Do you ever suffer with regular inexplicable aches and pains, like back ache, stress headaches or shoulder pain? Maybe you suffer with arthritis? Or maybe you feel stressed all the time? 

If you can relate to any of the above, then a sports massage will help, even if you have never played sports in your life.

The techniques used in sports massage can benefit anybody suffering with muscular aches and pains. Benefits of a sports massage include the following :

Relief from muscular pain and tension 

Relief from stress or tension headaches 

Reduction of scar tissue from which can reduce pain and improve flexibility

Increased feelings of wellbeing

Even if you don’t exercise regularly, your daily movements can cause stresses on your body which can lead to injuries or longterm chronic pain. For example, if you sit at a desk, hunched over a computer every day this can cause pain and stiffness in your neck and shoulders and even your lower back. Alternatively you may be on your feet all day, plastering or painting, which overtime may lead to repetitive strain injuries, pain and discomfort.

Old injuries can also come back and cause issues or pain months or even years after the original injury appeared to have healed. So many of my clients come to me with issues that actually stem from old injuries, injuries that they had forgotten about. So for example a client recently came to see me with knee and hip pain, and after investigation I realised that she had sprained the same ankle several times and now had a huge build up of scar tissue which was affecting the mobility around her ankle and the way that she walked. In addition her lower limb muscles had also been impacted by the constant injuries . Breaking down the scar tissue, releasing the tight muscles and prescribing strength exercises for the weak muscles removed the knee pain.

If you suffer with arthritis, massage will reduce pain and stiffness as well as improve range of motion and assist in promoting better sleep which will in turn help relieve pain inn muscles and joints. So whether your arthritis is as result of overuse such as osteoarthritis or if it is an autoimmune arthritis like Rheumatoid arthritis, massage will help.

In addition to the physical benefits, massage has been shown to reduce stress and anxiety so that alone is a good reason to have a massage. In fact studies show that massage can reduce depression, boost your immunity and improve your overall health and wellbeing. 

So, do not let the fact that you are not an athlete deter you from having a sports massage. If you suffer with any aches, pains or stress , or you just want to improve your general wellbeing, book a massage now .

Look after yourself