What is Sports Massage?

Sports Massage treatments take place at our Welwyn Garden City clinic or in the comfort of your own home, meaning that you can receive sports massage treatments from the official partner of Kings Langley FC.

Sports Massage is a type of soft tissue therapy that is applied in a sporting context. It involves the manipulation of skin, muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia to assist in correcting problems and imbalances within the body that are caused by repetitive, strenuous physical activity and trauma. It uses a variety of different techniques including:

  • Soft tissue release
  • Neuromuscular technique
  • Muscle energy technique
  • Friction
  • Compression
  • Trigger point technique

These techniques are designed to reduce hypertonicity within the muscles, ease sore or problem areas and increase range of movement as well as improve general health maintenance. The main focus of this treatment is to help you achieve your peak performance, to remain injury free as well as to support healing.

What are the benefits of Sports Massage?

rhiannon jenkins sports massage and dean barker at kings langley fcSports Massage comes with a number of benefits. These include:

  • Greater flexibility and range of motion
  • Improved performance
  • Injury prevention
  • Improved injury recovery
  • Improved self-awareness and proprioception
  • Pain reduction

Like many of our clients, we are results driven, with our long-term aim being to encourage a better balance within your soft tissue and ultimately better function in movement. We love to work as a part of a team, so if you have a coach, personal trainer or physio that you are already working with let us know. Sharing the same goals as the rest of your team will help us help you capitalise on your long-term goals.

Who is this treatment suitable for?

Whether you are an experienced athlete or have just started training for the first time, a Sports Massage is for anyone who enjoys regular exercise.

For those serious about their sport, this type of massage can also be incorporated into your regular training schedule to support your training or you may choose to have a pre or post event massage when taking part in a race or sporting event.

What injuries do you treat?

Whilst a Sports Massage can improve your overall performance and muscle maintenance, this treatment can be used to address a variety of sports-related conditions including (but not limited to):

  • Muscular tension (e.g. back, neck, shoulders and lower back pain)
  • Muscular strains and sprains
  • Trigger Points
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Sciatica
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Frozen Shoulder

Do you have an underlining health condition? We have a full list of contraindications on our website. However, if there is anything you are unsure of, please have a conversation with us. We will be more than happy to discuss your condition privately over the telephone as part of an initial consultation.

What can I expect from my treatment?

rhiannon jenkins of jenkins soft tissue therapy with backpackNo sport is identical and no two athletes approach their training or competitions in the same way. At Jenkins Soft Tissue Therapy, we believe in tailoring your treatment to your unique needs. Our aim is to support you on your journey towards your peak performance and addressing muscular imbalances.

Initially we may conduct a postural analysis as well as range of motion testing and gait analysis to help give your therapist a clear understanding of your condition and your long-term goals. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or a keen amateur, your treatment plan will then be tailored to your individual needs.

All initial sessions at Jenkins Soft Tissue Therapy are 90-minutes. This includes a free, 30-minute consultation. Following on from this, further appointments can be booked for 30 or 60 minutes. Book your appointment online or call us today on 07366 377107 for an informal chat or to book your treatment over the telephone.

If you are suffering from a chronic injury or non-sport-related complaint, it may be worth considering a Remedial or Deep Tissue Massage.

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