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WHAT IS SPORTS MASSAGE?
Sports massage is an effective technique for breaking down scar tissue, helping to relieve muscle and joint soreness and restoring length and balance to muscles. Sports massage is also commonly used to assist in the recovery of muscle strains, joint injuries and postural pains both in the acute and chronic stages of pain.
The function and performance of muscles can be significantly affected when adhesions are present. Although a sports or deep tissue massage can sometimes be painful, the positive effects will often be noticeable immediately after a session.
A course of treatments is normally recommended to completely break down all layers of fibrous adhesion and restore normal pain free joint patterns.
COMMON PROBLEMS WE TREAT WITH SPORTS MASSAGE INCLUDE:
- Aches and pains from sport or exercise
- Muscular tension and stiffness
- Back, neck and shoulder pain
- Postural issues
- liotibial tract pain
- Pre and post event treatments
- Symptoms of stress and anxiety
AS WELL AS THE BASIC TECHNIQUES, THE THERAPISTS AT TOTAL THERAPY ARE SKILLED IN ADVANCED FORMS OF SPORTS AND DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE, WHICH INCLUDE:
- Soft tissue release
- Trigger point therapy
- Myofascial release
Total Therapy (Bournemouth) Sports Massage Therapists
Having qualified in 1999 as a Personal Trainer & Sports Therapist Kev’s career followed his passion in Sports Therapy. Kev started working in semi-professional football with Christchurch FC and then after a season he moved to Bashley FC. In 2003 Kev started working at AFC Bournemouth as Sports Therapist for the under 18’s. Over the following 10 years, Kev developed his skills and knowledge in injury rehabilitation, injury assessment, and injury prevention. Kev’s role also included cover for the reserve team and first team for pitch-side duties. In 2012 Kev moved into workplace massage therapy, further developing his skills in back pain, desk ergonomics and posture. ...Read More