Sports Massage

Travis is a highly qualified and experienced remedial and sports tissue massage therapist, who has previously worked in clinics, in both Kent and Surrey. Travis currently works every Saturday at Eden Sports Clinic in Edenbridge, Kent. He has studied, anatomy, physiology, biomechanics and clinical soft tissue techniques. Travis is a valued member of the CThA.

Travis combines sports rehabilitation and deep tissue massage to treat specific areas of chronic muscular tension. His  treatments aim to improve general aches and pains, usually caused by previous injuries, repetitive activities or simply postural changes e.g from working at a desk.

You do not have to be a sportsman or sportswomen to be seen by Travis at Eden Sports Clinic. Travis treats a wide range of clientele of all ages, backgrounds and medical histories. Previously working in a chiropractic clinic, Travis is used to seeing those in chronic pain and specialises in head and neck massage as well as sports injury and rehabilitation.

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Benefits of Sports Massage

Sports massage can be effective during preparation, training, competition and recovery, though the emphasis of the massage will vary for each stage.

Routine maintenance massage: A regular massage treatment programme can be devised by a Travis based on the individual’s requirements for their sport and level of participation. It can concentrate on particular muscle groups to help to maintain or improve the range of movement and flexibility and can target any area which are likely to cause the individual trouble or injuries to assist in their prevention.

Massage for a specific event or competition: Massage before and after an event are used for specific purposes. Pre-event massage can be used alongside a participant’s warm-up to boost circulation and reduce muscle tension, whilst also assisting with mental preparation. Massage given following an event is used to enhance the body’s recovery process though reducing muscle spasms and metabolic build-up. Effective pre and post event massage can allow a participant to return more quickly to training and competition and reduce the risk of injury.

Rehabilitation: If you are returning to a sport following injury, sports massage can aid in the rehabilitation process, it can speed healing and reduce discomfort. The techniques used in sports massage can be effective for both acute and chronic injuries.

Reduced stress: Stress can be both physical and mental. Stress can physically occur within muscles after injury or overuse causing a buildup of tension resulting in an increase in pain. Stress can occur mentally due to restricted movement, pain or injury. Mental stress is caused by a hormone called cortisol which can also increase anxiety and depression. Where small amounts of stress can be good for a person, too much stress can cause pain, fear of returning to sport of injury and self-doubt.

Reduced anxiety: Sports massages aren’t just for physical pain; they also help psychologically. In the brain, endorphins are released by the pituitary gland and the hypothalamus. Alongside this, neurotransmitters are released which help to reduce anxiety and feelings of stress while also acting as a natural pain reliever and improving your mood.

 

Where I work

Eden Sports Clinic is a private healthcare practice offering specialist treatment for not only those in sport, but for those suffering from general aches and pains. 

Due to the clinic being on the highstreet there are train and bus transport links within walking distance of the clinic and a waitrose shopping centre within a two minute walk away with ample parking and no timed parking restrictions. 

Address71-73 High St, Edenbridge TN8 5AL

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