“I was trying for the ‘Tough Guy’ and I came in to see Ben at C1 for some sports massage therapy to help with my training. When I came to see him I had shin-splints, some foot pain and plantar fasciitis. After a few treatments these were resolved and I completed the Tough Guy with a personal best. For my next challenge I signed up for my first ever marathon, the Brighton marathon. I kept coming to see Ben during the training and I ran the race in under 4 hours. Without regular treatment I would never have broken the 4 hour barrier; never have run the race as quickly as I did and never have enjoyed it as much. So, what’s next?”
Sports massage is a broad term given to the manipulation of the soft tissues of the body including muscles, ligaments, tendons and fascia. Sports massage can be applied in pre or post event situations as well as incorporated into a training or rehabilitative programme. I incorporate sports massage with many of the other approaches I have learnt for maximum benefit and minimum discomfort. Other key areas of the treatment will include addressing muscle imbalances which may include self stretching and strengthening exercises.
- Sports massage may:
- Maintain the body generally in better condition.
- Prevent injuries and loss of mobility / flexibility.
- Cure and restore mobility to injured muscle tissue.
- Boost performance
- Extend the overall life of your sporting career
- Assist in mental preparation for sporting participation
You do not need to be a sports performer to benefit from a sports massage. The benefits above can also help relieve the many day to day problems, repetitive strain injury, sprains, tension, fatigue, that everyone experiences. I work with a great range of clients in assisting with preventive treatment and injury recovery so sports massage has something to offer for everyone.