Sports massage is helpful for anyone looking for a massage that really massages the muscles – not just strokes the skin. A common misconception is that sports massage is only for sports people – it’s not! Whilst it’s invaluable to athletes who need pre and post event work to either loosen, repair or refresh sore, aching limbs; sports massage is also ideal for those who don’t necessarily play sports, but perhaps sit in the same position for long periods, or carry out repetitive tasks. It can restore stiff, sore muscles to ones that move with pain-free ease; giving freedom from pain and discomfort.
The sports massage that Island Massages perform is finely tuned and sensitive. We are aware that some clients want a heavy duty, deep tissue treatment but others require a more gentle approach. Our sports massage is about listening carefully; and responding to the needs of the individual on a case by case basis.
What conditions can sports massage treat?
Our brand of sports massage aims to not just treat common sports injuries such as shin splints, hamstring tears and tennis elbow, but also common conditions such as scoliosis and sciatica, as well as stress related conditions such as tension headaches and migraines.