Pilates Instructor & Massage Therapist

Sports massage therapy is a form of massage aimed at participants in athletics and sports. It is used to help prevent injuries, to prepare the body for athletic activity and maintain it in optimal condition, and to help athletes recover from workouts and injuries. Sports massage has three basic forms: pre-event massage, post-event massage, and maintenance massage.

Nicolas studied at the Health and Fitness Professional Academy in South Africa becoming a expert Sports Massage Therapy and a Certified Sports Science and Sports Conditioning Professional. With a passion for correcting posture and movement to better people’s lives this lead him to follow a Pilates instructor certification in order to be able to deliver appropriate training and classes. While in Mauritius, he has worked with Physiotherapists in sports centres to prepare athletes’ conditioning and recovery from competitions in trail running and mountain biking. With the health of patients and athletes in mind, he developed and opened a one of a kind functional gym and a mobile sport treatment service delivering on-site deep tissue and sports massage to athletes at various events and competitions.
Now living in Dublin, he is thrilled to bring his experience and expertise to Physiologic @ Plaza Health.
Here he continues his client focused approach working alongside experienced Physiotherapists and other health professionals.

Sports massage therapy covers three different types of massage. Each type of massage has its own benefits and uses different techniques.

Pre-event sports massage is done to help prevent serious athletic injury. It helps to warm up the muscles, stretching them and making them flexible for optimal athletic performance. A pre-event massage stimulates the flow of blood and nutrients to the muscles, reduces muscle tension, loosens the muscles, and produces a feeling of psychological readiness.

Maintenance sports massage is done at least once a week as a regular part of athletic training programs. Maintenance massage increases the flow of blood and nutrients to the muscles. It also keeps the tissues loose so that different layers of muscle slide easily over each other. Maintenance sports massage also helps reduce the development of scar tissue while increasing flexibility and range of motion.

Post-event massage is usually given 1–2 hours after the competition is over in order to give dilated blood vessels a chance to return to their normal condition. Post-event massage is light and gentle in order not to damage already stressed muscles. The goal is to speed up removal of toxic waste products and reduce swelling. 

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