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Sports Massage

Sports massage was originally developed to help athletes prepare their bodies for optimal performance, recover after a big event, or function well during training. Sports massage emphasises prevention and healing of injuries to the muscles and tendons.

But you don’t have to be in the Olympics to benefit from sports massage. Sports massage is also good for people with injuries, chronic pain or restricted range of motion. The massage therapist generally concentrates on a specific problem area. (Sore neck and shoulders, anyone?)

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What Happens During Sports Massage?

Sports massage is a type of Swedish massage that stimulates circulation of blood and lymph fluids. Some sports massage movements use trigger point therapy to break down adhesion’s (knots within the muscles) and increase range of motion.

There are 4 Types of Sports Massage

  1. Pre-event sports massage — a short, stimulating massage 15-45 minutes before the event. It is directed toward the parts of the body that will be involved in the exertion.
  2. Post-event sports massage — given within an hour or two of the event, to normalize the body’s tissues.
  3. Restorative sports massage — given during training to allow the athlete to train harder and with less injury.
  4. Rehabilitative sports massage — aimed at alleviating pain due to injury and returning the body to health.

When Should I Get a Sports Massage?

A sports massage is a good choice if you have a specific problem, a tender knee from running for instance. It is a good idea to see a movement therapist, who can help you identify and correct the movement pattern that might be causing your injury in the first place.

The therapist generally focuses in on the problem area, a tight hamstring for instance, rather than giving you a full-body massage. If you have an expectations or questions about your treatment, please discuss this with your therapist.

CONTACT US

Holcombe Health Clinic
Holcombe Park
Curtis Way
Rochester
Kent ME1 2TQ

01634 817242

enquiries@holcombehealthclinic.co.uk

DIRECTIONS

By Car – from the M2
Exit the M2 at Junction 3 and head towards the A229 Chatham. Follow the A229 Chatham until you come to a large roundabout with Toys R Us and Homebase on your left, carry straight on over the roundabout and stay in the left-hand lane.
You’ll approach a set of traffic lights, be in the left-hand lane and turn left. Follow the road around to the left and take the first right into our access road. Holcombe Park is at the end.

By Rail
Take the train to Chatham. Either take a taxi or walk out of the station round to the right to the bus lay-by and follow the bus directions below.

By Bus
From Chatham bus or rail station, get the 101 bus towards Maidstone. Get off the bus outside the Horsted Park housing development. Head towards the traffic lights opposite the Horsted Park and travel down Marconi Way. Go under the barrier and down the access road. The clubhouse is at the end.

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