General Information on Sports Massage
Sports Massage or Sports Soft Tissue Therapy involves many options for the elite, amateur or novice athlete. Though sports massage helps athletes to prepare their bodies for optimal performance, with an emphasis on the prevention and the healing of injuries to muscles and tendons.
You don’t have to be an athlete to benefit from Sports massage, including people in physically demanding jobs and those not quite so obvious (occupational, emotional and postural stress may produce many similar characteristics to sports injuries). Sports massage assists with pain, restricted movement and specific problem areas.
Sports Massage is for both sports persons and non-sports persons alike.It is an effective form of treatment to relieve pain, treat injuries as well as a preventative treatment dealing with the health of muscle and connective tissue. Blood supply is increased, releasing tension, flushing through lactic acid and realigning scar tissue. Aiding in range of movement, tone, symmetry balance of muscle and quality of posture. I work instinctively to ensure the best results with minimal discomfort tailoring treatment to the individual.
Sports Massage or Sports Soft Tissue Therapy involves many options for the elite, amateur or novice athlete. Though sports massage helps athletes to prepare their bodies for optimal performance, with an emphasis on the prevention and the healing of injuries to muscles and tendons. You don’t have to be an athlete to benefit from Sports massage, including people in physically demanding jobs and those not quite so obvious (occupational, emotional and postural stress may produce many similar characteristics to sports injuries). Sports massage assists with pain, restricted movement and specific problem areas.
Sports massage tends to be deeper and more intense. It is based on the various elements of Swedish massage and often incorporates a combination of other techniques involving stretching, compression, friction, toning, and trigger point response techniques similar to Acupressure and Shiatsu. The skilled therapist brings together this blend of techniques, knowledge and advice during treatment, to work effectively with the client to bring about optimum performance and to provide injury-free training and minimise post event injuries.
The type of massage will depend entirely upon each individuals needs.
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.
Post-event sports massage — given within an hour or two of the event, to normalize the body’s tissues.
Pre-event and post-event massage therapies are tailored for distinct purposes.
Restorative sports massage — given during training to allow the athlete to train harder and with less injury. These sessions may involve assessment of range of motion, pain limiting factors and then addressing these issues that are adversely affecting Performance treatment in these sessions involve all types of soft tissue (massage) techniques and stretching
Rehabilitative sports massage — aimed at alleviating pain due to injury and returning the body to health.
Even with preventative maintenance, muscles cramp, tear, bruise, and ache. Sports massage can speed healing and reduce discomfort during the rehabilitation process.
Soft tissue techniques employed by sports massage therapists are effective in the management of both acute and chronic injuries.
Rebecca Garcia Levy, Massage and body therapist, beauty therapist.
Health and well-being is a necessity for finding inner balance, peace and healing for the mind and body, I strive to give top of the range high quality body treatments to each individual, ranging from deep tissue massage, reflexology & beauty treatments.
Our busy lifestyles can take over and before we know it we are in bubbles of stress and worry, which then impacts on our body, mind and soul.
It is important that we take time out to heal and re charge ourselves, massage and holistic treatments is the best way to do this!
I decided to follow a career path to work in an area to aid to heal people by providing holistic and treatments with an aspect of reiki for both men and women.
I have over 9 years’ experience working with the leading 5* Hotel Spas in the Bath area including the Bath Priory Hotel, Royal Crescent Hotel, The Pig near Bath and Lucknam Park Hotel.
All treatments are individually tailor made to your needs, with the use of specific essential oils suited to you, and are performed comfortably in a modern space at The Lansdown Clinic.
I have also trained in specialist training courses with the following up market brands: Elemis, Decleor, Li ‘Tya, Leighton Deny, Jessica polish and gels, The Bath House range, Anne Semonin and Carita. Other treatments that I have trained in include hot stone massage and bamboo massage.
Qualifications include: Beauty Therapy NVQ2, Spa and Complementary Therapies NVQ3, Holistic Therapies, Business and Entrepreneurship Level 4, PTTLS Teaching at Level 4.
For any further information please feel free to contact me on 07772533120 or alternatively please visit my website www.rebeccagarcialevy.com