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What is Sports Massage?
Sports massage involves the use of deep tissue and remedial massage. This type of massage is used before, during, and after athletic and sporting events.
What is the purpose of sports massage?
The main purpose of this therapy is to help alleviate the stress and tension which builds up in your body’s soft tissues during physical activity. Where minor sporting injuries occur, due to overexertion and/or overuse, massage can break them down quickly and effectively.
The massage can help you prepare you for peak performance and to drain away fatigue. It may relieve swelling, reduce muscle tension, promote movement and to prevent sporting injuries.
This type of massage can help prevent those niggling injuries that so often get in the way of performance and achievement, whether you are an athlete or a once a week jogger.
Sports Massage Techniques
Depending on your needs, a variety of techniques are used. The technique often involves a blend of deep tissue and soft tissue massage, myofascial release and trigger point therapy. This is designed to treat professional athletes.
Each type of sport has different demands on the players. Each sport uses muscle groups in a different ways. This type of massage is designed to address your specific concerns and may differ according to the sport you play. It can be aimed to help heal strained muscles and allow healthy ones to reach peak performance and maintain it. At the same time reducing the risk of injury.
Benefits of Sports Massage
The benefits of this massage are many. As well as feeling invigorated, sports massage helps to reduce the heart rate and blood pressure. It can increase blood circulation and lymph flow, reduces muscle tension, improves flexibility, and pain relief.
We can include pre-event, post-event and maintenance techniques which can promote greater athletic endurance and performance. This can also lessen the chance of injury and reduce recovery time.
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