Most Golfers will experience tightness and tenderness in various muscles associated with golf which can be exacerbated by poor posture, poor golf technique, no warm-up or preparation and intense practice regimes.
Specific points of tenderness can be where muscles join the tendons or where the tendons join onto the bones. However, golfers can also experience spasm in bellies of the muscles themselves. To alleviate these problems, ‘Remedial and Sports’ massage can be used.
Sports and Remedial Massage is utilised as a preventative, corrective and rehabilitative therapy.
Remedial Massage aids in returning soft tissue to a totally pain free and fully functional (strength and length) range of motion.
Remedial Massage addresses muscle imbalances which occur when the body is continually fixed in a permanent position or involved in repetitive actions such as range practice or through poor posture (i.e. putting, chipping, driving to and from the golf course or sitting at desks).
Remedial Massage is a treatment that can be applied specifically to help prevent an injury or the recurrence of a past injury. In a sport like golf where the vast majority of injuries are caused by overuse or are chronic in nature and often a result of poor everyday posture and muscle imbalances resulting in poor technique, this is very important.
Remedial Massage is a hands on approach, working on many levels within the body. It is the unique way in which it combines the various techniques of massage to suit the individual golfer which makes it such a versatile and effective treatment method.
How will Remedial Massage help to enhance my golf game?
It can reduce tension and anxiety especially when the golfer feels under pressure allowing golf to be played from a better mental state of mind.
It will assist the lymphatic system, act upon and eradicate toxins that build up in the body e.g. lactic acid build up from walking, practice and playing.
It will help reduce muscle tightness that can lead to or cause postural imbalances.
It will increase your range of movement, by loosening stiff joints and tight muscles. Creating a freer more fluid motion in the golf swing.
It can reduce muscle spasms and scar tissue especially in over tight areas.
Finally, mentally it also creates body awareness, generates a feeling of well being and can affect the receiver on energetic level too.