My name is Kim Brandon, I am a fully qualified Sports Therapist offering a sports injury practice dedicated to the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of sports injuries and musculoskeletal afflictions in and around the Watford area.
My treatments will ensure you receive the best personalised service available, whether you are a sporting professional or simply looking to be more active after an injury, physical ailment or a physical strain.
I am a fully qualified Sports Therapist with a Bachelor of Science Honours degree in Sports Therapy. I am also a member of the Society of Sports Therapy.
Sports Massage is the therapeutic application of pressure to the soft tissues in order to mobilise soft tissues:
The benefits of Sports Massage:
- To restore full functionality to muscles and other soft tissues.
- Reduces anxiety, calms the nervous system and promotes a sense of relaxation and well-being.
- Helps to relieve stress and tension.
- Improves blood circulation, helping to deliver oxygen and nutrients to the body.
- Stimulates the lymphatic system, which carries away the body's waste products.
- Prevents and relieves muscles cramps and spasms.
- Reduces the likelihood of injury during sports or exercise.
- Speeds up the healing of damaged or stressed muscles and soft tissue.
- Aids healing after a muscle or soft tissue injury.
- Increases muscle flexibility and range of movement.
- Improves sporting performance and posture.
- Sports Massage therapy can also help with pain management in conditions such as arthritis, sciatica, and muscle spasms. Many healthy people have Sports Massage regularly because it helps them maintain a physical, mental, and emotional well-being.
When do we use Sports Massage?
Either performed pre- or post-event or in between training sessions, this method of massage prepares the muscles for competition or training, aids the muscle recovery processes and also conditions the muscles in between training sessions.
Pre or Post Event Massage
Sports Massage is a great tool for pre and post sport to help muscles and the body prepare or recover from physical activity.
Pre-event Sports Massage
Can play a beneficial role in the preparation of sporting competitions and can be performed anywhere from two days to immediately before the event. It involves a stimulating yet calm massage that helps the muscles prepare for the coming activity. It also plays a part in helping enhance muscle function by increasing blood circulation and lengthening tight muscles, and will help to reduce the risk of injury.
Post-event Sports Massage
Has a similar role to pre-event massage but usually consists of a deeper tissue massage to treat the muscles state of congestion and fatigue following higher than normal effort and performance. It helps to remove any waste products including lactic acid within the muscles which enhances recovery and prevents soreness.