About Sport and Reconditioning massage

How can massage help your body? 


Massage may be an appropriate technique for helping certain sports injuries, especially muscle injuries, to heal.

Massage is the most effective form of injury rehabilitation therapy for speeding up the healing process and preventing re-injury. 


Sports massage can help to support the treatment of:

  • muscle pain and stiffness

  • muscle strain

  • edema (swelling)

  • muscle soreness

  • muscle sprains

  • muscle tension

  • sore spots

  • repetitive strain injuries

  • tendinitis


Acute infectious disease


Heavy bruising



High blood pressure

Inflammation due to tissue damage



Varicose veins


Individuals who are intoxicated are not good candidates for sports massage.

Motion and Flexibility

Sports massage can help relax overly tense muscles and provide additional flexibility. 

Shortens Recovery Time

Ideal to help the body deal with this stress and injury prevention. A proper massage increases blood flow and lymph fluid, both assisting in the body’s natural healing process, speeding waste removal and general health improvement. Swelling and inflammation associated with physical activity is also reduced. Scar tissue, normal from a severe injury, can be lessened with massage.

Reduces Pain

Supply of Oxygen and Nutrients

A body in pain is a sign of overworked muscles and is not healthy. Massage increases blood and lymph fluid flow, thereby speeding the injury rehabilitation process. A massage also helps with pain from spasms and cramps.

Blood flow into muscles is vital to creating new tissue and increased strength and stamina. Massage increases blood flow for additional oxygen and nutrients.

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