Do you have an active lifestyle? You don’t need to be an athlete to receive the benefits of a sports massage, which is a combination of assisted stretching and deep tissue massage. A sports massage is ideal in advance of and following an activity, to reduce aching, aid muscle recovery and increase flexibility
PRE-EVENT: IMPROVE PHYSICAL PERFORMANCE
A pre-event sports massage addresses issues that may hinder performance, without over-relaxing the muscles. Well-maintained muscles will enable you to perform better, by optimizing your tissue pliability, which in turn can reduce injuries and improve mobility.
INCREASE MUSCLE EFFICIENCY & FLEXIBILITY
Sports massage techniques can help increase muscle efficiency and flexibility by combining massage techniques and incorporating assisted stretching. Strenuous exercise can tighten muscles, preventing them from stretching properly. A sports massage can increase mobility and release tension.
POST-EVENT: REDUCE DOMS
Sports massage eases delayed-onset muscle soreness (DOMS) - the pain you might normally feel a day or two after strenuous exercise. During periods of stress on the body your muscles can create trigger points and tension. Massage improves circulation, helping to flush out the toxins that gather during exercises.
Sports massage helps to eject metabolic waste products from tissues, through increased blood flow – assisting in recovery following an intense workout.
Support good posture
Sitting at a desk all week can cause muscles to shorten and can shift your joints into positions which can reduce function and increase the chances of repetitive strain injuries. Sports massage can help to release these muscles, counteracting any negative effects.
Muscles can harden following exercise. Massage can soften muscles, increasing blood flow to ensure that muscles get the nutrients they need for a fast recovery.
Sports massage be used alongside physiotherapy to help reduce pain produced by injury, having a positive impact on pain levels.