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Sports Massage

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What Is Sports Massage?

Don’t be fooled by the name, consider sports massage to be a deep tissue massage suitable for sports people and non-sports people alike. At Belfast Back Care and Physiotherapy Centre, sports massage is used as an important component of Physiotherapy treatment and as a stand alone treatment. When using sports massage it is especially important to have a thorough understanding of anatomy and physiology, in particular the muscular and skeletal systems which as Chartered Physiotherapists puts us in an ideal position.

Aim Of Sports Massage

Sports massage aims to uncover and relieve underlying problems such as;

  • increased muscle tension
  • trigger points
  • thickened tissue
  • pain

All these injuries create an imbalance in the bodies musculo-skeletal system. When performed on a regular basis sports massage can help prevent injuries to not only the muscles but also joints, ligaments and tendons hence why it is so popular among athletes pre and post activity but also advantageous to non-athletes.

How Sports Massage Works

  • Warms the tissues
  • Increasing blood flow to the muscle
  • Stimulating peripheral nerves
  • Relaxes the muscle
  • Encourages patient relaxation
  • Stretches muscle fibres
  • Mobilises fluids e.g. lactic acid
  • Breaks down lesions and scar tissue

Benefits Of Sports Massage

  • Injury prevention
  • Uncovering underlying problems
  • Improving performance
  • Relaxation of mind and body
  • Speeding up recovery time post exercise
  • Treating muscular injuries

Sports massage has been successfully used at our centre in treating marathon runners, hairdressers, professional boxers, civil servants, recreational golfers and many many more.

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Check out this testimonial from past CEO of Titanic Belfast, now with Westport House & Hotel Westport, Tim Husbands MBE.

‘’I went to see Aidan early in 2016 , after I had suffered a neck injury from football. It had been diagnosed as Acute, and was very debilitating and pain being ever present. Aidan helped me back on the road to recovery , working with health partners, and the health insurance company, initially on a weekly basis with Dry needle work and some muscle treatment. I worked with him over the next twelve months making gradual progress, being sensitive to the pain caused by the injury but needing a firm plan having identified a personalised treatment and fitness programme for me. Now 18 months on, my health is 100% better than it was and I just need to go back every few months for a health check and for any tweaking to be done after the rough and tumble stress caused by everyday work. I am very grateful for his encouragement throughout and for the professional way in which he and his team carry out their work’’.
Tim played a massive part in Belfast tourism and the wider community. #belfastbackcare #physiotherapy #5starreview #neckpain #comebacksoontim
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Happy Valentine's Day everyone!
Sorry for the delay but the winner of our Valentine's competition is.................
Andrena Steele🎉♥️😃💕Congratulations!

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622 Antrim Road
Belfast, BT15 5GP
Telephone: 02890 779560
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