Golf used to be seen as a leisurely sport, but the golf swing is a very athletic movement where the majority of the muscles in your body are working, either through movement or stabilisation. In addition, the distance golfers cover in a 18 hole round of golf can be up to 5 miles or more.
Due to the physical and repetitive demands of the sport, golfers can sustain injuries to the following areas:
It is important that golfers have good flexibility, mobility, power, strength and endurance in order to perform an effective and proficient golf swing over a course of 18 to 36 holes.
Some of the benefits of soft tissue therapy for golfers include:
Ideally golfers should have a massage every four weeks, but when playing in several tournaments that consist of 36 holes or more, they should be receiving treatment on a fortnightly basis.
Deep tissue massage should be avoided 48 hours before a round to allow for any soreness from the treatment to subside as this could affect your performance. Your therapist will be able to advise you on how regular your massage sessions should be to ensure you get the required benefits.
If you want to book a soft tissue appointment you can do it through the link or call your nearest clinic.