Sports Massage

What exercise takes away, massage will put back. Your body naturally stores tension and stress when under load. Regular massages will release tension leading to a reduction in injuries and improved performance. It’s a common belief that aches and pains are an inevitable consequence of physical activity. A therapeutic sports massage can actually reduce or eliminate pain and should play an important role in any sport or exercise program.

Whether for sporting purposes, relaxation or chronic pain, massage therapy has been shown to be effective for athletes from all walks of life, whether a weekend warrior or elite athlete.  It can help improve performance, prevent injury and promote recovery and has been shown to enhance your overall sense of both emotional and physical wellbeing.

Benefits of massage

Our qualified therapists specialise in a variety of hands on techniques such as remedial massage, deep tissue massage and sports massage. We are also able to prescribe corrective exercises including strengthening and stretching programs to assist your recovery and get you back in action, fast.

Sports massage focuses on treating soft tissue aches, pain and injuries that are associated with recreational activities. Massage can reduce muscle stiffness and improve relaxation by reducing heart rate and blood pressure.

Massage has been shown to be effective in:

  • Reducing or eliminating pain
  • Improving joint mobility
  • Improving circulation and lymphatic drainage
  • Reducing muscular tension

How we can help 

Some of the specific issues that massage can assist with are:

  • Exercise-induced pain
  • Over-use injuries
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Back pain & sciatica
  • Sore shoulders & neck
  • Tennis & golfers elbow
  • Sprains, strains & tears
  • Shin splints
  • Dislocations

Pre-Event massage

Is ideal for prepping your body for activity/sport.  It can increase blood supply to the muscles, improve joint mobility, improve mental outlook and stretch tissues.  A pre-event massage can also reduce pre-game stress or anxiety and enhance sport performance.

Post-Event massage

Is ideal for helping athletes recover from high intensity exercise by improving circulation, reducing muscle tension, reducing fatigue and delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS).

Treatment

While we have extensive experience in treating a range of elite athletes you certainly do not need to be a professional sports person to benefit from Powerhouse’s expertise. Research shows that deep massage after an intense workout actually causes muscles to enlarge and grow new mitochondria – the powerhouses of our cells, responsible for converting nutrients into useful energy.