Sports Massage Glasgow
Why Choose Embody for your Sports Massage in Glasgow?
- All of our Sports Massage Therapists are fully qualified, insured and experienced in treating sports people of all abilities
- We tailor our Sports Massage to suit you. There are no set routines at The Embody Massage Clinic
- Sports Massage is available 7 days a week and from 9am - 8pm during the week
- You can book your Sports Massage online 24/7 or call and speak to our knowledgeable receptionists who can help book the ideal appointment time for you
- There is free parking outside the clinic. We are close to the M74 motorway, train station and main bus routes. If you are cycling we can safely store your bike inside the clinic while you enjoy your massage
What is Sports Massage?
The prime purpose of sports massage therapy is to help alleviate the stress and tension which builds up in the body's soft tissues during physical activity. Where minor injuries and lesions occur, due to overexertion and/or overuse, massage can break them down quickly and effectively. Above all, it can help prevent those niggling injuries that so often get in the way of performance and achievement, whether you are an athlete, ardent keep-fitter or a once a week jogger.
Sports massage is not just for the sports person: anyone can benefit from sports massage, including people in physically demanding jobs and even those with repetitive work patterns - which includes sitting all day!
Sports massage is a deeper and more intense massage, often focusing on specific areas. It is based on the various elements of Swedish massage and often incorporates a combination of other techniques involving stretching, compression, friction, toning, and trigger point response techniques. Our skilled Sports therapists brings together this blend of techniques, knowledge and advice during treatment, to work effectively with you to bring about optimum performance and to provide injury-free training and minimise post event injuries.
Sports Massage therapy offers these proven benefits:
- Enhanced athletic performance
- Fewer injuries
- Restored flexibility and range of motion
- Faster recovery from injury
- Removal of lactic acid build-up
There are three areas where sports massage is used to benefit athletes.
A regular massage treatment programme based on the therapists understanding of anatomy and of the muscles used in a given sport and which are likely candidates for trouble. By concentrating on particular muscle groups the therapist can help the athlete maintain or improve range of motion and muscle flexibility.
Pre-event and post-event massage therapies are tailored for distinct purposes. Pre-event treatment is used as a supplement to an athletes warm-up to enhance circulation and reduce excess muscle and mental tension prior to competition. It is tailored to the needs of the athlete and his/her event and can be relaxing or stimulating as appropriate. Post-event massage, on the other hand, is geared towards reducing the muscle spasms and metabolic build-up that occur with rigorous exercise. Various sports massage techniques enhance the bodys own recovery process improving the athletes ability to return to training and competition, and reducing the risk of injury.
Even with preventative maintenance, muscles cramp, tear, bruise, and ache. Sports massage can speed healing and reduce discomfort during the rehabilitation process.
Soft tissue techniques employed by sports massage therapists are effective in the management of both acute and chronic injuries. Trigger point techniques reduce the spasm and pain that occur both in the injured and 'compensation' muscles.
Cross-fibre friction techniques can help with healing by improved formation of strong and flexible repair tissue, which is vital in maintaining full pain-free range of motion during rehabilitation.
In all cases, our Sports Therapists work closely with our specialist Remedial therapists at the embody clinic to ensure any injuries are treated effectively.
What should I expect in a Sports Massage ?
You will be taken though a consultation with the therapist to ensure you have no contra-indications to treatment, or if you have any particular problem areas you wish to bring to the therapists attention.
It is also important that the therapist understands your sport and knows what imbalances you may have and account for them in a treatment plan.
About Embody Sports Massage Therapists
Our experienced sports therapists are qualified and experienced in working with all levels of athletes and over a variety of sports including:
- Thai Boxing
- Distance running
- Weightlifting including power lifting
- Strength Athletes
- Tae Kwon Do
- Road Cycling
- XC and Downhill Mountain biking
- Arm wrestling
How much will my Sports Massage cost ?
- 40 minutes £30
- 60 minutes £40
- 90 minutes £60
We also have gift vouchers for Sports Massage in Glasgow.