Sports, Remedial & Deep Tissue Massage
Annie Colman - Sports Massage Therapist & Biomechanics Coach BSC Hons, DIP
Sports Massage is the most effective therapy for releasing muscle tension and restoring balance to the musculo-skeletal system. Received regularly this may help athletes prevent injuries, which might otherwise be caused by overuse. A constant build up of tension in the muscles from regular activity may lead to stresses on joints, ligaments, tendons, as well as the muscles themselves.
These muscle imbalances may develop postural or funtional problems and often go undiagnosed until they are serious enough to cause the athlete discomfort or impede performance. The skilled massage therapist will be able to detect these variations and use a variety of techniques (listed below) to treat the soft tissues to help the sports person maintain a much healthier physical state.
It may therefore be reasonably claimed that one of the greatest benefits of sports massage is in helping prevent injury.
Deep tissue massage also focuses on the deeper layers of Muscle and conective tissue, however many people find it more realxing than a sports massage. It is not always used for specific injuries, often it is useful for treating general tension and all over full body massage.
This is a great massage to have on a monthly or weekly basis if you are hoping to prevent the build up of tense or chronic muscular problems.
Annie has a sports science background, having gained her degree in 2009 before going on to study Clinical Sports and Remedial Massage with the London School of Sports Massage. This is currently the highest level of qualification available in the field of Sports Massage. She also holds a level 2 UKCC (Sports Coaching Certificate). Annie always endeavours to keep up with the latest research in Sports Medicine and planning to start my MSc in Sports rehabilitation and Therapy in the future.
Annie is a member of the Institute of Sports and Remedial Massage which requires me to undertake in depth Continual Professional Development. Most recently she became qualified to practice Kinesiology Taping which has led her onto wanting to gain a deeper knowledge of fascia release any anatomy trains for my next CPD training.
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