Mike Salt Sports Massage
About WHAT I DO
High Quality & Professional Sports Massage
Mike Salt Sports Massage offers a full Sports Massage Service. My name is Mike Salt (ITEC, FSMT, MCSM), I have been a Sports Massage Therapist since 1996, complementing my work as a fitness/personal trainer. I have worked at Loughborough University High Performance Centre and at St Mary’s College Twickenham, giving me the opportunity to work with established international runners as well as up and coming juniors. I have been a member of the Cambridge & Coleridge Athletics Club for 29 years, competing at cross-country, road, track and fell running.
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AT YOUR HOME
Let me take the stress of traveling by coming to visit your home or place of work (if suitable), this is offered with a standard travel charge and many clients find this more suitable.
AT MY PLACE
Come and see me in my studio based near Brampton and St Ives. In easy reach of Cambridge and the surrounding areas. Close to the A1, A14 and A428.
In all types of massage, the therapist has specific aims in mind, and in sport we focus on the individual needs of the athlete. With the ever growing number of people taking part in sport, combined with the increasing competitiveness and intensity of physical exercise, the demand for sports massage is also increasing and becoming more and more recognised as a skill which may aid recovery and enhance performance. Sports massage does have some aims in common with other forms of massage and it is especially important to have a thorough understanding of anatomy and physiology, in particular the muscular and skeletal systems. By understanding these systems and the effects of exercise, we may also appreciate how massage may benefit the sports person and becomes an integral part of the athlete’s training program.
Athletes who are looking to improve performance and increase their competitive edge do so by adopting a training schedule to enhance their skill, strength, stamina, suppleness and speed. The degree to which they develop and utilise these qualities will depend on other factors such as the level of competition, the sport played, and possibly their position in a team. However, no matter which sport, the aim is nearly always to increase the level of training and thereby subject the body to gradual and controlled overuse. It is this overuse that may often create problems and imbalances in the soft tissues. If these are ignored and allowed to become chronic, they will not only hinder the athlete’s rate of improvement, but also in many cases their performance may well suffer and ultimately the athlete may be susceptible to developing more conditions that are serious. Certainly if they are unable to perform at their best, they may be more at risk from other more traumatic forms of injury.
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