Sports & Remedial Massage Therapy
Massage Therapy can play an important role in the life and well-being for all individuals, whether they are an athlete, office worker or full time mum! Massage has a number of benefits, including physical, physiological and psychological.
Remedial Massage can help maintain the body in a better condition, helping to restore joint and muscle mobility, prevent injuries and boost performance.
At Massage Fit, we use a variety of manual therapy techniques including deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy and general sports massage.
Benefits of Massage
Pain reduction: Tension and waste products in muscles can often cause pain. Massage helps reduce this in many ways including releasing the bodies endorphins.
Increased circulation and tissue permeability: Massage assists in moving fluids and nutrients through blood and lymph vessels allowing for better circulation and removal of waste products such as lactic acid. This encourages the muscles to take up oxygen and nutrients which help them recover quicker!
Stretching: Massage can help to stretch tissues that could not be stretched in the usual methods. Bundles of muscle fibres are stretched lengthwise as well as sideways. Massage can also stretch the sheath or fascia that surrounds the muscle, so releasing any tension or pressure build up.
Break down of scar tissue: Scar tissue is the result of previous injuries or trauma and can effect muscle, tendons and ligaments. This can lead to inflexible tissues that are prone to injury and pain.
Relaxation: Muscles can help with relaxation through heat generation, circulation and stretching. Mechanoreceptors which sense touch, pressure, tissue length and warmth are stimulated causing a reflex relaxation.
Stress and Anxiety reduction: Through the effects mentioned above relaxation is induced and so can reduction in stress and anxiety levels.
Elite Sports Teams
Massage Fit has a passion for working alongside the best of the best. With opportunities to work with elite sporting clubs and organisations, we have been able to bring the standards and expectations of the elite back to the wider community! Currently, Massage Fit is working with the Port Adelaide Football Club (AFL), Volleyball SA (including both the Adelaide Storm state indoor volleyball team as well as national beach volleyball events) and local soccer and football clubs.
With a growing reputation in elite sports, Massage Fit has also been given the opportunity to work with travelling clubs from interstate and has recently worked with teams such as the Melbourne Stars (Big Bash League), Victorian Bushrangers (Domestic Cricket League), and the Brisbane Roar (A-League soccer).
Alongside sporting teams, Massage Fit has also worked as part of numerous community events, such as the 2015 Australian Masters Games, the 2015 Little Heroes Slowdown, and the 2016 Cancer Council Relay for Life. Athletes are not the only ones who need help with muscle tension, and it is always great to work with the larger community across Adelaide.
If you have a community event coming up and would like Massage Fit to be involved, please contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org