Sport Massage Therapy
'You can't go through life without acquiring a little bit of scar tissue, it makes us who we are. But what makes a difference is what you do with those scars as we move through life'
It has always been in our mission at Gracefulbow Wellbeing over the years to help you live a fruitful and balanced life. Stephanie also offers Sports Massage as part of your wellbeing programme.
Sports Massage is a form of massage involving the manipulation of soft tissue to benefit a person engaged in regular physical activity. This physical activity does not just have to be a sport it can be an active life style of working, going to regular fitness classes just day to day living can become a sport in its self. Naturally our everyday life style especially the fast pace that we live at in today's modern world creates imbalances, aches and pains and soft tissue disfunction.
What is soft tissue I hear you ask? Soft tissue is connective tissue that has not hardened into bone and cartilage and includes skin, muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia ( a form of connective tissue). Sports massage is designed in assisting with problems and imbalances in soft tissue that are caused from repetitive and strenuous physical activity and trauma. The application of sports massage, prior to and after exercise, may enhance performance, aid recovery and prevent injury. The healing aspect is not just the scientific effects of speeding up the repair process, restoring mobility but also helping the athlete relax mentally promoting a positive effect on their confidence and their preparation for competitions. The added relaxed state and sense of well being can also reduce tension and anxiety,
Here are some of the benefits of Sports Massage after exercise: the release of muscle tension and pain, improved drainage of waste products such as acetic acid and carbon dioxide, reduced discomfort from DOMS as a result of vigorous exercise, improved posture and flexibility.
Each session is 90mins, the treatment will start wth a postural assessment and will be re-assessed at the end of the treatment.
If you would like to book a Sports Massage with Stephanie do contact direct via the contact page.