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Wellington Sports Massage at Total Health

mountain bikingSports massage is geared towards athletes of every kind and physically active people. Massage can be used as a means to enhance pre-event preparation and reduce recovery time for maximum performance during training or after an event.

Sports Massage can involve:

Training Support – A restorative approach during training to allow the individual to train harder and prevent injury.

Pre-Event- Just before the start of an event, short, stimulating strokes directed to the parts of the body that will be involved in the exertion.

Post-Event – Long even strokes to flush out build up of lactic acid and normalising the body’s tissues.

There are many benefits of Sports Massage which include:

  • promotion of flexibility and increased range of movement
  • reduced/removed fatigue
  • improved endurance
  • helping with injury prevention

Techniques used in sports massage are the same as those used in many other types of massage. It’s the way the techniques are used and tailored to meet the needs of the individuals programmer at the time that puts a different emphasis on the work applied.

We look forward to helping you achieve optimal health and wellness! Call Total Health Chiropractic for an appointment today!