Sports Massage Therapy
A sports massage therapist should hold a Diploma of Sports Massage Therapy. Sports massage has been around for less than 20 years. It became the upgraded version of remedial massage in the late 1990’s - “a therapeutic treatment for the athletics industry” and how relevant and well timed it was.
Raising the Bar
The health and fitness boom exploded and shows no signs of slowing down with gyms and studios opening up on every street. As the health conscious become more educated about their anatomy and physiology they appreciate what it takes to keep their muscles, soft tissues, joints and bones all working to full expectancy and of course injury free. However, raising the bar of performance causes added strain on the body and sometimes does result in an injury or general fatigue.
Common gym/sports injuries can be treated by an experienced Sports Massage Therapist. Treatment will include mostly massage, trigger point therapy and stretching techniques if appropriate. The therapist will also be qualified to advise on simple home exercises to aid recovery.
Injury preventative measures will be discussed with information regarding the frequency of visits that are required for upkeep. At Integrated Body Therapies we see more clients for sports related conditions than for any other complaints. We are here to help you stay healthy and injury free whilst you continue enjoying your sports and fitness programs.