Sports massage – what is it and will it improve performance?

Sports massage – what exactly is it?

Contrary to popular belief you don’t have to be Mo Farah to need a sports massage! A massage can benefit anyone who regularly exercises. If you want to look after your body and improve your performance then sports massage is the one for you!

How Sports Massage Works

To get technical when you exercise and exert yourself your muscles produce lactic acid in quantities larger than they can shift so some lactic acid remains in the muscle; especially if you don’t stretch and cool down properly.  In the short term, lactic acid in your muscles will cause them to ache, feel sore and underperform.

In the longer term, the lactic acid can get stuck in the muscle and form crystals which massage therapists refer to as knots. The knots then get more waste stuck to them and get larger ….. and so it goes on.

The sports massage therapist works to drain the muscles and get the waste and lactic acid cleared out. This removal of waste significantly speeds up the recovery of the muscles.

Having a professional massage before an event is also a good idea. When you have waste in your muscles they cannot work as well because the waste hinders the performance of the muscle – imagine a car engine with clogged valves!

The massage will warm the muscle and prepare it for the exertion to come.  You will start your event with clean, lean muscles that are flexible and strong.

Benefits of Sports Massage at our Leeds City Centre venue.

  • Forces waste such as toxins and lactic acid from the muscles.
  • Muscles will recover more quickly without the hindrance of debris and waste.
  • Can reduce aches and pains.
  • Following the massage your muscles will be clean, flexible and ready for action.
  • Any small injuries picked up in events will heal more quickly after a sports massage.
  • Improves blood circulation.
  • Improves lymphatic drainage and detoxification.
Phoenix Health and Wellbeing Leeds Sports Massage

We offer excellent sports massage in Leeds City Centre with therapists who are fully qualified, insured and members of relevant professional bodies. In addition, we offer Hot Stone Massage, Swedish Massage TherapyIndian Head Massage, and much more!

Click here to find more about us and where we are or call us on 0113 234 0818 to book a massage.

Sports Massage (Leeds) Treatment Time and Cost

50 minutes
Cost:   £45
Opening times:
Monday to Thursday: 10:00 to 20:00
Friday and Saturday: 11:00 to 16:00
Sunday closed.

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Where to find us

Phoenix Health and Wellbeing, Oxford Chambers, Oxford Place, Leeds, LS1 3AX. 0113 234 0818