Sports massage is not specifically a Chiropractic treatment method, but it is nevertheless a very useful technique which we recommend at Shifnal Chiropractic Clinic.
Essentially, sports massage is a form of massage which uses a much firmer pressure than some other forms to really work deep into the muscle. This not only relaxes the muscles that are being worked on, but also encourages lymphatic and venous drainage from the area, aiding the recovery of muscles following exercise or injury, and generally promoting health and healing in the area.
You don’t have to be an elite athlete to benefit from sports massage – whether you are competing in the next Olympic Games, enjoy going to small local competitions or spend all day every day sitting in the office, you are going to be using muscles. Just staying upright requires that! Therefore those muscles can become tight, fatigued and painful, causing a lack of movement, discomfort and even further injuries in other areas as your body tries to compensate for the lack of mobility in the original site. Sports massage will aim to restore the balance to your body, ensuring all areas can move to the best of their potential and any build up of acids or waste material can be washed freely away by your body’s natural circulatory systems.