Sports massage is an excellent way to speed up recovery during intense training and follow an injury.
Jack has a wealth of experience in sports massage and is currently in the process of publishing research on myofascial release.
Jack has worked with the first teams at both Wolverhampton Wanderers and Gloucester Rugby, and has worked with numerous premiership and international football, rugby and athletics professionals. Jack has also worked with west-end dancers, elite tennis academies, professional golfers and academy footballers of all ages.
What are the benefits of Sport Massage?
Sports Massage has a number of benefits including physical, physiological and psychological.
It further enhances recovery, which is why every professional sports team in the country has a sports masseur.
- Invigoration – Massage can leave you feeling invigorated and with more energy. This is particularly useful before an event, and may help decrease cramp-like symptoms.
- Pain reduction – Massage helps reduce tension and releases endorphins, influencing our pain perception and making us feel good.
- Relaxation – Muscles relax through heat generated, circulation and stretching. Massage induces relaxation, which in turn reduces anxiety.
- Flushing effect – Massages aids the return of blood to the heart and also assists the flushing effect which can help remove toxins, reduce swelling or aid the return of ‘lymph’.
- ROM – Numerous studies have found a benefit to flexibility and joint range of motion post-massage.