Massage

Sports Massage, Richmond

Looking for a sports massage therapist in Richmond that you can rely on? Look no further than Adaptive Chiropractic.

Essentially tailored towards encouraging athletes to maintain their optimal state for continued athletic performance, sports massage plays a key role in any training program and can benefit one’s health tremendously. Conveniently located in Richmond, our sports massage therapists are committed to providing you a smooth and stress-free experience.

What are the benefits of a sports massage?

A sports massage is especially beneficial for muscle-tendon junctions and can be an ideal pre-workout regimen or be part of your post-workout care. Some of the benefits include:

  • Increased flexibility
  • Lessen muscle soreness
  • Improve endurance
  • Helps to prevent injuries
  • Reduces fatigue
  • Enhances blood circulation
  • Helps to prevent injuries
  • Prepares body and mind for better performance

How is sports massage different from remedial massage?

Defined as “giving or intended as a remedy or cure,” a remedial massage is a thorough and a full-body massage, ideally to smooth out any areas of tension or knots you may have, finding and releasing tension throughout the session. Alternatively, the session can also be more focused. Whether you prefer a dedicated shoulders and neck treatment, or a leg session, you are free to voice your specific concerns. A remedial massage can be done at any time and is a base line from which a therapist can look to add value to their services; usually depending on their individual skills and experience.

Generally geared towards athletes, sports massage techniques and pressure will alter depending on the client, their sport and where they are in their training program. Our experienced sports massage therapist in Richmond is equipped to provide sports massages as part of a pre-event preparation regimen or to reduce recovery time during training and after an event. Unlike the remedial massage, a sports massage uses more dynamic techniques such as stretching, to soften muscles quickly and painlessly.

With a sports massage, the focus is on providing general long strokes that stimulate blood flow, while also freeing up any fibrous tension and causing minimal pain in doing so. Less intention is placed towards the specific trigger points of one’s body. The fundamental purpose of a sports massage is to provide the client muscle and joint treatment, catered to their needs.

When should you get a sports massage?

While many people assume that a sports massage is only for the athletes, that is untrue. Our sports massage therapist tailors towards athletes – from elite professionals to weekend surfers, however, if you regularly put your body under strain from activity, experience muscle soreness from training or have a sports related injury, you are welcome to have a sports massage as well.

The ideal time to get a sports massage can vary depending on where you are in your training schedule, so it is important that you discuss your routine with our qualified therapists before scheduling your sports massage in Richmond. This is to ensure they get to know you and your body so you can get the most out of every treatment.

Massage therapy solutions for all

Sports massage can provide you with fast and effective pain and relief, as well as improve your quality of life. Here at Adaptive Chiropractic, we offer a holistic approach and take pride in our expertise and high standard of treatment.

Located behind Richmond’s Epworth Hospital, we provide outstanding sports massage treatment in a warm and inviting practice. With our convenient location, we are able to serve clients coming in from all over Melbourne, particularly Burnley and Collingwood. Want to know more? Contact us for details, or make an appointment to see us today!

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