Sports Massage Adelaide

Sport Massage Therapy Adelaide

Sports massage therapy is an important massage technique for not only athletic performance but also recovery. It can be utilised to speed up recovery post game or training bouts or used pregame to maximise performance.

What is a Sports Massage?

Our Sports Massage are completely tailored to you therefore It is important that your sports massage therapist gain a good understanding of your training schedule and competition schedule. It is then important to gain an understanding of how your body is coping with the loads that you are putting through by understanding and assessing where you might be getting tight and sore or may be feeling some of those “niggle spots”. By doing this it allows your sports massage therapist to hone in on those muscle groups that have been put under repetitive stress and might be a bit tight and/or fatigued through constant loading and force production and work these areas of the body.

What will you feel during your Sports Massage?

During your sports massage your sports massage therapist will be applying a fair bit of pressure, however, it is important to communicate with your therapist as to your comfort levels. During your sports massage It can be quite common to feel or experience a degree of discomfort. The day after your sports massage you may also experience some slight generalised soreness depending on when the massage is performed and why, ie is this a pre game or competition sports massage or a post training or post competition sports massage, these factors will determine the types of pressure and strokes your sports massage therapist will apply.

When should you have a Sports Massage?

Sports massage is beneficial to you if you are feeling a bit stiff and sore, maybe a bit tender or you lacking mobility. If you have been overworking in the gym or increased your running or activity loads the a sports massage could be perfect for you. It may be your need a loosen up before a big game or are trying hard to stay on top of your recovery process or needs to train and play at an optimal performance level then a regular sports massage might be the thing you need!

A Sports Massage is most optimal during these times

1. Pre-Event Sports Massage

Pre event Sports Massage is designed to stimulate particular areas or muscles that will be working hardest during your sports event or physical activity. This is typically given 15 to 45 minutes before the event to increase blood flow and loosen up those tight limiting spots.

2. Post-Event Sports Massage

Post event sports massage therapy is aimed at beginning and accelerating the recovery process. This aims to normalise the tissue tension two hours after your sports event or physical activity.

3. Recovery or Restoration Massage

Recovery or Restoration Sports Massage Therapy performed on athletes who are training for an event or those looking to improve their current personal bests. Regular sessions received while training will help your recovery between training and events, this is important to allow you to avoid injuries and thus maintain your training regimes and performance.

4. Rehabilitative

Rehabilitation sports massage is utilised to assist in easing the pain caused by an injury as well as normalise the affected tissue.

What are the benefits of a Sports Massage?

Sports massage is beneficial to a wide range of the population. This can range from the avid gym goer or weekend warrior or can be beneficial to people who do heavy consistent workouts at the gym. It is even beneficial to those office job 9-5 employees who are constantly sitting by their desks all day long. Sports massage is not just limited to just athletes!
Sports massage will target some of the surface muscles all the way to the deep muscles, to help realign fibres and connective tissues, and encourage lymphatic stimulation to assist in any swelling.
Regular sessions of sports massage therapy can assist in improving your joints’ mobility and flexibility, this helps in reducing the potential risks of getting injuries during sporting events or high-intensity exercises.

Sports Massage Therapy has a large number of benefits in a number of difference conditions.

  • Chronic muscle pain
  • Sports or athletic training recovery
  • Weightlifting
  • Injury rehabilitation
    • Eg Muslce Tears
    • Post Surgery
    • During Rehabilitation
  • Repetitive strain injuries
  • Osteoarthritis management
  • Postural syndromes or sustained desk work postures
  • Tennis elbow
  • Sciatica
  • Shoulder pain
  • Back Pain
  • Limited mobility in joints
  • Lower back pain
  • Neck Pain and upper trap pain
  • Headaches
  • Hip Pain
  • Lower Leg tightness
  • Calf Tightness
  • Breaking up scar tissue
COVID-19 Update - We Are Open

Our Clinic has been classified as an essential service to the community. We assist by trying to keep people healthy as possible and out of surgeries and decrease hospital admissions. At Inertia Health Group we are working hard to keep our patients and team members as safe as possible.

Due to our strict infection control procedures we have been deemed a low risk clinic- we have all completed the government COVID -19 Infection Control Risk Course and have implemented new waiting room procedures as well as intensified our cleaning procedures completing these regularly through the day. We have also implemented a virtual health service for those who require advice or assistance and cannot attend the clinic.

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