What is Sports Massage?

Sports massage is a deep tissue massage which aims to massage the muscles, stretch out the fascia, and work to ease tightness and restrictions in muscles. This type of massage works by stimulating blood flow to muscles and surrounding tissues. Massage is often used to ease muscle pain caused by muscle imbalances, postural strains and various type of sports injuries. In osteopathic treatment, we often complement treatments with some additional deep tissue massage such as a sports massage.

Why Choose a Sports Massage?

We treat a lot of active clients who utilise sports massage therapy to help ease aches and pains from various sports injuries and especially in preparation for sporting events such as marathons, skiing and rugby, weightlifting competitions. Sports massage is not just for active people. It is often also used for people who are desk-bound and struggling with postural aches and pains. It is suitable for young adults up to the elderly.

What Conditions Are Suitable For Sports Massage Treatment?

  • Pulled muscles – hamstrings, calves
  • Groin strain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • ITB syndrome (iliotibial band) – Runners knee
  • Tennis Elbow and Golfers Elbow
  • Knee pain
  • Neck pain
  • Back pain
  • Hip pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Headaches

Meet Your - Sports Massage Therapist Christchurch  - Mel Bradley

Mel is on hand to help ease out all your aches and pains and to help ensure a quick return to all your daily activities.

Looking for a sports massage in Christchurch? Please do not hesitate to contact Mel Bradley at Better Health Osteopathy in Christchurch today. Call 027 7555700 or book online.

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