The benefits of Sports Massage
Posted on 4th July 2021 at 11:07
All types of people can benefit from Sports massage and you do not have to be a Sports person to have this type of massage. The term refers to massage that uses deeper, firmer mobilisation techniques on soft tissue with the aim of reducing muscular tension, discomfort and pain.
Sports Massage can be used to help with:
• Muscular and joint injuries such as sprains and strains
• Postural related pain
• Repetitive strain injuries (RSI)
• Back pain
• A reduction in muscle tension, muscular pain and discomfort
• An increased range of motion
• A decrease in muscle stiffness and soreness after physical activity
• A reduction in recovery time post injury
• Increased levels of relaxation and a reduction in physical and psychological stress levels
• An improvement in sleep quality
Sports Massage results in an increase of blood circulation with fresh blood flow increasing oxygen and nutrient content within the muscle helping with muscle repair. When muscle tissue is injured it repairs itself by using collagen to form scar tissue. Sports Massage techniques can help influence collagen formation within the muscle, leading to a more effective recovery that may reduce the risk of re-injury.
Tightness in muscles can irritate nerve receptors within the muscle leading to feelings of muscular pain and discomfort. Reducing muscular tension can lead to a reduction in nerve irritation, a reduction in muscular pain and discomfort and an increased range of motion around the joint. These effects will favour improved sports performance and reduce potential for injury.
Sports Massage Therapy has many benefits and can aid both people with an active lifestyle and those who are experiencing muscular tension and pain through work related activity, lifestyle or injury. The greatest benefits come from regular treatments, so take care of your body and fit Massage into your schedule!!
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