Sports Massage Birmingham
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Ultimate fitness Birmingham
Looking for Sports Massage Birmingham? You can feel refreshed, and energised, relieve muscle tension and improve flexibility and overall mobility with a Sports Massage. Massage, mobilisations, tractions, and rehabilitation exercises/stretches, may all be used as part of a typical sports massage treatment. Both amateur and professional athletes benefit from sports massage. The advantages of pre-and post-event massage, which promotes recovery and targets problem areas, are well-known among sportsmen. To benefit from sports massage treatment, you don’t need to be an athlete.
We offer a complimentary in-depth posture assessment at your 1st session which allows us to observe and tailor your treatment to gain the best results.
What are the conditions sports massage can treat?
- Deep Tissue Work
- Improve Circulation
- Relieve Sore Muscles
- Muscle Strengthening
- ACL Rehabilitation
- Trigger Pointing
- Release Muscle Tension
- Prevent Lactic Acid Build-up
- Improve Joint Movement
- Tight Muscle Specific Pressure Points
- Improve Range Of Motion
- Increase Flexibility
Sports Massage Therapist
Fiona Prochowski – BSc Sports Therapist
My career has a vast array of experience from pitch-side with national and representative Rugby Union squads to working within the NHS Physiotherapy team at Warwick and Leamington hospitals aiding inpatient recovery on neurological, surgical and medical wards. I have also prepared runners at the London Marathon, worked ringside for the England squad at two World Inline Roller Hockey Championships and provided sports massage at British Athletics events.
I work privately at Ultimate Fitness Birmingham and Better Bodies Birmingham providing tailored one-to-one treatments. And as a therapist for the Senior men’s 1st XV team at Bournville Rugby Club, North Midlands U20s Men and U18s Ladies. I am knowledgeable and experienced with the treatment of complex conditions and I have an interest in the study and re-education of biomechanics.
- BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy
- BOst (hons) in Osteopathy (ongoing)
- Level 4 Sports Massage
- Level 2 Gym Instructor
- RFU Immediate Care in Sport
Valentina Kaminskaite – BSc Sports Therapist
I’m a first-class graduate in BSc Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation from the University of Derby and have worked in both clinical and pitchside environments – from the calm to the chaotic! I currently also work with Belper Town FC as their lead Sports Therapist. During my experience, I’ve worked with people of all ages and abilities – I believe everyone deserves the chance to be heard, acknowledged and cared for.
I’ve been involved in sports for as long as I can remember. I’ve played indoor and beach volleyball since I was a child, and tried my hand at every sport I’ve had the opportunity to participate in along the way. As an athlete myself, I’m passionate about helping others on their journeys, aiding recovery from frustrating injuries and niggles, and improving performance.
- BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
- Level 3 Sports Massage
- Level 4 Immediate Trauma Medical Management in Football
Isaac Amujo – BSc Sports Therapist
I graduated from Coventry University with a BSc in Sports Therapy. I have experience in both clinical and sporting environments, including sports such as football, hockey and rugby amongst others. These experiences have allowed me to develop a broad set of skills as a Sports Therapist.
Being an active person myself, I’ve always had a strong interest in sports. I played football competitively throughout my childhood and also grew up enjoying other sports like basketball, tennis and athletics. The rigours of sport helped me to develop a passion for being in the best shape possible in everything I set my mind to. My love for Sports Therapy was ignited during rehabilitating injuries sustained during my own sporting career. The urge to recover maximally became a motivation for me and I gained an enthusiasm to help others do the same.
- BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy
- Level 3 First Aid
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SPORTS MASSAGE FAQS
What is sports massage?
Sports massage is a technique involving the manipulation of soft tissue, including tendons, muscles, and fascia. Sports massage assists to correct imbalances, release tension, and ease aches and pains that our bodies might be carrying around from bad posture, excessive physical activity, or lack of maintenance.
