Sports Massage and Physiotherapy

Do physiotherapists use Sports massages?

Yes as part of a comprehensive treatment program that includes exercise, advice and load management, your physiotherapist will also incorporate sports massage.

What is a Sports massage?

Sports massage incorporates specific massage techniques to effect muscle, tendon, ligament and fascia. It is generally applied to a focal point where the athlete is complaining of pain, dysfunction or reduced performance. The main aim is to reduce pain and swelling, release muscle tension, relax the nervous system and allow post activity recovery. Massage is a great way to release tension and pain in order to help you do specific exercises that will in turn have a longer-term effect than massage. Sports massage improves circulation and lymphatic drainage which facilitates removal of waste products such as lactate or lactic acid that can build up following strenuous activity. This can help reduce pain and aid recovery time.

During sport and daily activities tension can build up in the soft tissues that are being used. Especially in muscle that is weaker, or where stress and tension is stored and especially if you have a history of injury or pain in this area. This does not mean that you have an ongoing injury and unfortunately, massage will not cure the problem. The aim of sports massage is to give temporary relief and your physiotherapist will then assess why you are building up tension in this area and give you the correct advice and exercise to manage and prevent the ongoing build up of tension.

Why choose a Sports massage at Sligo Physio Space?

When it comes to hand on skills, chartered physiotherapists are experts and sports massage is one of these skills that can be used to help you with recovery.

Your massage therapy will be carried out in a professional, safe & clean environment.

All physiotherapists at Sligo Physio Space are chartered physiotherapists and are fully insured and regulated by the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists, giving you peace of mind that you are in the safest of hands.

You can claim back a portion of your treatment if your insurance company covers physiotherapy.

Your session will include the most up to date advice & exercise prescription to help you relieve your own pain and prevent further episodes and improve sporting performance.

So book online now for a detailed assessment and sports massage.