference Between Sports & Deep Tissue Massage?
A sports massage is a type of deep tissue massage, but it’s usually focused on one area that’s associated with a specific sport. This might be to help with an injury or perhaps prepare the body for an upcoming event.
What Are the Benefits of Sports Massage?
There are many benefits you may experience as a result of sports massage. Improved fitness endurance and performance keeps many athletes coming back for sports massages time and again. Sports massage can also increase flexibility and reduce recovery time, making you a more effective sportsperson. Add injury prevention to the list, and you’ll see why sports massage is a must for maintaining top sporting performance.
Does Sports Massage Hurt?
Depending on the reason for your sports massage, you may experience some discomfort during the massage and some soreness afterwards. However, it doesn’t necessarily have to hurt to be effective, and you should immediately mention anything that’s causing you more than just mild discomfort to your therapist.
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Pre and post-event sports massages are usually given on site, so spa-based sports massages are more likely to be rehabilitative. They will help relieve any pain due to sports injury and restore the health of the body so you can return to sport or increase your activity more quickly.
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Your guide to typical Sports Massage prices, to help you decide which denomination of gift voucher to buy.
- 60 min Sports Massage £50
- 90min Sports Massage £90
- Sports Massage + Spa Day £150
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