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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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