The treatment objective of sports massage therapy is to promote the physical, psychological and physiological wellbeing of the patient.
This sounds complex, but actually it is quite simple! Having tightness or pain in a muscle can be frustrating and annoying whether you are an elite athlete or a sedentary desk worker. Massage relieves the muscle tension (physical), reducing the pain and relaxing the muscle (physiological), which in turn creates a positive mental state of mind for the patient (psychological).
Everyone can potentially benefit from sports massage. You don’t have to be an Olympic rower or a Premiership footballer to benefit. Day to day activities can create issues that can be as debilitating or frustrating as a sporting injury.
The list of conditions that can be eased by sports massage therapy is long, but here are a few; rehabilitation from a trauma injury, muscle strains, repetitive strain injury, postural issues, shoulder and neck tension from working conditions, stress, overuse, lower back pain, frozen shoulder and tennis/golfers elbow.
“The treatment objective of sports massage therapy is to promote the physical, psychological and physiological wellbeing of the patient.”