Sports Team

Sports Shiatsu Massage is an useful component of a balanced training program for athletes and helps alleviate the stress and tension which builds up in the body’s soft tissues during physical activity.  Other benefits include improved endurance, flexibility, decreased recovery time and fatigue and prepares both the body / mind for optimal performance.

Where minor injuries and lesions occur, due to overexertion and/or overuse, massage can break them down quickly and effectively. Above all, it can help prevent those nagging injuries that so often get in the way of performance and achievement, whether one is an athlete, or a once a week jogger.  To book an appointment with our therapist click here.

Maintenance Massage:

A regular massage treatment program based on the therapist’s understanding of anatomy and of the muscles used in a given sport and which are likely candidates for trouble.  By concentrating on particular muscle groups the therapist can help the athlete maintain or improve range of motion and muscle flexibility.

Event Massage:

Pre-event and post-event massage therapies are tailored for distinct purposes.  Pre-event treatment is used as a supplement to an athlete’s warm-up to enhance circulation and reduce excess muscle and mental tension prior to competition.  It is tailored to the needs of the athlete and his/her event and can be relaxing or stimulating as appropriate.

Post-event massage, on the other hand, is geared towards reducing the muscle spasms and metabolic build-up that occur with rigorous exercise.  Various sports massage techniques enhance the body’s own recovery process improving the athlete’s ability to return to training and competition, and reducing the risk of injury.

Rehabilitation:

Even with preventative maintenance, muscles cramp, tear, bruise, and ache.  Sports Shiatsu massage can speed healing and reduce discomfort during the rehabilitation process.  Soft tissue techniques employed by therapists are effective in the management of both acute and chronic injuries.  In all cases, such massage techniques are employed in collaboration with other appropriate medical care.

During the London Olympics, the Japanese team used Shiatsu and acupuncture to help maintain the teams health which led them to winning an impressive 19 medals in 6 days.

Today, professional athletes, coaches, yoga instructors, personal fitness instructors, bodybuilders, dancers and martial arts trainers are using Shiatsu to treat acute and chronic conditions such as:

  • Tendonitis

  • Piriformis syndrome

  • Illiotibial pain

  • Knee pain

  • Sciatica

  • Disc problems

  • Sacroiliac joint dysfunction

 

  • Frozen Shoulder

  • Neck Pain

  • Low Energy

  • Ankle and foot injuries

  • Stress

  • Migraines