Sports & Soft Tissue Massage In Leeds & Surrounding Areas
The prime purpose of sports massage therapy is to help alleviate the stress and tension which builds up in the body’s soft tissues during physical activity. Where minor injuries occur, due to overexertion and/or overuse, massage can break them down quickly and effectively.
It can also be useful to have a sports massage before exercise too. Doing it this way helps to prepare the muscles and soft tissue to ensure they are ready for activity. Alongside this they can also be useful to to manage long term issues such as postural problems or repetitive strain. The difference with a sports massage compared to a regular massage is that we look at what you need first and then apply the relevant action, so whether you have had an injury or just want to bring some life back to your muscle, we can help.
Soft Tissue Injuries
There are a variety of ways you could brain a soft tissue injury including when performing sports, running or in the gym. You will know you have obtained a soft tissue injury if you are suffering from swelling, bruising and pain. Examples of soft tissue injuries are bruises, sprains and muscle contusions. Bruises are usually caused by damage to blood vessels which then bleed so can produce swelling and pigmentation. A sprain is stretching or tearing ligaments and muscle contusions are caused when muscle fibres are torn.
Common causes of soft tissue damage:
- Slip or Fall
- Blunt Force
- A bad twist
Do you need a sports/ soft tissue massage?
This treatment is not just for the sports person: anyone can benefit from sports massage, including people in physically demanding jobs and those not quite so obvious. A sports massage works to reduce tension and improve the circulation and removal lactic acid build up in your muscles. Occupational, emotional and postural stress may produce many similar characteristics to sports injuries.
We now have 2 dedicated and fully qualified Sports and Soft Tissue Massage therapists in Josh Taylor and Zoe Judkowski, who will be using their vast experience to help clients achieve their individual goals through soft tissue massage therapy. If you would like more information about our sports and soft tissue massages or any of our other treatments, contact our team today.
We have put together a range of frequently asked questions to give you more information about our sports and soft tissue massages.
How Much Does A Sports/ Soft Tissue Massage Cost?
Our prices vary pendant on the level of service require, this is related to the type of injury you have acquired and how long your massage needs to be to have the desired effects. For more information on our treatment options and prices, contact our team today.
Where Are You Based?
We offer our sports and soft tissue massage services at our clinics in Leeds, Ilkley and Guiseley. For more information or to book your appointment, get in touch with us today.
What Should I Wear To My Massage?
When attending your sports massage we wouldn’t recommend to wear long tight clothing as this can restrict access and it isn’t suitable for our treatments. However underwear is a good option as it doesn’t restrict access to your muscles, however if you feel more comfortable shorts and vest would be fine too.
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