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Sports Massage Therapy
Sports Massage Therapy (otherwise known as Soft Tissue Therapy) is the management, manipulation and rehabilitation of the soft tissues of the body including muscles, tendons and ligaments. Sports massage therapy can be applied to anybody wishing to prevent or recover from a soft tissue injury and is not just for sports people.
The techniques used by sports massage therapists have been developed to ensure effective and efficient results are gained from each treatment given.
Sports Massage Therapy has many physiological and psychological benefits. These include:
Improve blood flow and circulation
- Reduce muscle tension and soreness
- Increase joint flexibility and mobility
Sedate or stimulate nerve endings
Increase or decrease muscle tone
Increase or decrease muscle length
Breakdown scar tissue when required
- Reduce the risk of injury or re-injury
- Assist in the mental preparation for sporting participation
Sports Massage Therapy can also help relieve many occupational and lifestyle problems that are experienced by many people, including repetitive strain injury, sprains, tension, postural dysfunction, stress and fatigue.
The Soft Tissue Therapists at Square One are experts in musculoskeletal injury, pain and dysfunction and have many years of clinical experience. Our therapists will assess, treat and offer rehabilitation advice for all occupational, sport and general injury problems. We work with a great range of clients in assisting with preventive treatment and injury recovery and can offer advice on a range of remedial exercises focused on facilitating recovery and preventing injury re-occurrence.