Sports Massage London
Welcome to the place to come to for all your London Sports Massage related needs!
Sports Massage Therapy is hands-on massage treatment, working on soft tissue in order to reduce pain, improve function and restore correct muscle tone. If you have aches and pains, are recovering from a muscular injury or just want to feel better and move more freely, sports massage can help you.
We offer Sports Massage in Ealing, West London, and also a mobile service serving Richmond, Chiswick, Twickenham, and surrounding areas.
Active Biomechanics have experience working with a wide range of issues in clients. Our clients are active people wanting to get better at, or back to their chosen sport.
Sports Massage Benefits
Sports Massage Therapy can help you with:
- Sports injury treatment and rehabilitation
- Back and neck pain
- Joint problems
- Repetitive strain injury
- Lack of mobility
- Work related pain
- Injury prevention
- Performance enhancement for athletes
We use a wide range of techniques such as trigger point therapy, pin and stretch, anti-spasm exercises and isolytic contractions in order to improve muscle tone and remove trigger points and 'knots' that can cause pain.
We offer pre and post-training massage, which help with preparing for sports performance and recovering from a hard exertion respectively.
We are also available to offer pre and post event massage services at your event (marathon, triathlon, etc) - please contact us for details
Contact Us today for more information or to book a Sports Massage session.
TRIGGER POINT THERAPY
Trigger point therapy is concerned with breaking down the hard painful lumps within the muscle.
According to Travell and Simons, a trigger point is defined as "A highly irritable localised spot of exquisite tenderness in a nodule in a palpable taut band of skeletal muscle". What that means (in simple terms) is that a few of the muscle fibres in a muscle are in spasm (contracted), which can cause pain in the area of the trigger point and also in other parts of the body. This is called a referred pain pattern. It could be near to the affected area, or in some cases on the other side of the body.
Trigger points can be 'active' or 'latent'. An active trigger point is usually something you are aware of as a sharp pain or dull throbbing in the muscle. A latent trigger point might be something you are unaware of. It can be a feeling of vague discomfort or a feeling of tightness that stretching doesn't seem to help. Trigger points can be treated in a variety of different ways, but the quickest and most effective are simple anti-spasm techniques and something called 'ischaemic compression'. Anti-spasm techniques generally involve contracting the muscle at varying intensities and in varying degrees of elongation. This is generally pain-free, and it has the additional bonus of involving/reprogramming the nervous system's interaction with the muscle. Ischaemic compression is in essence pressing on the trigger point in order to manually disrupt the contraction in the area. This can be a painful experience, but is generally highly effective.
Contact Me today for more information or to book a sports therapy session.