Sports Massage Is Both For Injuries And For Toning Muscles Before An Event.

It is possible to suffer an injury when taking part in any type of sports, particularly contact sports such as rugby, football, and boxing. However, they can also occur in what might be thought of as sedentary sports such as snooker or darts. This is because repetitive actions, which in the case of snooker may take place over several hours, can also result in injury. The same thing can happen in a round of golf, among other sports.

You don’t even have to be taking part in a sport at all to suffer the same sort of injuries. You can get them from doing such things as digging your vegetable patch, where you may be adding manure and you turn over spadeful after spadeful of soil. DIY is another “hobby” which can lead to the same injuries, and believe it or not, you can also get them from sitting hunched up over your laptop all day or your tablet playing games for hours.

All of these injuries can benefit from a sports massage as well as myofascial release in London from one of the therapists at Acubody. Sports massage is a collection of techniques, and three forms of massage are generally used. These are effleurage, petrissage, and deep transverse friction massage (DTFM). Effleurage uses long, light, and gentle strokes along the length of the muscle and is performed slowly. Petrissage includes wringing, kneading, and scooping strokes. DTFM works by moving the fingers forcefully across the target tissues and is also known as cross-friction massage.

A sports massage is actually based on Swedish massage and overall is quite a strong, deep massage. Usually, no immediate effect is felt, but within 24 hours beneficial results are realised. In fact, the deep strokes that are used in a sports massage can actually make the limbs feel heavy for a while. This is the reason that a sports massage before taking part in an event will use somewhat lighter strokes. A massage before participating in sport has the effect of toning the muscles and increasing blood flow and circulation. It also has another benefit that many people don’t consider, but nonetheless is very important. It can relax an individual mentally.

If you think about it this makes sense, because prior to taking part in an important match or competition it is very easy to become stressed, and this can affect physical performance. You will perform much better if you are relaxed and at ease about taking part.

The Uses of Sports Massage In London

sports injury clinic in London

When you take part in any sorts of sport which involve physical activity – and the majority do – there can be stress on the body which can range from mild to severe. Some sports such as pheasant shooting, for instance, do not require much physical activity, but others involve a lot: even sports such as snooker and darts can require a lot of repetitive actions, and in the case of snooker this can be over a period of several hours.

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The Use Of Myofascial Release Techniques For Pain Symptoms

If you are suffering from any sort of muscle pain, Acubody can help you with myofascial release treatment. This is a form of neuromuscular technique and research has shown that softening, stretching, and freeing of connective tissue is assisted by specialised receptors that are housed in the fascia and nervous system. It has an amazing effect on the muscles and releases pain through freeing up “knots” or adhesions, so is a useful trigger point therapy.

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The Benefits Of Sports Massage

At Acubody, our highly-skilled therapists use London sports massage on athletes both before and after an event. Participating in sports has become more popular in recent years, and athletes are having to continue to push themselves further. What was seen as a great performance perhaps 30 years ago, today is seen as normal. Remember the four-minute mile: until 1954 it seemed impossible to achieve, but after Roger Bannister cracked it more athletes followed very quickly. Today, you are seen as pretty slow if you DON’T run a mile in under four minutes.

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The Uses Of Sports Therapy In London From Acubody


At Acubody we carry out a considerable amount of sports therapy in London as well as myofascial release. Sportsmen and women come to us for a London sports massage or myofascial release in order to relieve pain after a sports injury, which is frequently the result of muscle tension and trigger points. A trigger point is where a muscle is under tension but causes a pain somewhere else in the body. This is sometimes called a reflected pain.

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Yoga is well on its way to becoming the most popular workout regime for flexibility, strength, and mental and physical health. It originated from the Indian culture more than twenty-six thousand years ago. It is associated with the Hindu religion and it embodies spiritual enlightenment and the state of being. Today, yoga is so popular not because of the spiritual factor, but more so because of the numerous physical benefits, it has to offer.

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sports injury clinic in London

Acubody in Holborn is a major sports injury clinic in London and treats many patients who have suffered from injuries in contact sports such as rugby, football, wrestling, boxing, martial arts, kickboxing, karate, jiu jitsu, and more. All of these can result in damage to muscles and joints which can be relieved by Chinese Traditional Medicine, Swedish massage, Chinese herbs and more.

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