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Sports Massage - Mid Herts Injury Clinic in Hatfield

Hatfield Sports Massage – What is it?

Sports massage has been traditionally used as a medical technique used to help prepare both professional and amateur athletes for a big performance or to recover from one afterwards in order to help their bodies perform optimally. The main focus of this type of massage is prevention of injury and recovery from injury to the tendons and muscles.

Yet the benefits of a sports massage are not limited to athletes, as it’s beneficial to those who suffer from chronic pain, reduced range of motion, and those who have suffered from injury. Your Hatfield sports massage therapist will generally focus on the area of discomfort, such as your neck or back.

What Can A Sports Massage Treat?

A form of Swedish massage technique, sports massage helps promote circulation of blood and lymph fluids. This is combined with trigger point therapy techniques used to break down adhesions in the muscle and tendons.

In general, there are four types of sports massage:

  • Rehabilitative – Used to help manage pain after an injury and gradually help return the body to health.
  • Restorative – Typically used during the training period as a pre-emptive against injury.
  • Before an athletic event – Short and stimulating, generally targeted to the muscle that will be exerted.
  • After an athletic event – Used to help return the muscles to a normal state.

Sports massage is a great option if you have a specific problem area, such as a weakened knee from running, or chronic pain in a specific area, such as the back or the neck. Your Hatfield sports massage therapist will focus in on a specific location, rather than a holistic full body massage. Both massage and physical therapy techniques may be used to not only reduce the pain but also increase mobility in the muscle tissue.

Book Your Hatfield Sports Massage Today!

Colin King of Mid Herts Clinic specializes in sports therapy and massage technique and has been running his own clinic for the past decade. The first appointment will be the initial consultation, which will be used to assess your injury and determine the best course of treatment. A treatment plan, which will be discussed in detail, will be agreed on and will help you on your road to recovery.

If you would like to book a consultation with Colin King, give us a call on 01707 260399 today!