Massage is a natural therapy. It was the principal method of treating most muscular, skeletal conditions for many thousands of years. Today massage still has a large part to play alongside modern medicine and has many benefits, both physical and psychological.
Circulation: By improving the flow of blood, the body’s waste products are carried away. Fresh oxygenated blood brings nutrients to the tissues, promoting healing.
The pressure of massage assists the flow of the lymphatic system to remove accumulated waste such as swelling.
Nervous system : Massage has a sedative effect on the nervous system and promotes the feeling of relaxation.
Muscles: Deep massage improves the circulation to muscle tissue, so aiding the removal of waste products. Fresh blood provides nutrients to restore the tissues to itheir natural state, reducing aches, pains, stiffness and fatigue.
Skin: Massage acts as an exfoliant and has a profound effect skin tone and texture.
In all types of massage, the therapist has specific aims in mind, and in sports massage we focus on the individual needs of the athlete. Sports massage aids recovery and enhances performance.
- Pre-performance sports massage – let’s get you ready for that event
- Post-performance sports massage – let us help you recover during that well-earned rest period
Meet Robert Barrett, our Sports Masseur
Our massage therapist is Robert Barrett, a highly experienced sports masseur with the following qualifications:
- ITEC Diploma in Anatomy, Physiology and Massage April 2003
- ITEC Diploma in Sports Massage Level 3 May 2004
Robert is a keen sportsman and as a result has endured his fair share of minor injuries and therefore fully understands the needs of an athlete. As a highly experienced massage therapist Robert appeciates the benefits of working alongside a senior physiotherapist.
Come and take advantage of the many benefits of massage. Give us a call to book an appointment.