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Sports Therapy

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What is Sports Therapy?

Sports therapy or Sports massage is a modified version of Remedial Massage that is purposefully tailored towards encouraging the athlete into their optimal state for continued and ongoing athletic performance.
Sports massage is a systematic manipulation of the soft tissues of the body that focuses on muscles relevant to a particular sport. Many different movements and techniques are used in sports massage to try to help the athlete's body achieve maximum performance and physical conditioning with a decreased chance of injury or pain and a quicker recovery.

Regular sports massage has been shown to assist with..
  • Increased flexibility
  • Decreased pain and adhesion breakdown
  • Encourage recovery & fight fatigue
  • Reduce natural tension buildup
  • Relax the body and nervous system
  • Assist with minimising cramping
 
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Sports Therapy

Contraindications

Sports therapy may not be safe for people with

  • Fever: With fever your body is trying to isolate and expel an invader of some kind. Massage increases overall circulation and could therefore work against your body's natural defenses.
  • Open wounds: Any cuts, lacerations or grazes. Obvious really, but it has to be said. You should wait until the scar has properly formed.
  • Muscle Ruptures: In the acute stage these may still be bleeding. Massage will increase bleeding and tissue damage and prolong recovery. After the initial 48 to 72 hours massage may be possible but it will depend on the extent of the injury.
  • Burns, Chilblains and Broken bones: Massaging all of these will hurt and cause more damage.
  • Periostitis: This is inflammation of the sheath that surrounds the bone. Massage directly to the bone may cause irritation.
  • Bursitis: Inflammation to a bursa. A bursa is a small sack of fluid that helps tendons pass over bones at joints. If there is pain, swelling and redness over the skin then massage should be avoided.
  • Myositis ossificans: A bad contusion or muscle rupture may begin to calcify (grow bone). Massage will make the damage worse.
  • Cancer: Cancer can spread through the lymphatic system, and because massage increases lymphatic circulation, it may potentially spread the disease as well. Simple, caring touch is fine, but massage strokes that stimulate circulation are not. Always check with a doctor first.
  • Infections of the skin and soft tissue: Bacterial infections, viral infections and fungal infections can be spread to other areas of the body by the therapist. Pain may also result from the infection, not an injury so massage will not help.
  • Pregnancy: Massage is contraindicated only in the first trimester of pregnancy as the baby is not stable yet and massage can have unexpected effects.
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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What should I expect from a sports injury consultation?

    We will discuss about your sporting history and your injury following to which there will be a physical examination of the injured area including range of movement and strength. A session of hands on treatment and to conclude exercise prescription of remedial exercises along with advice to have follow-up sessions, should you need more.

  • Who would benefit from sports therapy?

    Anyone who has paint that is related to poor muscular/joint movement or strength and specifically competitive and recreational athletes who have noticed persistent niggles that never seem to come right or your physical performance reached a plateau and you feel to have lost power in your serve or stroke or you find yourself considering giving up your sport because you are too sore after competing, perhaps there is underlying physical reason and a sports therapy could help.

  • What should I expect during my first massage therapy visit?

    Your massage therapist may require you to fill out a health history form. Afterward the therapist will begin by asking you general questions to establish what areas you would like worked on, if there are any conditions needing to be addressed, and to determine if massage is appropriate for you. Your massage therapist may perform certain assessments and testing to evaluate your condition and to see if you have any presenting complaints.
    It is important to list all health concerns and medications so the therapist can adapt the session to your specific needs without doing any harm. It is also important to list any allergies so the therapist is aware if he/she needs to use a different oil or lotion during the session.

  • Do I have to be completely undressed?

    You should undress to the level you are comfortable. For a full body massage, most get completely undressed. However, if you will be more comfortable during the session if you leave your underwear on, that's fine. The therapist will work around the clothes you left on as best as he/she can. If removing all your clothes makes you too nervous and unable to relax, then you are not getting the optimal benefit from the session. Regardless you will always be covered with towel and your therapist will work around you. Your massage therapist should give you privacy to undress and get comfortable on the table.

  • How often should I get a massage?

    Some is better than none. What does that mean? Well, it varies from person to person. If you are just looking for some occasional relaxation, then a session every 3-6 weeks may be fine for you. However, if you are looking to address a specific condition, then it is recommended to go more frequently at first and then slowly taper down to a maintenance schedule. Sometimes more frequent 30-minute sessions can be effective until your goals are met and a maintenance schedule is in place.
    Frequency of sessions should be discussed with your massage therapist after your treatment when he/she has a better hands-on understanding of your particular muscular issues.

  • How many sessions will I need?

    Every person is unique and every condition is unique to each person. It may take one session or it may take several. You and your therapist will be able to talk more specifically about this after your first session and he/she has had a chance to evaluate your body's tissues.

  • How long will a massage treatment last?

    The average full-body massage treatment lasts approximately one hour. A half-hour appointment only allows time for a partial massage session, such as neck and shoulders, back or legs and feet. Many people prefer a 60 to 90-minute session for optimal relaxation. Always allow relaxation time prior to and after the session.  

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