How do you know whether you need Physiotherapy or a Sports massage?
Sports massage therapy is a discipline which practitioners are trained to mobilise the soft tissues of the body, these are your muscles and the fascia around your muscles. They are trained to use techniques that include, deep massage, fascial stretching, rolling and kneading the muscles.
Sometimes if muscles are being constantly worked then they can develop knots. Muscles can also be the cause of pain such as tension in the shoulder muscles can lead to head or neck pain. Knots in the calf muscles can lead to calf pain. Tension through the gluteals can lead to back stiffness.
Sports massage focuses on releasing out these muscles. Some longstanding complaints may benefit from regular massage. Sports persons also benefit from regular massage especially when they are building up muscle mass as tight muscles can make movements feel stiff and hindered.
If you are experiencing stiffness rather than pain then a sports massage can be your first point of call. A good sports masseuse will know if you may need a more detailed assessment that can be provided by a physio.
If you are experiencing pain then it is always worth getting a thorough assessment and then if massage is indicated the physio will be able to refer you.
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