What is sports massage and is it for me?

People often misconstrue sports massage as the type of massage needed when they are an elite athlete, or if not elite, training and exercising to a high standard nonetheless.

Wrong! And this is why sports massage was renamed as “soft tissue” therapy quite recently. 

Unfortunately, soft tissue therapy does not explain much either, as it can encompass a beautician’s very light, relaxing massage as well as specifically targeted deep work into the muscles.

So let me explain what it is, and any differences from other forms of massage.

Firstly, any massage begins and ends with warming the muscles through, so even in a sports massage the therapist should be  doing some long, warming strokes upwards along the body before working deeper. 

A deep tissue massage then combines some deeper work but can still be relaxing

Sports often focuses on one area of the body instead of a full body – but at TLC we tailormake it as some people quite simply come for an overhaul – they are not necessarily sporty but they keep active.  Sports massage even benefits sedentary