Sports Massage will ease stiffness and pain in tight muscles and joints. Sports massage also aids mobility, increases energy levels and often improves the rate at which the body recovers from injury and illness. As you probably know, regular sport can take its toll on your body, you owe it to yourself to look after it.

How can sports massage help?

Regular sports massage treatments can enhance your performance, reduce the risk of injury, speed recovery and allow you to maintain intensive training.

Sports massage is not just for sports participants, most people benefit greatly from a sports massage.

Whether you play sports on a weekly basis or simply love playing at some point in the week, then it’s likely that you’ve experienced muscle soreness and/or fatigue. Whether you’re an amateur or professional athlete, achy muscles are not fun to deal with. Luckily, sports massage has been proven to have numerous benefits for both athletes and non-athletes alike. Read on as we list some of the top benefits that come from having a sports massage, no matter your level of activity.

Increase ROM

A sports massage has been shown to improve joint mobility. This means that your muscles are more agile and will have a greater range of motion. This can lead to better performance, as your body is more prepared for the exercise. Traditionally, athletes have been told to keep their muscles in a shortened state so that they can be more agile and agile at less volume. However, with increased ROM, you are more likely to increase your volume and therefore put more wear and tear on your muscles. When you’re playing a sport for long periods of time, like an athlete in a competitive league, you will notice an increase in soreness and therefore be forced to “pull” harder. Therefore, you’re performing a similar strategy to increasing your ROM.

Reduce Pain and Inflammation

A sports massage can help to reduce pain and also reduce inflammation. When you play sports, you are putting your body through extreme amounts of stress. This is normal and to be expected, but if you’re not careful, this stress can result in negative consequences. For example, the more you stress your body, the more it will stress back. A sports massage can help to reduce pain and inflammation by increasing blood flow to the area and removing the waste products from the muscles. This can help to reduce any pain or soreness that you’re experiencing.

Improve Blood Flow and Train Smarter

A sports massage can help to improve blood flow and train smarter. When you play sports, you will experience soreness and fatigue. When you’re experiencing soreness, it’s not uncommon for your muscles to feel “tense” or even painful. This is normal and to be expected; however, this can result in an increase in your risk of injury. When you’re performing exercises that cause pain, it’s easy to unintentionally do them with a “pushing” rather than a “pulling” motion. A sports massage can help to improve blood flow by increasing the amount of oxygen that is delivered to your muscles and removing waste product that is produced during exercise.

Develop Stronger Muscles

A sports massage can help to develop stronger muscles. When you play sports, you are placing your body through extreme amounts of stress. This is normal and to be expected, but if you’re not careful, this stress can result in negative consequences. For example, the more you stress your body, the more it will stress back. It’s been shown that a regular massage can increase anaerobic endurance and improve the recovery rate of your muscles. This means that you’re likely to perform your exercises for longer periods of time with less wear and tear on your body.

Enhance Performance and Recovery

A sports massage can help to enhance performance and also improve recovery. When you play sports, you are placing your body through extreme amounts of stress. This is normal and to be expected, but if you’re not careful, this stress can result in negative consequences. For example, the more you stress your body, the more it will stress back. A sports massage can help to enhance performance as it has been shown to increase joint mobility and blood flow which can lead to better performance, as your body is more prepared for the exercise. A sports massage can help to improve recovery by reducing pain and inflammation which can help to greatly reduce the risk of injury. A regular massage has been shown to reduce the presence of stress proteins. When you perform a strenuous exercise, your muscles produce these proteins to prepare your body for the next strenuous exercise. Stress proteins have been shown to increase when muscles experience pain, so a massage that reduces pain will greatly reduce the risk of injury.

Why Choose Dawn?

I have an excellent, proven track record. For over a decade I have treated people who regularly enjoy sports including long-distance running, and triathlons.  cycling (off + on-road), football, 10k runs, gig rowing/racing, hockey, golf, half/ full marathons, rugby and touch rugby to name but a few…

Put simply when it comes to massage treatment I know what I’m doing!

Whether you want to achieve your personal best, cross the finishing line or simply remain fit enough to be able to play/compete into your 80s I can help!

What I do is different!

My sessions include body and alignment reading; this enables you to pinpoint areas of weakness and potential injury before they happen. I can help you to achieve the best possible results for your body.

What do I treat?

I treat common muscular-skeletal issues such as; hamstring strain, hip pain, plantar fasciitis, runners knee, groin strain, ITB issues, Achilles tendonitis, strained or tight muscles or non-specific tension/pain, tennis elbow plus many many more…

My sports massage is super effective and I get results!

Where is my studio?

I am based in The Old Bakery Studios, just past Radio Cornwall, in Truro.

The address is:
The Old Bakery Studios
Blewetts Wharf
Truro TR1 1HQ


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There are numerous benefits & effects of  sports massage.

Sports massage was originally developed to serve athletes as a way to prevent and relieve injuries, but both athletes and non-athletes can gain physiological and psychological benefits from receiving sports massage therapy.

Sports massage should play an important part in the life of any sports participant from beginners to professionals, whether they are injured or not. Massage is hugely beneficial on physical, physiological and psychological levels.

Sports massage can help maintain your condition, prevent injuries, loss of mobility, and restore mobility to injured muscle tissue or joints: boost your performance and extend the overall life of your sporting career.

Physical effects of massage

Break down scar tissue – Scar tissue is the result of previous injuries or trauma and can effect muscle, tendons and ligaments. This can lead to inflexible tissues that are prone to injury and pain.

Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness Prevention – Sports massage therapy can prevent or relieve delayed onset muscle soreness which typically begins to develop 12 to 24 hours after the exercise has been performed. DOMS may produce the greatest pain between 24 and 72 hours after the exercise has been performed. Sports massage therapy prevents delayed onset muscle soreness by encouraging blood and lymph flow throughout the body, preventing muscle fatigue.

Improves tissue elasticity – Hard training can make tissues firm and inflexible. This is one reason why hard training may not result in dynamic improvements. Massage helps reverse this by stretching the tissues.

Increases tissue permeability – Deep massage causes the pores in tissue membranes to open, enabling fluids and nutrients to pass through. This helps remove waste products such as lactic acid and encourage the muscles to uptake oxygen and nutrients more efficiently which boosts your post-exercise recovery.

Opens micro-circulation – Massage increases blood flow to tissues, but so does exercise. However, massage dilates and stretches your blood vessels enabling nutrients to pass through more easily.

Stretches – Massage can stretch tissues that could not be stretched in the usual methods. Bundles of muscle fibres are stretched lengthwise as well as sideways. Massage can also stretch the sheath or fascia that surrounds the muscle, releasing any tension or pressure build up.

Physiological effects of sports massage

Stress and Pain Reduction – Sports massage therapy can help a person manage stress. When a person receives a sports massage, their body releases neurotransmitters called endorphins which act as the body’s natural pain reliever. Endorphins that are released due to receiving a sports massage help to decrease anxiety, provide pain relief, improve mood and enhance a person’s state of well-being.

Would you like to book a sports massage in Truro?

I am based at:
The Old Bakery Studios (just past Radio Cornwall)
Blewetts Wharf
Truro.

To book your appointment please call 07790 77 42 39 or EMAIL ME

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