Sports Massage near me
If you're looking for sports massage near me then you've come to the right place. Remedial Massage by Billy provides elite sports massage as a massage Preston service. Sports massage is shown to improve athletic performance, reduce muscle soreness and speed up post-sport healing. Working closely with professional athletes from the Hawthorn Football Club for the past four years, Billy Gilhooley understands what it takes to suit every athlete's needs and help them perform at their peak. In any sport massage can be helpful to athletic recovery and performance. Sport massage is included in massage HICAPS services. Book a massage here.
What is sports massage?
Sports massage is designed to help athletes before, during and after training. It is useful for anyone who exercises to increase flexibility, prevent injuries and help with healing after a sports injury.
Sports massage is specifically tailored to different sports and sporting injuries. It is not a relaxing form of massage and can often be quite strenuous. It works by stretching tight muscles, stimulating inactive muscles and improving the condition of the soft tissue
The aim of sports massage is to reduce the stress and tension that can build up in the soft tissues of the body during exercise. This form of massage is used to:
reduce the chance of injury
reduce recovery time after an injury
Billy brings high level knowledge and skills gained from years of working with professional athletes at the Hawthorn Football Club. If sports massage is what you're looking for then look no further.
What does a sports massage involve?
Before the massage begins, Billy will talk to you about your health and lifestyle. He will ask you to lie on the massage table and will cover you with towels to protect your privacy and to keep you warm. Billy will use creams and oils to help him to massage your skin smoothly.
Techniques Billy uses include:
soft tissue release: locking and stretching the tissues and muscles
neuromuscular technique: targeting trigger points in the nervous system to get rid of pain and tension
positional release: used to relax hyperactive muscles
fascial release: deep, slow kneading used to release the connective tissues around the muscles
You will be expected to move around quite a lot and communicate continually with Billy so that he can respond to how your body is feeling. You might feel some discomfort during a sports massage. Always tell him if you are in an uncomfortable level of pain.
What are health benefits of sports massage?
One of the main benefits of sports massage is that it can prevent sore muscles after exercise (known as 'delayed onset muscle soreness'). It also helps someone to exercise more efficiently and prevent some of the common ailments that go with exercise.
Sports massage may also improve heart rate and blood pressure, increase circulation and lymph flow, and help treat injuries, including shin splint, tennis elbow, sprains and strains.
Sports massage is often safe after an injury, although there are some injuries for which it is not suitable. If you are using sports massage for any health condition or injury, talk to your doctor or physiotherapist first.