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Sports Massage  Southend-on-Sea, Essex

Sports Massage

Backworks offering sports massage from Southend-on-Sea, Essex. Our targeted approach to sports massage can relieve muscle tension, improve flexibility, and reduce the risk of injury, supporting both your training goals and overall well-being. Learn more about the benefits and how we can help you maintain peak physical condition.

Sports Massage Southend-on-Sea, Essex

Unlocking the Benefits of Sports Massage

For those that have never had a sports massage before you may have some questions about what it is, why and when you could need it, and what the benefits are. Sports massage has many benefits. Some people may be put off by the term sports massage as they think they need to be a professional athlete to benefit, or they may be worried that they don’t have the pain threshold to deal with it.

Sports massage is typically understood as a “deep tissue massage” and through this it seeks to gain the most benefits, in terms of reducing muscle tension, improving flexibility, promoting repair within the body and, particularly for athletes, allowing for greater quantity and quality of training with less chance of injury.

For most people it is through poor posture, overuse, or the stresses and strains of everyday life, that muscles can become overworked, causing aches and pains. Sports massage aims to release tight muscles and relieve these symptoms. One of the scientific principles behind the benefit of massage is that techniques used help to stimulate the circulation of blood in the muscles, helping to remove waste substances and promote tissue repair.

Sports Massage Southend-on-Sea, Essex

The Sports Massage Therapists at Backworks

At Backworks we see sports massage as an independent therapy, as well as very complementary to chiropractic treatment. However, this doesn’t have to be a painful experience as our massage therapists work within your comfort zones and are trained in other remedial massage techniques which gives them a greater scope of practice.

The training our sports massage therapists in Southend-on-Sea have completed allows them to identify problems within the muscles related to pain or general stress. This training utilises appropriate techniques, enabling them to provide you with beneficial advice, such as specific stretches. Our sports massage therapists aim to work closely with our chiropractors, providing you with the best-coordinated healthcare and wellness regime.

Sports Massage Southend-on-Sea, Essex

The Benefits of a Sports Massage:

Sports massage offers a range of benefits for athletes and individuals engaged in physical activities. Some key advantages of getting a sports massage include:

Faster Healing

Sports massage may help speed up the healing process for minor injuries, as it can stimulate the body’s natural healing mechanisms.

Regular sports massages can identify and address tight or imbalanced muscle groups that are more susceptible to injury. By releasing tension and improving muscle balance, the risk of injury can be significantly reduced.

Sports massage can improve joint mobility and flexibility, helping athletes perform movements with greater ease and reducing the risk of strain or injury.

Physical activity and training can be physically and mentally taxing. Sports massage not only relaxes the body but also reduces mental stress, promoting a sense of overall well-being.

Athletes often experience muscle soreness and fatigue after intense training or competitions. Sports massage helps reduce the recovery time by increasing blood flow to the muscles, aiding in the removal of metabolic waste products, and promoting tissue healing.

Sports massage can alleviate muscle pain and discomfort associated with overuse, muscle imbalances, or injuries. It can also be effective in managing chronic conditions like tendinitis or IT band syndrome.

Massage techniques used in sports massage can improve blood circulation, which helps deliver more oxygen and nutrients to muscles and remove waste products, aiding in recovery and performance.

Sports massages are customised to target specific problem areas, addressing the unique needs of athletes. This means that treatment is tailored to your individual goals and requirements.

For athletes recovering from injuries, sports massage can play a vital role in rehabilitation. It aids in restoring muscle function, reducing scar tissue, and regaining strength and mobility.

Sports Massage Southend-on-Sea, Essex

Optimising Athletic Performance

Sports massage is a valuable tool for athletes of all levels, to maintain peak physical condition and optimise performance while minimising the risk of injuries and enhancing overall well-being. When performed by a qualified sports massage therapist, it can be an essential part of an athlete’s training and recovery regimen.

A frequently asked question is how many sessions do I need to reap the benefits of sports massage? Ultimately this depends on the reason you are seeing a massage therapist. A one-off session will likely lead to short-term relief whereas regular sessions have long-term benefits, often when used in conjunction with chiropractic treatments. For those training for a competition or recovering from an injury, a number of sessions may be recommended before or after an event, or a specific sports rehabilitation plan may be formulated.

Sports Massage Southend-on-Sea, Essex

Myths in Sports Massage:

“No pain no gain”

As the industry has evolved, there is now a huge amount more understanding about how the body works with fascia and muscles. Research now suggests that it no longer benefits to adhere to the older saying of “no pain no gain”.

One massage will give you short-term benefits, not long-term ones. Generally for chronic pain, you will see results in 1-6 weekly sessions then around monthly maintenance sessions.

Although it is common to feel sore after your massage if: it is your first massage, you have been sedentary or if the muscles and fascia are tight, it is also normal to not feel any pain or soreness following a massage. Soreness is not the only indication of a massage having positive benefits for you. Yes, you may experience some pain during the massage and some pain is productive.

This is a common misconception, maybe from the name. Generally, sports massage is good for anyone with any aches/pains/tightness. This could be from sitting at a desk at work or from cleaning/gardening around the house.

At the early stages of treatment, it may be necessary for you to have weekly sessions, especially if the injury is in the chronic stage. However, patients see benefits in coming for maintenance treatments between 3 and 4 weeks.

Sports Massage Southend-on-Sea, Essex

Sports Massage FAQs

What is sports massage?

Sports massage may help speed up the healing process for minor injuries, as it can stimulate the body’s natural healing mechanisms.

Regular sports massages can identify and address tight or imbalanced muscle groups that are more susceptible to injury. By releasing tension and improving muscle balance, the risk of injury can be significantly reduced.

Sports massage can improve joint mobility and flexibility, helping athletes perform movements with greater ease and reducing the risk of strain or injury.

Physical activity and training can be physically and mentally taxing. Sports massage not only relaxes the body but also reduces mental stress, promoting a sense of overall well-being.

Athletes often experience muscle soreness and fatigue after intense training or competitions. Sports massage helps reduce the recovery time by increasing blood flow to the muscles, aiding in the removal of metabolic waste products, and promoting tissue healing.

Sports massage can alleviate muscle pain and discomfort associated with overuse, muscle imbalances, or injuries. It can also be effective in managing chronic conditions like tendinitis or IT band syndrome.

Sports Massage Southend-on-Sea, Essex

MaximiSing Well-being & Performance

Sports massage enhances athletic performance and overall well-being. It aids in preventing injuries by alleviating muscle tension, promoting flexibility crucial for agility and range of motion. It improves blood circulation, expediting recovery post-activity and reducing muscle soreness. It optimises muscle function, enhancing endurance and strength, while also mitigating the effects of stress on the body. Beyond the physical advantages, sports massage aids mental relaxation, reducing anxiety and promoting better sleep. Tailored to individual needs, it serves as a vital tool for athletes and fitness enthusiasts alike, ensuring peak performance and a balanced, resilient body.

Sports Massage Southend-on-Sea, Essex

Enhancing Your Physical Well-being

We offer the best sports massage treatment available locally in Southend at our clinic along London Road, an easily accessible location from both the road network and public transport, as well as being a 5-minute walk from the high street.

Sports Massage in Southend-on-Sea at Backworks involves the manipulation of the soft tissues and is designed to assist in correcting problems and imbalances caused by repetitive movements and physical activity. Treatments are important in helping with pre and post-exercise, recovery and preventing injury to the musculoskeletal system.

If you are unsure whether sports massage can help you, then call us now on 01702 342329 and one of our therapists in Southend-on-Sea would be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.

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