Sports Massage is a deep manipulative therapy that specialises in the management and repair of the soft tissues of the body, such as the muscles, ligaments and tendons, using soft tissue massage, muscle energy techniques, neuromuscular techniques, myofascial release, joint articulations and soft tissue release as part of a treatment.
Cass is a member of the Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT).
On booking your initial appointment, you will receive a booking confirmation email with links to complete your patient intake forms before your appointment.
Your sports therapist will work with you during the session, being mindful of any injuries and associated pain you may be having.
Unit 29 Graylands Estate, Langhurst Wood Road, Horsham, West Sussex RH12 4QD
Our sports massage service areas include West Sussex, Horsham and Crawley. Your appointment will be at our clinic on Graylands estate between Horsham and Crawley.
A sports massage is a type of therapeutic massage tailored to the needs of athletes. However, anyone can enjoy the benefits of a sports massage. It uses various techniques such as compression, stretching, friction, joint mobilization and trigger point therapy to address specific muscle tension and/or soft tissue restriction that can commonly occur in active people.
These techniques are used to reduce pain, restore range of motion (ROM), improve performance and reduce muscular imbalances, which can cause injury.
Sports massages also help alleviate fatigue and soreness while improving flexibility in order to maximize an athlete's ability on the field or court. They may also be used for pre-game preparation or post-game recovery purposes, which further aids athletes in their performance goals by providing relaxation and tension relief throughout their journey towards peak physical fitness.
We recommend that you wear non-restricting & comfortable clothing for your appointment.
Anyone can benefit from a sports massage, not just athletes. Sports massages help alleviate fatigue and soreness while improving flexibility in order to maximize your ability on the field, playground, at the office or in the gym.
Professional, amateur, and recreational athletes, as well as physical fitness buffs, would all benefit from this type of massage. Runners, swimmers, cyclists and team players such as football or basketball players have found that pre-event sports massages provide a calming sensation in addition to helping them warm up properly before competing.
Post-game recovery purposes also aid athletes in their performance goals by providing relaxation and tension relief throughout their journey towards peak physical fitness. Even those who don't play sports can benefit from this therapeutic massage; anyone looking for improved blood circulation, increased range of motion (ROM), reduced pain levels or stress relief could find it helpful.
Ultimately, a sports massage provides optimal control over one's body so they can achieve greater heights with whatever activity they're doing, whether that is for health or for leisure!
Myofascial release is an essential component of sports massage therapy. It focuses on releasing restrictions in the fascia, a type of connective tissue found throughout the body. Myofascial release targets areas that often become restricted due to injury, fatigue, or overuse. During a myofascial release session, therapists use targeted strokes and pressure to help reduce pain and improve mobility in the affected area. This technique can be used both pre- and post-activity to increase overall performance. Benefits of myofascial release include increased flexibility, improved range of motion, decreased inflammation, improved posture and alignment, and enhanced performance and recovery. Sports massage with myofascial release has been shown to relieve chronic pain conditions such as arthritis and tendinitis. It is also effective in treating acute muscle sprains/strains. Myofascial release can also assist athletes in improving their physical abilities by reducing tension and helping with muscle recovery after strenuous activity.
Kinesio Taping (K Taping) is an advanced technique used in sports massage to help reduce pain, inflammation, and swelling. It is a form of myofascial release therapy that works by applying fabric tape to areas of the body to provide support and alignment. The goal of K Taping is to improve muscle function while reducing discomfort and promoting healing. The tape is placed in specific patterns on the skin that can improve posture, decrease stress on injured areas, and increase blood flow. This increased circulation helps tissue heal more quickly with fewer side effects such as stiffness or swelling. K Tape also has a unique ability to stretch when needed, allowing for a greater range of motion without compromising its effectiveness. By supporting weak or overworked muscles, K Tape can help athletes recover from injuries faster and perform better during competition.
Deep tissue massage is a type of sports massage therapy technique focusing on the deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue in the body. During a deep tissue massage, therapists use specific techniques such as compression, friction, stretching and trigger point therapy to release these underlying layers of tension and restore balance to the body. Deep tissue massage can help athletes improve their performance by increasing circulation, alleviating muscle stiffness and soreness, restoring flexibility and range of motion, and improving posture. It can also be used before or after strenuous activity to help athletes warm up or cool down more effectively. Additionally, deep-tissue massage can be used to help reduce inflammation from injuries or overuse. It is an ideal form of treatment for athletes who have sustained an injury or are recovering from a tough workout session.
As well as massage and sports therapy, if necessary for your treatment, Cass also provides laser therapy in Horsham. She specifically uses laser therapy on patients who are looking for a reduction in pain, swelling and inflammation.
It can be useful for treating a range of conditions such as: Muscle spasms and pain, Arthritis, Sprains & strains, Back pain, Hip pain, Knee pain, Sciatica, Bursitis, Tendonitis, Severe bruising and severe swelling and Sports injuries.
Rehabilitation exercises are an important part of sports massage therapy and can help athletes recover from injuries faster and perform better during competition. These exercises focus on restoring muscle strength, flexibility, range of motion, coordination, and balance. Rehabilitation exercises can include stretching, strengthening, cardiovascular exercise, functional movement training, balance and proprioception drills, postural awareness exercises, plyometrics, and core conditioning. Through these types of exercises, athletes can reduce the risk of re-injury by improving the overall stability and function of their muscles. By adding rehabilitation exercises to a sports massage program, athletes will experience improved performance and increased mobility. Furthermore, rehab exercises can reduce pain levels in the injured area as well as improve posture and alignment, which leads to optimized performance levels.
Enjoy the benefits of deep tissue massage, myofascial release, Kinesio Taping (K Taping) technique, and rehabilitation exercises. With improved posture, alignment and performance, you’ll be able to take your athletic performance to the next level. Take advantage of her years of expertise by booking your first your sports massage in Horsham.