Sports Massage Cork

What is Sports Massage?

First, ask yourself a question. Do you find yourself suffering from tired, aching muscles after exertion? Do you find the aches and pains afterwards are not worth the trouble of exercising? Have you accepted this to be the case as you get older? How would you feel if someone told you that it’s possible to banish those aches and pains?

Are you an athlete or a sportsperson who is constantly suffering with an injury? This must be hindering your sports career. What if you knew that there was a way to prevent or lessen the effect of injury before it happens? What if you found a way to train the body to resist injury? Think sports massage in Cork at APC Physio.

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What is Sports Massage?

Do you suffer from stiff, tired, aching muscles? Are aches and pains deterring you from working out? Have you accepted this as part of ageing? What if you could eliminate those aches and pains with the help of expert sports physios.

As an exercise enthusiast or athlete, are you constantly dealing with injuries that hinder your performance? Imagine a way to prevent these injuries. A physio Sports massage might be the solution you need

Sports Massage at APC Physio & Sports Clinic

APC Physio isn’t a leisure centre or luxury spa. We are sports physios who understand how the body works. We provide therapeutic sports massage to maintain optimal health and condition. Our deep tissue massage targets your muscular and fascial systems, restoring your body to balance and harmony. Sports massage effectively treats muscles and fascia and is a helpful part of the puzzle to relieve back pain, shoulder and neck tension and other muscular related complaints.

Misconceptions About Sports Massage

Sports massage is an effective treatment when correctly applied. The added benefit of physio sports massage is that we can provide tailored advice to help you understand your body so you can effectively self manage.

Sport massage is a hands-on treatment administered by qualified physios with years of experience working with Runners, GAA , Rugby and Triathletes. This therapy is beneficial for athletes and sports people striving to perform their best.

Benefits of Sports Massage

Sports massage enhances the health and performance of athletes. At APC Physio, we offer professional sports massage by experienced physios in our clinics in Fermoy and Cork city. Whether you’re an athlete or an amateur sportsperson, our services will improve your physical condition and performance, making you more supple and equipped to avoid injury and perform confidently at your best.

Soft Tissue Therapy

Sports massage and soft tissue therapies , including Fascial release, Graston & dynamic stretching are not just for athletes Anyone can benefit as it will help maintain tissue suppleness, reduce tightness, and improve recovery times, making it increasingly popular amongst sporty and non sporty populations.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are just some of the questions that people often ask us about sports massage. Here at Sports Massage Cork, we’ve heard every kind of question about this therapy. These are the type of answers we give.

Sports massage, also known as Deep Tissue Massage, helps reduce tension and muscle stiffness and release soft tissue adhesions. It addresses issues from acute soft tissue damage due to repetitive stress, chronic overload, or poor posture. This technique reduces tension, increases blood flow, aids in tissue repair and optimal healing.

  1. Pre-event Massage: Energising and preparatory, administered a few days or hours before an event.
  2. Post-event Massage: Recovery-focused, treats emerging issues, and prevents Delayed Onset Muscle Stiffness (DOMS).
  3. Maintenance Massage: Regular treatment to improve performance and prevent injury.
  4. Injury Treatment: Specific techniques like trigger point therapy and kinesiology taping to reduce recovery time.

Anyone can benefit, from top athletes to busy professionals and retirees. Conditions treated include:

  • Tennis elbow
  • Tension headaches
  • Whiplash
  • Neck and shoulder pain
  • Upper and lower back pain
  • Knee pain (runner’s knee)
  • Shoulder pain (swimmer’s shoulder)
  • Tight calves/hamstrings/IT Band Syndrome
  • Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI)
  • Golfer’s elbow
  • Plantar fasciitis

Ideally, regular massages prevent problems before they arise. However, most seek therapy when issues develop. Early intervention is crucial to prevent fully-developed injuries, making timely appointments beneficial.

APC Physio in Cork and Fermoy is dedicated to helping you maintain optimal health and performance through professional sports massage therapy. Contact us today to schedule your session and experience the benefits firsthand.

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Patrick Hanley

Patrick Hanley

Director / Chartered Physiotherapist

Steven Gilmore

Certified Athletic Therapist

Craig Grehan

Craig Grehan

Certified Athletic Therapist

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