Soft Tissue Therapy

Soft Tissue Therapy

Lucy McDonald is an experienced and qualified Massage and Soft Tissue Therapist with a wealth of experience in the elite sporting world, having competed for England in Touch Rugby. She is also a practitioner of First Aid (sports), Mat Pilates Instructor and Fitness Instructor.

 She is passionate about supporting clients recovering from injury by releasing muscle tension through a wide variety of soft tissue techniques.

As well as supporting recovery from injury by helping to restore normal movement as well as identifying imbalances that may have caused or been caused by injury. If you are in need of a regular maintenance massage to help with posture or to help you work towards a goal or event, then she would be delighted to support you.

Soft Tissue Therapy Wokingham Physiotherapy

What is Sports Massage?

Sports massage is an extremely effective form of massage therapy that highlights particularly tight or fibrous areas within muscles, tendons, ligaments, and fascia.

Who can benefit?

Sports massage can benefit anyone, not just those who are involved in sport! It’s just as effective for athletes as it is for individuals with general aches and pains. The benefits of massage can aid anyone suffering from occupational, emotional, and postural stress as well as those with physically demanding jobs that can lead to muscle imbalances. Poor posture whilst sitting at a desk for example may cause muscle imbalances, which in turn may cause tight muscles and pain. These can soon be rectified through sports massage.

Aims/benefits of Sports Massage   Sports Massage Wokingham Rd Physio

To restore full function to muscles and soft tissues

  • Reduces stress and relieves tension
  • Promotes relaxation
  • Loosens tight muscles
  • Improves formation of scar tissue
  • Increases blood circulation
  • Speeds up the healing process
  • Improves posture
  • Reduces swelling
  • Helps prevent injuries
  • Can extend the life of your sporting career

Pre and Post competition massage

Sports massage has benefits both before and after a sporting event. Prior to the competition, massage will stimulate circulation, relax the muscles, reduce the risk of injury and increase the supply of oxygen and nutrients to the muscles. Following an event, the body needs time to recover therefore post-competition massage can be used to remove waste products and aid the recovery process.