Sports Massage (Level 6-distinction)
My Sports Massage training includes the effective use of techniques such as Soft Tissue Release, Deep Tissue Massage, PNF Stretching & Active Isolated Stretching, Frictioning, Tapotement, Harmonics, Petrissage, Rolling and Effleurage. By combining Sports Massage with my other Bodywork training I am able to quickly address tight (hypertonic) muscles, sports injures, sports related(repetitive strain injuries (RSI) and biomechanical problems affecting the sporting client.
My advanced massage training includes orthopaedic assessment and ‘body-reading’ which allows me to assess, and address a client’s body/joints for any biomechanical problems/imbalances which may lead to future injury. I am therefore able to offer effective Injury Prevention Treatment as well as tailored treatment to improve sporting performance. I can also develop treatment protocols to improve flexibility and/or joint range of movement, should it be required.
As part of my level 6 BTEC I have also completed a module in Pre & Post Event Sports Massage. Pre-Event Massage (30 min-2 days before sport) involves short, invigorating treatments to stimulate blood & nutrients to the muscles, decrease cramping, warm up muscles, open joints and improve performance. Post-Event Massage (20 min-1 day after sport) should be done AFTER a ‘cool down’ and aims to decrease recovery time, aid blood & lymphatic drainage from muscles, remove lactic acid and activity by-products, reduce cramping & inflammation, reduce delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) and return the body to homeostasis.