Whether you’re into sports, performance arts, circus or yoga - sports massage could benefit your preparation for athletic activity and maintain optimal health, as well as helping you recover from intense workouts and injuries.
This type of massage was originally developed to serve athletes to prevent and relieve injuries, but both athletes and non-athletes can gain physiological and psychological benefits from receiving sports massage therapy.
Sports massage has three basic forms: pre-event massage, post-event massage, and maintenance massage.
Pre-event sports massage is performed to prevent athletic injury. It helps reduce muscle tension to improve your flexibility for optimal athletic performance as well as producing a feeling of psychological readiness.
Maintenance sports massage can be used regularly, as a part of your athletic training programme to help with good muscles tone and reduce the development of scar tissue while increasing flexibility and range of motion.
Post-event sports massage can loosen tired, stiff muscles to maintain flexibility as well as promoting blood flow via gentle mobilisations and soft tissue work to help remove lactic acid to reduce cramping.
What to expect:
Consultation, postural assessment, massage, aftercare advice
Eleanor’s aim as a sports masseuse is to maximize athletic performance potential.