Luis De Sousa Sports Massage
Sports Massage was developed to help athletes prepare their bodies for physical performance to perform well during training and to recover after a sporting event. The main goal of treatment is prevention and to heal injuries of the muscles and tendons. Increased build up of tension in the muscles from regular activity may result in stress on joints, ligaments, tendons and muscles. Muscular imbalances may increase with time and if not diagnosed early could possibly be serious enough to cause great discomfort and reduced performance. Sports massage is very beneficial for anyone with injuries, chronic pain or a restricted range of movement.
The Benefits of Sports Massage
Sports Massage applied correctly can be the most effective therapy for releasing muscle tension and restoring balance. Received regularly it may help prevent injuries that might be caused by regular overuse. Through some strokes and different techniques we can increase the blood supply to muscles enabling more oxygen, and vital nutrients to reach the cells. This can improve cellular growth, repair and nutrition and can help eliminate more rapidly and efficiently any toxins, debris or unwanted fluids.
What it's Good For
- Reducing muscular pain.
- Increasing blood circulation and lymph flow.
- Adding flexibility.
- Aiding muscle relaxation.
- Speeding up recovery after exercise.
- Reducing swelling of the tissues due to injury.
What I do
As a Sports Massage therapist I will access the specific problem and structure a treatment that will be beneficial for that specific problem.
I use deep tissue techniques along with a range of other methods such as muscular energy techniques and soft tissue releases. I can also advise on some useful stretching exercises.