Sports Massage in New Ross

Relax, Restore & Recover. Easily accessible from Waterford & Wexford.

What is a sports massage?

Sports massage is a type of manual therapy, typically used by athletes and sports enthusiasts to prepare and heal before, after or during physical activity or sports events. It can also be used simply as a therapeutic massage, to deal with concerns such as back pain, neck pain, and so on.

We are an osteopathy, sports therapy and sports massage clinic in Raheen, County Kilkenny, easily accessible from the surrounding area including County Wexford and County Waterford. Our clinicians here at Just One Body will work with you and create a treatment plan to get you back to your best. To find out more about how our clinicians can help you, use our quick and easy online booking system to book a free 15 mins discussion to explore your needs.

 

 

Why have a sports massage?

Perhaps you have an upcoming sports competition or event, but you don’t feel at your best due to discomfort or pain. It may be that you’ve noticed a reduction in movement or mobility following a strenuous workout. You may be an office worker, or driver, realising that your seating position or posture may be preventing you from achieving your fitness goals. Sports Massage is a key element in multidisciplinary sports healthcare, working alongside physiotherapists, trainers, and nutritionists, sport massage therapists contribute to the holistic care of athletes and sports enthusiasts.

Massage techniques have been a growing part of fitness and health for many years, with its therapeutic benefits being utilised for centuries. In recent years, sports massage has become an important and prominent part of modern medicine, focusing on an individual’s recovery, injury prevention and post event care and rehabilitation.

Osteopathy or sports massage?

Here at Just One Body, our care and commitment goes beyond sports massage. We also specialise in osteopathy & sports therapy. Our practitioners will work closely with you, catering a bespoke treatment plan that suits your individual needs. Generally speaking, sports massage is aimed at improving fitness performance and aiding with post-event recovery, whereas osteopathy is aimed at improving mobility and function as well as advising on lifestyle changes to improve overall well being. Our clinicians will help you to decide the best course of action that will benefit you and help you regain lost confidence and reach your potential.

Sports massage methods and techniques

Deep tissue massage

Deep tissue massage is a physical treatment method that uses slow movements to targeted areas in order to treat chronic pain, muscle tension, and injuries. It uses the application of sustained pressure aimed at the deeper layers of muscle and connective tissues. A deep tissue massage can be hugely effective at relieving chronic pain, reducing stress, increasing mobility and enhancing circulation.

Swedish massage

As opposed to a deep tissue massage, a Swedish massage is aimed at relaxation and promoting mental well being. Your clinician will use slow, gentle and deliberate strokes, using friction, vibration and long sliding movements. The goal of a Swedish massage is to increase muscle flexibility, detox the body through increased circulation, and attain relaxation.

Myofascial release

The fascia is the connective tissue that surrounds our organs, with myofascial tissues connecting and supporting our muscles. The fascia tissues can become irritated or inflamed with repeated movements such as running, jumping or throwing. Myofascial release therapy is a targeted physical therapy specifically aimed to reduce swelling and tightness that can be present inside these connective tissues. It can be used to increase mobility and flexibility.

Injury rehabilitation

Here at Just One Body, we understand how much we can often push our bodies. Whether it be at work, at the gym or participating in a sports competition or event, an injury can happen anywhere. Our massage therapists use techniques to identify areas of pain and discomfort in order to assist the healing process and speed up recovery. Our practitioners can aid in the rehabilitation process, getting you back to your best.

Stretching

Stretching is a very common technique used in sports massage. It uses the body’s own movement to reduce tension, increase flexibility and promote a wider range of mobility. Stretches may include counterstrain, tensing specific muscle groups against your clinician or specialised equipment in order to bring relief and relaxation to a specific muscle or muscle group. Your practitioner will cater specific individual movements and exercises or assisted movements targeting your specific points of tightness or injury, speeding up your recovery process.

Is sports massage the right treatment for me?

Whether you have been considering a sports massage in answer to a recent or older sporting injury, you are exploring options to reduce persistent discomfort, tightness or reduced movements, or you simply would like to find out more about how our expert massage therapists can increase your mobility and flexibility, a sports massage can help. We will use our multidisciplinary collaborative approach to ensure that you receive comprehensive care, addressing both the physical and mental aspects of your well being.

Booking a sports massage appointment

Booking an appointment is extremely easy, and if it is your first appointment with us, we offer a free 15-minute introductory session. Simply use our incredibly quick and easy online booking system, email us on info@justonebody.ie for more information or call us now on 051 432 006. Our clinic is conveniently located in the townland of Raheen in County Kilkenny, just off of the N25.