Sports Massage

Sports Massage from The Equine Osteopath

By: The Equine Osteopath  15/09/2009
Keywords: massage, osteopathy, osteopath

 Massage can be a most effective therapy for releasing muscle tension and restoring balance to the musculo-skeletal system.  received regularly this may help revent injuries, which might otherwise be caused by overuse.  A constant build up of tension in the muscles from regular activity may lead to stresses on joints, ligaments, tendons as well as muscles themselves. hese muscle imbalances may develop and often go undiagnosed until they are serious enough to cause discomfort or impede performance.  The treatment is not just for the sports person: anyone can benefit from sports massage including people in physically demanding jobs and those not quite so obvious - occupational, emotional and postural stress may produce many similar characteristics to sports injuries. Sports massage tends to be deeper and more intense. Soft tissue techniques can be effective in the management of acute and chronic injuries. Trigger point techniques reduce the spasm and pain that occur both in the injured and 'Compensation' muscles. Cross-fibre friction techniques can help with healing.

Keywords: massage, osteopath, osteopathy