|Sports Massage is set of specialised massage techniques for the treatment of muscle, tendon or ligament problems. Anyone, not just athletes, can benefit from sports massage if they have aches and pains caused by over use or incorrect use of muscles - even if not through sporting activities.|
Sports massage can improve the rehabilitation of muscle and soft tissue injuries through improving circulation and muscle flexibility, reduce muscle tension, break down scar tissue and adhesions. When combined with posture analysis, it can help identify potential problems in training methods and lifestyle/working habits thereby helping to avoid injury in the first place.
By using an SMA accredited practitioner, you ensure that you will be receiving an individually tailored, high quality massage. Members of the Sports Massage Association are able to identify anyone for whom sports massage would be ill-advised or detrimental to their short or long-term, well being. They will assess each individual and provide the appropriate massage techniques, and advise on alternative action if required.
I am a Director of the Sports Massage Association and also a Tutor for the BTEC Diploma in Sports and Remedial Massage Therapy at the North London School of Sports Massage and offer tutorials for students in the North London/Hertfordshire area.