A good sports massage will often resolve several muscular problems and help those who have pulled muscles or strained themselves during a sporting event to get back to form far quicker. However, some people are still confused about the major differences between a good sports massage and focused physiotherapy and many may be taking the wrong course of action as a result.
Ultimately, the majority of physiotherapists will be very well versed in sports massage but the same cannot be said for those who have studied specifically to be a masseuse.
Whilst having a massage will have a wide range of benefits from increased blood flow to improved mood and sleep, physiotherapy will get deeper to the root cause of problems and help people to alter their lifestyles accordingly.
This means that, in some cases, both massage and physiotherapy can be used for very similar injuries, and whilst it may be obvious that more serious chronic problems will need focussed physiotherapy, for less serious issues it can be hard to know which will make most sense. For those with simple muscular problems, an isolated injury is more likely to need a massage whilst visiting a Wimbledon physio will be more important for those suffering with recurrent injuries which may therefore need to focus on what is causing the injury as opposed to the injury itself.
Either way, it is likely to make most sense for an individual to visit a Wimbledon physiotherapy clinic to see what is suggested, as such a place will be able to offer massage if that is all that is needed and physiotherapy should that be the best answer. Ultimately, it may be that choosing to use both will actually be the best way to get the best resolution as quickly as possible.