Taking advantage of sports massage before and after exercise could enhance performance, speed up recovery, and reduce the risk of injury.
What are the benefits of sports massage?
According to reports, sports massage can have both physiological and psychological advantages, including:
- Increased range of motion
- Increased flexibility
- Reduced muscle tension
- Reduced muscle spasms
- Increased sense of well-being
- Improved sleep
How will I feel after a sports massage?
Sports massage is a safe practice, however after receiving a sports massage, you may have post-treatment soreness and your muscles could feel tight for up to 48 hours, which is a sign that your muscles are still recovering.
Are there any side effects of a sports massage?
During the application of sports massage, you will likely experience a general reddening of the skin which is known as erythema. Erythema occurs as the blood vessels dilate, increasing blood flow and therefore assisting in flushing away the toxins released during the treatment. Simultaneously fresh oxygenated blood containing nutrients and components such as collagen rush in to aid recovery and repair of soft tissue.
How soon after injury can I have a sports massage?
We can provide sports massage instantly after injury, we will adjust the techniques accordingly. Research has shown that there is a benefit to the healing process to receive massage instantly after treatment to assist with the healing process. We can help speed the healing process up by encouraging blood flow, the production of collagen and reducing (not stopping) inflammation.
The inflammation process (the first 72 hours post-injury) is the body’s natural response to injury, providing the area with all the components required for healing; why would we want to stop this process from happening?
Depending on the injury, following this early treatment, we may recommend that you book in for an injury assessment with our partner company Protune Sports Therapy.
Four main types of sports massage
Sports massage attempts to enhance athletes’ performance in sports, prevent injuries, and speed up recovery. Four basic types of sports massage therapies are used often by practitioners.
The first type is pre-event massage, which is given right before a sporting event to get the athlete emotionally and physically ready. It usually entails quick, energising strokes that warm the muscles and promote circulation.
The second is post-event massage, which speeds up recovery and reduces pain in the muscles after intense exercise. In order to aid in the removal of metabolic waste and to encourage relaxation, gentle strokes, stretching, and compression are frequently used.
The third type, known as restorative massage, is carried out during athletic activities to address muscular imbalances or tense areas. It involves deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy, and stretching to loosen up tight muscles and increase flexibility.
Last but not least, rehabilitative massage is used to speed up the healing process after injuries or musculoskeletal problems. This method uses specific massage, stretching, and other techniques to encourage healing, restore functionality, and stop further damage. The four different types of sports massage mentioned above are crucial parts of every athlete’s training programme since they promote general health and peak performance.
Sports massage vs Deep tissue massage
Although both sports and deep tissue massage are beneficial for treating musculoskeletal problems while improving general well-being, they are not comparable.
A sports massage is designed primarily for athletes and anyone with regular physical exercise. Its main objectives are to enhance athletic performance, avoid injuries, and speed up recovery. Incorporating numerous techniques to improve circulation, flexibility, and range of motion, such as Swedish massage, compression, stretching, and joint mobilisation.
In contrast, deep tissue massage works on the deeper levels of the muscles and fascia to break up adhesions and release knots that have built up through time. Using myofascial release and trigger point therapy breaks down scar tissue and promotes pain alleviation, along with slower, more intense pressure.
While deep tissue massage tends to be more focused and intense, sports massage is typically more stimulating and energising. The decision between sports massage and deep tissue massage ultimately comes down to individual requirements and goals. sports massage is beneficial for athletes and active people. On the other hand, deep tissue massage is ideal for people who need to relieve long-term muscular strain or injuries.
How many appointments will I need?
Depending on the type of your condition and your lifestyle, this will vary; however, the majority of complaints can be resolved in an average of 3-6 appointments. If you are working on the same area, it is advised to wait one week between sessions to give the body time to heal before the next one.
You may be advised by your therapist to schedule several sessions each week. These sessions, though, are going to alter, during one session, the therapist may concentrate on the back, and a few days later, during another, the therapist would concentrate on the legs.