Are you looking for a sports massage in Cape Town from a skilled professional?
So often a sports massage or deep tissue massage can leaving us feeling disappointed as the therapist may not have targeted your problem areas enough.
What is sports massage?
Massage enhances blood flow to the injured tissues bringing oxygen to those cells which aids healing. It reduces the presence of oedema in muscles that can reduce muscle soreness.
A single 20 minute session of a post-race sports massage and pneumatic compression provides less muscle pain and soreness compared to lying down. A Sports massage done 2 hours after eccentric exercise will reduce DOMS (delayed onset of muscle soreness) and CK (Creatine kinase) levels in the blood.
As qualified sports massage physiotherapists at Cape Town Physiotherapy we acknowledge the benefits of sports massage but also the need to be effective in treating your muscle issues.
We know how to get to those deep tissue knots and bands of muscle tension. We use skilled muscle release techniques and a thorough knowledge of your anatomy and muscles to know where and how to apply these techniques with maximum effect.
Some of our techniques include:
- Myofascial release: Working to release the tight bands of fascia in your body
- Trigger point release: A perpendicular deep pressure on your knots or trigger points which aids circulation and releases muscle tension and pain.
- Sports massage: To aid circulation, improve recovery and reduce delayed onset of muscle soreness after an event
- Deep tissue massage: Treating not just the superficial muscles but also the deeper ones that tend to tighten causing stiffness and tension in your body.
Should you have pain or an injury, as physiotherapists we can factor this into your sports massage, working around your pain or with it. We can also send you home with a few tips and exercises to maintain the benefits of your sports massage.
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