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Sports Massage in Riviera, Calahonda, La Cala, Mijas, and Marbella

What is Sports Massage?

Sports Massage benefits those who enjoy keeping fit, not just athletes!

Sports massage / Remedial therapy is geared towards athletes of every kind, from world-class professionals to weekend joggers. The choice of Sports massage technique is specific to the athlete’s activity. Primarily, the focus will be on areas of the body that are overused and stressed from repetitive movements.

Sports massage therapy is gaining popularity as a valuable component in a balanced training regimen. Sports massage therapy can enhance pre-event preparation and reduce recovery time for maximum performance during training or after an event.

Athletes at every level have discovered that specially designed Sports massage promotes :

  • Flexibility

  • Reduces fatigue

  • Improves endurance

  • Helps prevent injuries

  • Prepares their body and mind for optimal performance

  • Targeted muscle-tendon junctions

One of the key benefits of Sports massage therapy compared to other modalities is its ability to target muscle-tendon junctions. A 2010 study in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research found that even a 30-second massage improved hip-flexor range of motion. Another study by Margaret Jones, PhD of the American College of Sports Medicine, demonstrated a notable trend toward decreased muscle soreness in athletes who received a massage before or after exercise.

Sports we are experienced with:

  • Running – from a few K’s to ultra marathons.

  • Golf

  • Cycling

  • Crossfit

  • Powerlifting & Olympic Lifting

  • Triathlons

  • Ironman

  • Ocean swimming

  • Football

  • Rugby Union and League

  • Cricket

  • Athletics

  • Jujutsu

  • Rowing

Clients often ask what the difference between sports and remedial massage is, and the short answer is generally none! It depends on the therapist’s knowledge of sports and exercise.

Here at Costa Health, we are trained in sports massage and injury management and are interested in exercise.

For anyone participating in regular physical activity, adding Sports massage therapy every week or two may be a great addition to your regular regimen.

Meet our Sports Massage Therapists

Why choose Costa Health for Sports Massage?

Opting for Costa Health for your Sports Massage is a choice that perfectly complements the dynamic and sunny lifestyle of the Costa del Sol. Whether you're a year-round resident or here to soak up the sun and scenery on holiday, our bespoke services are meticulously crafted to meet your body's rigorous demands, be it from competitive sports or the hustle and bustle of daily life. Our therapists aren't merely experts in their craft; they genuinely understand the lifestyle of actively engaged people, ensuring every session is customised to aid in your performance, expedite your recovery, and enhance your well-being.

At Costa Health, we adopt a comprehensive approach to sports massage, caring for the physical and mental facets of athletic life. Recognising the critical roles of swift recovery, flexibility, injury prevention, and improved circulation, we aim to enhance your enjoyment and success in whatever physical pursuits you're passionate about. Set against the backdrop of our tranquil clinic, your path to recovery is practical and thoroughly enjoyable, preparing you to dive back into your activities with renewed vigour and energy. Choosing Costa Health means you're not merely getting a sports massage; you're embracing a full-spectrum approach to wellness that champions your push for top performance and a vibrant, healthy life.

Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs about Sports Massage

Sports Massage is a specialised form of massage therapy designed to assist in the prevention and healing of sports injuries, as well as to enhance athletic performance. It's not solely for athletes; anyone experiencing chronic pain, muscle tension, or stress can benefit. The techniques used in Sports Massage target the deeper layers of muscle tissue, aiming to improve circulation, reduce muscle tightness, and promote flexibility.

The frequency of Sports Massage sessions varies based on individual needs, activity levels, and goals. Athletes in heavy training might benefit from weekly sessions, while others may find a session every few weeks or monthly beneficial for maintenance. It's also recommended to have a massage before and after major athletic events to prepare the body for peak performance and aid in recovery.

During your first session, the therapist will briefly assess your health history, current conditions, and goals. You'll discuss any specific areas of tension or injury. The massage will focus on areas of the body overused or stressed from repetitive and often aggressive movements. Expect a combination of deep tissue techniques, stretching, and movement.

While Sports Massage is designed to relieve tension and pain, some techniques may cause discomfort, especially when addressing deep-seated muscle knots or scar tissue. Communication with your therapist is key; they will adjust their technique based on your feedback to ensure the massage remains within your comfort threshold.

Comfortable, loose-fitting clothing is recommended. Depending on the area being treated, you may be asked to undress to your comfort level; however, your modesty will be respected at all times with appropriate draping techniques. Shorts are often a good choice for treatments focusing on lower body issues.

Sports Massage enhances performance by increasing flexibility, reducing muscle stiffness, improving blood flow, and reducing recovery time. These benefits help athletes train more effectively, perform better, and reduce the risk of injury. Additionally, Sports Massage can aid mental preparation for events by promoting relaxation and focus.

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