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Deep Soft Tissue Massage Hatfield

Sports Massage is an essential part of any treatment programme. Perfect for managing injuries, pain, muscle tensions and stiffness. Massage can help speed recovery time after injury or overtraining. Sports Massage practitioners are hands-on, highly trained and time served. Massage Patients return year in and year out as treatment is effective and works very well. Some people come back to relax or have a treatment MOT. Others follow a demanding training programme and want to help reduce the risk of injury and improve performance. Sports massage can have some great benefits. Sports Massage starts with a detailed medical history, your old injuries and presenting symptoms are always considered as it helps provide a clearer picture of you.

The Massage Treatment

Sports Massage usually focuses on a specific problem, such as old injuries, chronic muscle pain or a stiff knee or spine. Treatment typically involves a focused and often deeper style of soft tissue massage. Often using both hands or parts of the practitioner’s arm for specific or firmer pressure. A Sports Massage therapist will usually focus on problems, such as a recent injury or muscle pain. Sports Massage also helps relieve day-to-day pain caused by overtraining or physically demanding activities such as rugby. The benefits of Sports Massage aren’t just muscle and pain-related. Sports and Deep tissue massage treatment can lower blood pressure, heart rate and stress hormone. Sports Massage leaves you with a fantastic sense of lightness and freedom of movement, reducing the chance of future injuries.

Sports and deep soft tissue massage benefits:

  • Sports and deep soft tissue massage aids relaxation of superficial and deep muscles.
  • Deep massage helps to relieve emotional and stress held tensions.
  • Sports Massage Improves circulation, relaxes over-trained, stiff muscles.
  • Improves healing by aiding  lymphatic flow (circulation)
  • Deep tissue Massage helps ease muscle tensions developed by long hours at work, in the office and playing sports.

Sports massage can help improve:

  • Sports massage helps improve flexibility by elongating muscle length.
  • Massage helps by releasing stiff shoulder, hip and spinal joints by easing tensions and improving blood flow.
  • After a massage, muscles tend not to be as sore and stiff after intense or repetitive training.
  • Sports massage helps in recovery time by releasing trigger points, adhesions and improving blood flow to the area.
  • Sports massage reduces the anxiety of athletic competition.
Sports Massage at the Hatfield Practice

Sports massage in Hatfield is great for:

  • Muscle pain and stiffness in most of the muscular and bony skeletal system
  • Sports Massage helps with muscle stiffness, strains, sprains and repetitive over-training injuries.
  • Sports Massage will focus on the areas you need treating most.
  • Sports massage is great for tight hamstrings, thigh muscles, low back or shoulders and neck.
  • Deep tissue massage is especially good for trigger points (Sore spots) and muscle tension.

Benefits of Deep Tissue Massage

Commonly known benefits include:

  • Relaxation
  • Improved circulation
  • Relief of muscle tension

Fitness enthusiasts and athletes will find that these forms of deep tissue massage help to improve.

  • Flexibility
  • Muscles tend not to be as sore and stiff.
  • Massage helps in their recovery time.
  • Reduces the anxiety of athletic competition

Conditions which in general respond well to deep tissue techniques are:

  • Muscle pain and stiffness
  • Strains, sprains, repetitive strain injuries
  • Sore spots and muscle tension.
  • Recovery time after training
  • In – resolving muscle stiffness and restrictions

Deep Tissue Massage – Safe and Effective.

Hatfield Deep Tissue Massage is safe and very good at treating minor injuries, tensions and stiff muscles. Bodywork in the form of sports or deep tissue massage will help you to feel amazing, flexible and relaxed. In general other forms of massage such as holistic massage therapy does not always diagnose (although it may help). For injury consultation, diagnosis, and treatments that don’t resolve an Osteopath or Physiotherapist easily could be helpful. It should be noted that massage will help certain injuries to heal by removing inflammation by improving blood flow. If you feel that you need a detailed biomechanical exam and treatment, you should also seek the advice of  Physiotherapy or Osteopath at the Hatfield Practice on 01707 888229. Please call us up we are always happy to help. 

Massage may help speed up recovery time.

When a professional athlete tears a muscle or similar, it makes news. Anyone who plays a sport or is involved with hard physical effort can be injured, and the most vulnerable are children and adolescents, middle-aged athletes and women. More and more sports and fitness enthusiasts include massage as a part of their conditioning programmes. Deep Tissue Massage is not just for the professional athlete or the person who is training for the Olympics. It is for everyone and needs to be looked at as a health benefit and not a luxury. People just like you and I are including deep tissue massage as part of their regular healthy living programmes. Almost anyone can benefit from treatment, athlete or not. Whenever you exercise or exert yourself heavily, small amounts of swelling occur in the muscle because of tiny tears.

Therefore massage, after the event, will help reduce the swelling, loosen tired, stiff muscles, help maintain flexibility, promote circulation and more oxygen to the muscle, and help to remove the waste products of energy generation. The deep neuromuscular massage will help speed up recovery time and alleviate any soreness. Below are descriptions of the more common forms of deep tissue massage. Athletes from most sports use deep tissue massage as part of their training programme before and after a competition and tailored specifically for that person and their sport. In fact, many athletes have attributed Sports Massage as a primary reason for their performances and longevity. For the athlete, massage can help improve performance, increase endurance and help lower fatigue levels. By reducing fatigue, athletes can train better with longer and more effective workouts. When you choose to receive massage between your workouts, there is a high increase in your recovery time.

What our clients say

Always brilliant treatment, whether I’ve needed a muscle massage to relieve tension, or Physiotherapy to relieve aches and pains. The team are so friendly and really know their stuff!

Karen p.
Highly recommend the sports massage with Sam Rushbrooke. I was nervous at my first appointment due to having a bad back, but Sam put me at ease with his professional approach and great understanding. I’m feeling better than I have in months! The clinic is lovely and the reception staff are always helpful and approachable.
Jen G.

Amazing place and highly recommend the sports massage with Sam Rushbrooke. I was nervous at my first appointment due to having a bad back, but Sam put me at ease with his professional approach and great understanding. I’m feeling better than I have in months! The clinic is lovely and the reception staff are always helpful and approachable.


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