We are specialists in Sports Massage
What is a Sports massage?
Sports massage is a form of massage involving the manipulation of soft tissue and is usually performed to benefit a person engaged in regular physical activity.
Soft tissue is connective tissue that has not hardened into bone and cartilage; it includes skin, muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia (a form of connective tissue that lines and covers the other soft tissues).
Sports massage primary function is to assist in correcting problems and imbalances in soft tissue that are caused from repetitive and strenuous physical activity and trauma. A sports massage after exercise, may enhance performance, aid recovery and prevent injury.
Generally, the massage is a lot firmer (deep tissue) than Aromatherapy or Swedish massage as it works primarily on the body’s soft tissues of muscles, tendons and fascia. Although it is generally of firmer pressure, all pressure used is carefully tailored to individual needs, requirements, preferences and tolerance levels!
How will Sports massage work for me?
Sports Massage will ease stiffness and pain in tight muscles and joints. Sports massage also aids mobility, increases energy levels and often improves the rate at which the body recovers from injury and illness.
Examples of these techniques include Classical Massage Strokes; effleurage (stroking), petrissage (kneading), compression, friction, tapotement (rhythmic striking), vibration, gliding, stretching, percussion and trigger points.
Sports Massage incorporates a variety of different techniques depending on the needs of the individual.
BENEFITS OF SPORTS MASSAGE:
It can involve working on specific problem areas or old injury sites. It is also a very effective treatment for reducing stress and tension, whether caused by work or through participating in sport.
- Boost performance
- Injury prevention
- Pre-race preparation
- Post-race recovery
- Repetitive strains
- Improves Flexibility
- Breaks up scar tissue
- Cures & restores mobility to injured muscle tissue
- Dance & Sports Injuries
- Extends the overall life of your sporting career
How do we work?
Massage is like a cross between acupressure, Yoga , and Zen shiatsu and is inspired by Buddhist teachings.
The actual massage consists of slow, rhythmic compressions and stretches along the body's energy lines, also called sen in Thai. Over 70,000 sen are said to exist within the body, and Thai massage concentrates on applying pressure along 10 of the most important sen, using the palms of the hands, thumbs, elbows, and feet.
The effort from the practitioner works to free tension within the body. Practitioners also position the body into yoga-like poses and gently rock the body to open the joints and facilitate limbering.
The Specialists in Thai Massage in Birmingham
The following are some of the benefits of traditional Thai massage
- Increases flexibility and range of movement
- Eliminates muscle pain and muscle spasms
- Improves postural alignment
- Calms the nervous system
- Promotes a deep sense of relaxation with an increased energy level.
- Allows for a significant release of deep, emotional distress
- Stimulates blood circulation and lymph drainage
- Stimulates internal organs
- Relieves fatigue , swollen limbs, painful joints, and headaches
Massage can be strenuous for the practitioner. To become a master, it is said that the best place to learn is where the therapy originates.
The well known school at Wat Po in Bangkok and in Chiang Mai, The Institute of Thai Massage, both in Thailand, are famous for their teaching of the ancient art.
It is also possible to receive instruction in the United States from teachers who studied in Thailand.
Our practitioners of massage are taught the most important aspects of the meditative spiritual awareness, mindfulness, and concentration.
Correct body positioning and posture control while giving a massage are of vital importance to the practitioner in order to avoid injury, especially to the back.
How to find us
Directions from the North
Heading south on the A38(M) towards Birmingham City Centre, leave at the Park Circus junction (Sign posted for Aston Cross) and stay in the left lane. At the rouandabout, take the first exit onto the B4132 for 500 yds until you get to the next roundabout. Take the 3rd Exit onto Lichfield Road (A5127) towards Birmingham. You will pass Motorpoint on your right hand side and we are on the left hand side just before you get to the next roundabout. We have parking to the rear.
At the roundabout, take the first exit, and then turn immediately left (before the pedestrian crossing, through the silver gates to get to the car park. We are the first building on the left.