Sports Massage Bromley: Increase Your Athletic Performance with Targeted Massages
Do you want to increase your athletic performance, but your muscles feel stiff and sore? At London Osteopathy Clinic, we can deal with all issues caused by intensive workouts. Our sports massage therapists in Bromley are experienced professionals who know how to identify the problem and create a bespoke treatment plan tailored to your individual needs.
Whether you’re an athlete or just practice sports to stay fit and for leisure, sports massage therapy can ease your sores and prepare you for top performance.
Sports massage is an effective way to relieve muscle tension and improve circulation. Find out more about sports massage in Bromley!
Is Sports Massage Right for Me?
Contrary to popular belief, sports massage is not only for the sportsperson. Focusing on joints and muscles that are usually strained during a workout, this type of therapy provides quick pain relief, eases stiff muscles, and improves joint elasticity.
During a sports massage, your therapist will work on the affected area alone. For instance, if you are a runner, your therapist will massage your calves and thighs whilst also focusing on your ankle and knee joints. If you lift weights, sports massage therapy will focus on your arms, shoulders, and neck.
However, sports massage therapy is different from deep tissue massage and may not be suitable if you suffer from non-specific neck, shoulder, or lower back pain.
If you are a desk worker who suffers from pain due to bad posture or are in pain because of an illness such as arthritis, your therapist may recommend a deep tissue massage or osteopathy treatment that focuses on your overall wellbeing.
How Often Should I Have a Sports Massage?
A sports massage is often part of a complex therapy plan developed by an osteopath or physiotherapist. At London Osteopathy Clinic, our trained sports massage therapists in Bromley will work with you to develop the best therapy course and help you reach your athletic goals.
Sports massage therapy sessions are often recommended after intensive workouts before a competition or event. This type of massage relieves pain and allows you to perform at your best.
During training and rest periods, elite athletes will benefit from at least one massage per week. Amateur athletes and gym-goers who take their training seriously should have a massage once a week or once a fortnight, depending on their training level.
A sports massage session once every two or three weeks is usually sufficient if you do regular light exercise.
Are Sports Massages Worth It?
Sports massages come with a heftier price tag, but they can be a great tool to aid recovery and maintain flexibility for everyone. Elite athletes, amateurs, and even the everyday person who is active and partakes in exercise can benefit from a sports massage.
Not yet sure if a sports massage is right for you? Get in touch! Our friendly team at London Osteopathy Clinic in Bromley will answer all your queries and help you book an appointment.
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