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Posted on 04 May 2018 by Willow Chiropractic
Tags: Exercise, Health, Massage, Sport

Sports massage: not just for professional athletes

Whether you want to improve your game, enjoy greater mobility so you can enjoy your favourite sport, or get relief from a sports-related injury, massage therapy can sure help. But many people are under the impression sport’s massage is strictly for professionals, we’re here to tell you that’s not true.

Ok, we admit; we see a lot of keen sportspeople that are looking for that secret weapon to improve their game. But, we also see people that just simply want to move better or sleep better, ultimately improving their bodies function.

The good news is, there are several positive benefits that can aid in pain relief, performance, recovery and general day to day life tasks.

Glen, massage therapist from our Nailsea clinic says "The positive benefits from massage can vary. Some people come in and say it's improved their sleep, some people mention it's improved their mobility; It can really differ per person but being able to loosen up the body, free it from any interference and ensure it's moving correctly will have massive benefits for the patients"

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Some other great benefits are:

  • Reduced pain
  • Improved posture
  • Increase range of movement
  • Relieved muscular tension
  • Improve overall body performance

When your body is functioning optimally, you can avoid injury and perform at your peak performance. This might be putting out the washing or preparing for an almighty 10k run.

We all know the daily stresses we put our bodies under each day but the majority of us seem to ignore the discomfort and stress by telling ourselves "it's just old age" or "it's completely normal" when in actual fact, pain, discomfort or tension is not normal for a 'normal' functioning body. We consider normal to be someone who is not limited by discomfort, but can do the things they love without the above holding them back.

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If you are an office worker and suffer with regular headaches or pain in your neck, shoulders or back, then sports massage can benefit you just as much as an athlete. No matter whether you're Usain Bolt or Steve from the marketing department, the massage can help relieve strain on your muscles - making day to day life and sporting performance much better.

We all need a little TLC from time to time and regular sports massage is a great way to help with this. It also has the added benefit of meaning that any potential problems will get picked up before they become an issue.

Feeling tight, discomfort, pain or just in desperate need of some TLC? Book your massage today and get that relief you are looking for.

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