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As an athlete, you have to pay attention to all aspects of your training and rehabilitation. At Perth Wellness physiotherapists are trained to work alongside our massage therapists. We are trained in human function and movement.

Our physiotherapists have four years of training in soft tissue manipulation and can also screen for other serious conditions and make recommendations to the therapist. We can focus on the areas of the body that are overused and stressed.

We are able to focus on those muscles that are most affected by your particular sport of choice. Sports massage can reduce your recovery time for maximum performance.

What to Expect from a Sports Massage

When you have a sports massage treatment, you are optimizing your mind and body to be the best competitor you can be. While sports massage can be relaxing, much of it is focused on the deep tissue areas and might leave some soreness.

At the beginning of your appointment, your posture will be assessed. Your therapist will also assess your range of motion by asking you to stretch in various ways. Your pain levels will be discussed. Your medical and massage history will be discussed.

Many people see little difference between deep tissue massage and sports massage. Sports massage does have real components of deep tissue work, but the massage itself also has components of the long slow relaxation techniques found in Swedish massage.
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What to Know About a Sports Massages

Massage has been incorporated into training programs everywhere. From weekend warriors, to high school basketball teams to Olympic teams, to professional sports clubs. The benefits of this massage have proven to be numerous.

The deep tissue aspects of sports massage can ease myofascial tensions, cramping, and the tightened muscles that many athletes endure. The more relaxing aspects of it help the athlete calm themselves both mentally and physically. The massage focuses on the areas that need the most attention.

Sports massage is not just for athletes though. This very focused type of massage can help anyone experiencing muscle pains. While sports massage has not been embraced by everyone, it’s popularity continues to grow as more and more athletes experience the benefits of it.

So whether your athletic prowess ends with the occasional game of tennis to the weekly battering taken by professional Rugby players, sports massage may very well help you feel better.

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Athletes, whether professional athletes or weekend warriors, can benefit from sports massage. Our physiotherapists have the ability to target specific muscle-tendon junctions that can suffer the most. Ultimately, the benefits of sports massage are:

  • Sports massage promotes flexibility
  • Improves the endurance that your sport requires
  • Helps you prevent future injuries

  • Relieves pain
  • Promotes relaxation
  • Prepares mind and body for optimal performance