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Deep Tissue/Sports Massage
Sports, or deep tissue massage is individually tailored application of soft tissue massage and stretching techniques applied to muscle and soft tissues of the body to treat the stress, tension and fatigue that occurs through occupational, recreational or sporting activity.
Over time, through the body’s natural adaption to movement, the soft tissues of the body can become fibrous and ‘stuck’ to each other. This can mean that individual muscles can no longer perform their highly specialised function and may feel stiff and tight. The various techniques deployed in deep tissue massage can help break down these ‘stuck’ areas, making the muscles move more efficiently and feel much more fluid and easy to move.
It is tempting to think that sports massage is only for people who play sports, and although many people who play sport get regular deep tissue massage the body’s soft tissues can become stiff and tight simply through repetitive daily activities such as prolonged computer use, driving or standing at work.
We believe that there is a difference between hard and deep massage, we will certainly work to the depth necessary to get results but always keep your comfort as our focus. Our sports massage is delivered by Sheena Harper, her excellent knowledge of anatomy and biomechanics, coupled with over 12 years experience mean that her treatments really get to the area that is giving you trouble.
Sports massage increases range of movement, increases flexibility and relieves muscle soreness and tension. It assists in injury prevention and promotes faster recovery from training, competition and injury.
The top reasons that people seek out our expert deep tissue massages are;
- Tight and stiff shoulders and neck
- Stiff low back
- Sore calves from over training
- Tight hips and hamstrings
If you are feeling the effects of a heavy physical training schedule or feeling "knotted up" with stress then a deep tissue massage will help you feel more energised and like your old self.
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