The benefits of Sports Massage…

by admin / 25 March 2014 / No Comments

Massaging before physical exercise is beneficial as it warms up the muscles, allowing flexibility and more oxygen circulating to the working muscles, making them function more efficiently. Deep tissue massage should be avoided just before performance as it will have a reverse effect by loosening the muscles off too much and could cause injury.

Massaging after physical exercise is beneficial as it helps flush toxins and lactic acid build up out of the muscle fibres, allowing relaxation and your original range of movement restored, which all helps reduce recovery time. Constantly tight muscles can eventually lead to pain in different parts of your body. This soreness and pain can increase overtime and can even lead to injury. A post workout body massage can help you to reduce the severity of post-workout pain and delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS), that may show up 24 to 48 hours after an intense workout.

Our practitioner, Poppy Bowler can assist you in this area.

About Poppy…
Poppy treats a wide range of patients from teenagers to the elderly. Any musculo-skeletal problems arising from sports, poor posture and alignment and life’s general stress and tension it can bring. She is able to adapt her style for each individual treatments, including the amount of pressure applied.

  • Graduating November 2014 with a BSc (Hons) in Acupuncture and The Chinese Five Elements after 3 ½ years of training at C.I.C.M (College of Integrated Chinese Medicine) in Reading.
  • Qualified from the Oxford school of Sports Massage in 2010 with a B-TECH Level 5.
  • Regularly attends CPD days to enhance her training and knowledge.
  • Member of the I.S.R.M (Institute of Sport and Remedial massage).
  • A Member of the British Acupuncture Council MBAcC.

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