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Sports massage is the management, manipulation and rehabilitation of the soft tissues of the body including muscles, tendons and ligaments, and treatment is available at Roundwood Health Clinic in Barnsley.

Despite its title, sports massage is not just for those undertaking exercise and athletic performance but also everyday aches and pains that anyone can develop. The therapy can be applied to the body as a whole or more commonly focuses on the specific areas of discomfort.

Benefits of sports massage

Sports massage relieves tension and restores a muscular and skeletal balance through;

  • Improving blood circulation
  • Removing waste products
  • Sedating or stimulating nerve endings
  • Increasing or decreasing muscle tone
  • Increasing or decreasing muscle length
  • Preventing injury
  • Restoring mobility and range of movement

Is sports massage for you?

You do not need to be a sports performer to benefit from a sports massage. It can help alleviate day to day issues such as repetitive strain injuries, lingering pain, tensions, sprains and fatigue. Whilst, in regards to physical exercise and sports performance it can be used to treat acute injuries, improve flexibility and range of movement, aid recovery and enhance performance.

Our masseuse will be able to identify anyone for whom sports massage would be ill-advised or detrimental to their short term or long term well being. They will assess each client and provide the appropriate massage technique, and advise on alternative action if required.

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