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Massage can be beneficial for injury recovery for several reasons

• Improves Circulation: Massage increases blood flow to the injured area, which helps to deliver oxygen and nutrients to the cells and tissues. This can speed up the healing process.

• Reduces Inflammation: Massage helps to reduce inflammation in the injured area by increasing the lymphatic flow, which removes waste products and excess fluid.

• Relieves Pain: Massage can help to relieve pain by decreasing muscle tension and relaxing tight muscles. This can help to reduce the pressure on the injured area, reducing discomfort.

• Increases Range of Motion: Massage can help to improve flexibility and range of motion in the injured area by stretching and relaxing tight muscles.

• Promotes Relaxation: Massage can help to reduce stress and promote relaxation, which can help to speed up the healing process and reduce the risk of future injuries.

Types of Massage we offer:

Sports massage

If you’re an athlete or physically active individual looking for a way to enhance your performance and prevent injury, sports massage therapy might be just what you need. At our sports injury clinic in Stroud, our sports massage therapist provides sports massage therapy and sports physio services in Gloucestershire, designed to help you experience the benefits of sports injury massage. Sports massage can help relieve pain and tension, increase range of motion, and promote faster recovery from injuries. Choose our sports therapy services to help you perform at your best.

Sports massage can be used before, during, or after an athletic event. Prior to an event, it can be used to prepare you for maximum performance by increasing blood flow, reducing muscle tension, and improving flexibility. During an event, it can be used to help maintain optimal performance levels and prevent injury. After an event, it can be used to help the athlete recover from fatigue, soreness, and injuries.

Our therapists have had specialized training in anatomy, physiology, and kinesiology, as well as extensive knowledge of the specific demands and stresses placed on the body during sports activity. They will use a variety of techniques including deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy, and stretching to help you prepare or recovery for a sports event or physical activity.

Deep tissue massage

Deep tissue massage is a type of massage therapy that focuses on realigning deeper layers of muscles and connective tissue. It uses slow, firm pressure and techniques such as deep finger pressure, friction, and kneading to target areas of tension and pain in the body.

Our therapist may use their forearms, elbows, and fingertips to apply pressure to specific areas, working to release tension and knots in the muscles. Deep tissue massage can be intense and may cause some discomfort but should not be painful. Our therapist will work with you to find the right amount of pressure to ensure that the massage is effective without causing excessive discomfort.

Deep tissue massage can have several benefits, including reducing chronic pain, improving posture, increasing range of motion, and relieving tension headaches. It can also help to break up scar tissue and reduce the symptoms of conditions such as fibromyalgia and osteoarthritis.

Relaxation massage

Relaxation massage, is a type of massage therapy that is primarily aimed at promoting relaxation and stress relief. It involves the use of long, smooth strokes, kneading, and circular movements on the topmost layers of the muscles.

The goal of a relaxation massage is to help clients relax both physically and mentally. The massage therapist may use lighter pressure than in other types of massage, and may also use techniques such as aromatherapy, music, and lighting to create a calm and soothing atmosphere.

Relaxation massage can have several benefits, including reducing stress and anxiety, improving circulation, lowering blood pressure, and promoting better sleep. It can also help to relieve muscle tension and reduce the symptoms of conditions such as fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome.

Relaxation massage is generally considered to be a gentler form of massage therapy and is suitable for most people. It is often used as a form of self-care to help manage stress and promote overall wellbeing.

It’s important to note that massage is not a replacement for exercise or a rehab programme and should not be used as the sole treatment for an injury but as an adjunct for your recovery.

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