Through repetitive movement patterns common in sports or through direct trauma, scar tissue develops within the muscles. Sports massage and other soft tissue mobilisation techniques can help realign any scar tissue or fibrous adhesions present within the muscles and encourage nutrition to the surrounding tissues. This not only aids recovery but also acts as a preventative measure in reducing the risk of further injury to the area.
Non sports-related benefits
Sports and remedial massage is not only for athletes. Anyone can benefit from a treatment. For example, it can be very effective for those who have been sitting with poor posture behind a desk all day or for those that get frequent headaches.
Everyday our working lives can have a negative impact on our bodies. We are meant to be active, not sitting or standing in the same position for a number of hours at a time. These long periods of time can cause postural imbalances and weakening of muscles.