Benefits of Sports Massage
Sports massage isn’t just for athletes, its a technique that is applied in a deep and manipulative way, to help relive the issue you may have.
It can be beneficial to anyone looking to promote muscular health, whether that be due to an sporting event or muscular tension caused by stress.
Firstly, some questions for you…
Do you suffer with muscular tension?
Do you suffer with bad posture?
Are you an active person?
Do you have a high training regime?
Are you looking to compete at a high level?
If your answer is ‘yes’ to any of those, a sports massage can help you and correct imbalances in the body.
They can effect many areas and cause a lot of pain. If a major muscle group is tight, it can pull and move the boney structures into incorrect places which will cause discomfort and can effect the way the body moves as a whole structure. Massage is also very beneficial when combined with other treatments such a sports therapy and chiropractic.
What are the benefits of massage on the body?
- Muscular system – helps release the soft tissue tightness, realign scar tissue, helps to reduce muscular spasms
- Lymphatic system – massage can help increase movement of fluid through out the body.
- Nervous system – can help increase endorphins, along with increasing the sensory receptors.
- Skeletal system – reducing soft tissue tension allows the increase of mobility, helping to reduce the stress on joints.
- Cardiovascular system – increases blood flow to the soft tissues, helping to remove waste products and increase oxygen and nutrients to those areas.
Sports massage is very beneficial for anybody at any time in their training regime, pre-event, post-event or at any time inbetween.
A pre-event massage would focus on preparation for an event, creating a sense of readiness. It should be performed at an up-tempo pace. It should be used in conjunction with a person’s warm-up as it can increase circulation, help to relax muscle and help joints be more flexible for the event. It’s used to assess and treat any niggles felt.
A post-event massage is focused on recovery. The tempo tends to be a lot slower compared to pre-event massage. Post event massage will help increase circulation helping to reduce muscular tension. The massage will help flush waste products and toxins out from the muscle which will reduce the chance of DOMS (Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness).
Sports massage works at its best when in a regular routine as it help keep muscular tension and imbalances at bay.
Call our receptionist today to book a sports massage appointment on (0116) 3400 255.