Many people ask, ‘Why is a sports massage of benefit? So I thought I’d write a quick blog explaining some of the benefits of a sports massage both pre an event and post an event or as part of your monthly training programme.
Sports massage helps to alleviate muscular tension & inflammation associated with exercise & the overuse of specific muscles used in a sporting activity. Whether you’re an elite competitive athlete or a recreational athlete, a regular massage is a great tool to factor into your training schedule as strains, tears & imbalances can be prevented or greatly reduced. Tense muscles can restrict joint movement and so we become more inflexible, our movements are restricted & therefore we are more prone to injury.
Whilst training for an event or as part of your lifestyle choice, sports massage can help heal problem injuries – alleviate chronic problem areas & deal with any old injuries & scar tissue. Regular sports massages will also aid in quicker recovery after workouts or injuries. A sports massage helps to do all of the above by increasing blood circulation, realigning muscle fibres and relaxing lingering sore/tense areas.
A sports massage can leave some people feeling like they have just had a workout but this all depends on your personal body & fitness. Like exercise the more regular your massages…the more the cumulative benefits. Because of these benefits massage is good as preventative maintenance.
Sports Massage can be used before an event to stimulate circulation, loosening & warming up the group of muscles that are to be used & to prepare the body for optimum performance. Sports Massage is not to be used instead of a warm-up! A massage can also enhance your psychological state – reducing stress & anxiety & encouraging focus. When scheduling a pre-event massage, that is not on the day of activity, please ensure you do so 3-4 days ahead to lessen any cumulative effects.
A Sports Massage after an event, post event, tends to be lighter and more calming & relaxing, helping to reduce muscular tension & promote muscle relaxation leading to a quicker recovery time. A post event sports massage can also reduce inflammation by flushing out metabolic-by-products that build up during high intensity sport.
In my opinion if an opportunity arises where massage is offered after you have finished your sporting event, take advantage of them if you can as these can be very beneficial to how you feel the next day!
The team from Head 2 Toe Massage Rangiora will be at the Mt Oxford Odyssey on Sunday the 21st of May offering 15min massages for $20. Pick up a flyer from our tent for a special discount at Head 2 Toe Massage Rangiora, North Canterbury.
Sports massage allows you to –Play harder...Perform better!
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or queries and we will happy to clear them up for you. Head 2 Toe also offers Sports Massages at the clinic in Rangiora.
Head2Toe Massage in Rangiora will be closed over the Easter weekend but back to business as usual on Tuesday the 18th of April. Don't forget to take advantage of our April offer. If you book an hours massage for a Tuesday or Thursday you will only pay the price of a 45 minute massage. Thats a saving of $15. (Offer valid on standard massages such as therapeutic, sports and pregnancy).
Here at Head2Toe Massage we like to reach out to clients from Kaiapoi, Oxford, Amberley and Christchurch and we can tailor your treatment to suit your specific complaint. If you would like to discuss the options available, please do not hesitate to contact us, or alternatively you can browse through our treatments and book online.
Here at Head 2 Toe Massage in Rangiora North Canterbury we are running a special offer for the month of April.
From now until the 29th of April if you book a massage on a Tuesday or a Thursday we will be offering you a 1 hour massage at the price of a 45 minute massage. That is a saving of $15 on all standard massages such as Pregnancy, Sports and Therapeutic Massages.
It is best to give us a ring to book these in and please mention that you are booking our special offer.
Remember the offer is valid on Tuesday and Thursdays. That's an hour massage for the price of
After our very successful pregnancy massage competition it came to my attention that a vast majority of people in Rangiora are not aware of where we are situated and what we do.
Head 2 Toe Massage Therapy has been in business for 11 years. We have been situated at 31 Blackett Street for the last 6 years. We are open Monday-Friday with 3 late nights on a Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and also on Saturday mornings.
Over the years we have increased the treatments available and the number of qualified therapists.
Louise, Hannah and Fili know how good massage can enhance your physical and emotional wellbeing.
We offer massages ranging from Deep Tissue, Sports, Relaxation, Pregnancy, and Hot Stone massage.
We can tailor your treatment to suit your specific complaint. If you would like to discuss the options available, please do not hesitate to contact us, or alternatively you can browse through our treatments and book online.
Please do share this information with anyone that you think may be interested locally in Rangiora or North Canterbury.
As Autumn starts to arrive we felt it would be a nice time to run a facebook competition for our fans, especially our pregnant ones. We will be giving one lucky lady a 1 hour pregnancy massage to help ease any aches or pains or simply to relax and unwind. To enter the competition all you need to do is like our facebook page at Head2Toe in Rangiora, North Canterbury and share the post. Remember you must do both. You don’t have to be pregnant to enter, you could know someone pregnant that would love the treat, so enter with her in mind.
On Friday the 24th of March a name will be drawn and that lucky person will be announced via facebook live.
Here at Head2Toe Massage in Rangiora all 3 of our therapists are qualified in pregnancy massage and can adapt your massage to ensuring your comfort. We do prefer you to wait until after the 1st trimester before booking a massage with us and if you are considered a high risk pregnancy & are unsure whether a massage is ok for you, please check with your midwife or obstetrician first. Please don't hesitate to give us a ring here at Head2Toe if you have any queries. 033130349