What is a Sports Massage?
Firstly, sports massages are not just for sports people; they’re for everyone. Sports massage is a deep and invigorating massage. It works to relax tight and stressed muscles and fascia throughout the body. Our massage therapists use various techniques such as deep tissue massage, myofascial release, muscle energy techniques, and trigger point therapy.
We don’t do namby-pamby ‘spa’ massage;
we do great massage with an intention
A sports massage works deep in the muscles, realigning the muscle fibres and connective tissue, and flushing away toxins. There are many benefits to sports massage including:
– Reducing stress and muscle tension
– Increasing muscle flexibility
– Promoting faster healing of strained or injured muscles
– Relieving tired and aching muscles
– Increasing joint range of motion
Why are our massages different?
At The Chiropractic Centre: Bristol we don’t do namby-pamby ‘spa’ massage; we do great massage with an intention. We combine the loosening of tight muscles and knots with a relaxing experience that leaves you floating. Whether the massage is to complement your Chiropractic care, help you train for a marathon, or just as a special treat, we tailor every massage to you.
If you are having Chiropractic care alongside your massage, then the two complement one another beautifully. Your massage therapist will work closely with your Doctor of Chiropractic to create a specific plan for you to meet your health goals. The Chiropractic treatment works to realign the joints of your spine and the massage relaxes the muscles around your spine. Properly relaxed muscles after a massage help the joints to hold the realignment that the Chiropractic adjustments are doing, helping you get better quicker and stay better for longer.
Through both treatments we are addressing the joints, the nerves and the muscles giving the body the best opportunity to heal itself and get you feeling fantastic. Together they work wonders!
What can Sports Massage help with?
Sports massage helps with tight, tense, overworked, or knotted muscles. Muscles can become stressed and in need of a good massage due to:
– Sitting for long periods
– Poor posture
– Sports injuries
– Repetitive strain
– Stressful circumstances
– Muscle imbalance
Tight, imbalanced muscles around your spine pull your joints out of alignment – this is where massage really compliments your chiropractic care
The style of massage we offer hugely complements the care you are receiving from your Chiropractor. Tight, imbalanced muscles around your spine have a habit of pulling your spine back out of alignment. By stretching and relaxing down these tense muscles you can hold your Chiropractic Adjustments better. This all helps to get you better quicker and keep you there longer.