Sports Massage Therapy is the management, manipulation and rehabilitation of soft tissues of the body including muscles, tendons and ligaments. It is applicable not just to sports people but to anybody wishing to guard against or recover from a soft tissue injury.
Sports Massage in Chichester
The techniques used by sports massage practitioners have been developed to ensure effective and efficient results are gained from each massage given. Soft Tissue Therapy may:
- Improve circulation and lymphatic flow
- Assist in the removal of metabolic waste
- Sedate or stimulate nerve endings
- Increase or decrease muscle tone
- Increase or decrease muscle length
- Remodel scar tissue when required
- Assist in mental preparation for sporting participation
You do not need to be a sports performer to benefit from Soft Tissue Therapy. The benefits above can also help relieve the many day to day problems, repetitive strain injury, sprains, tension, fatigue, that everyone experiences. Many Soft Tissue Therapists work with a great range of clients in assisting with preventive treatment and injury recovery.
Why choose us?
By using a qualified and licensed practitioner, you ensure that you will be receiving an individually tailored, high quality massage. Depending on the type and timing of activity these benefits can be achieved for anyone.
If you are a sports performer, of any level, a sports specific massage can be beneficial at various stages of participation. For example:
- The conditioning / training phase
- Injury prevention
- Injury recovery
Regardless of your experiences in sport or exercise, whether you exercise socially or compete to an international level - Soft Tissue Therapy may have something to offer you.
Our Massage Therapists will be able to identify anyone for whom Soft Tissue Therapy would be ill-advised or detrimental to their short or long-term wellbeing. They will assess each individual and provide the appropriate massage techniques, and advise on alternative action if required.
At Chichester Sports Massage we believe that, as well as standing on its own as a therapy, for many conditions massage complements Chiropractic treatment perfectly. It is undoubtedly good when used regularly for people with complex and long standing musculoskeletal conditions. There are as many types of massage as there are spots on a leopard, so at Chichester Sports Massage we aim to remove the worry of which one to choose. The Chichester Sports Massage team of experienced massage therapists all provide the major forms of massage, Sports and Remedial.
Since doing her first ever massage course in Level 3 Sports Massage, Carla realised that she had a passion for massage and wanted to take things further by expanding her techniques. She then went on to study Level 3 Holistic Therapies as well as a course in Advanced Massage Techniques. In 2012 Carla moved to West Sussex from Wales and has gained 4 years experience within the spa industry. In 2015 she completed Level 4 Sports Massage at Brighton & Hove City College.
Find out more about Carla here.
Patrick Duggan has always been interested in Sports & Fitness and studied Sports Science at Carnegie College, Leeds University. He went on to study Sports & Remedial Massage at the London School of Sports Massage in 2011. Patrick is a full member of the Sports Massage Association (SMA) & the Sports Therapy Association (STA).
Sports Massage is not reserved for the sporty types, Patrick treats as many clients with stiff, sore muscles from the stresses of office work, parenting, hiking and sitting.
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Mark is a fully qualified Sports Therapist and Personal Trainer and so he is trained and equipped with a wide variety of skills. This allows him to help his clients with sports injuries, Musculoskeletal disorders and work-related issues, such as back or neck pain. He uses a combination of techniques to help alleviate pain, fix muscular imbalances and to normalise and restore function. This can help you get back to your sport or simply improve your quality of life.
Furthermore, Mark's treatment doesn’t just end in the clinic. He also educates his clients and prescribes them appropriate exercises to take home. Mark also does 1:1 Personal Training for injury prevention and rehabilitation.
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Georgina is a highly trained Soft Tissue Therapist. ‘Soft Tissue’ refers to all the structures within the body that is not bone. These include muscles, ligaments, tendons, fascia, skin and blood vessels.
Using her skills in Myofascial Release, Dry Cupping, Dry Needling, and Muscle Energy techniques, Georgina will use a combination of these therapies to adapt each treatment to suit your specific concerns.
Find out more about Georgina here.