Sports Massage can play an important part in the life of any sportsperson or anyone whether they are injured or not.
This treatment has a number of benefits for both maintaining and responding to any changes in a person’s individual physical and psychological well-being. It can help maintain the body in generally better condition, prevent injuries and loss of mobility, cure and restore mobility to injured muscle tissue, boost performance and extend the overall life of your sporting career and mobility and functioning.
What is Sports massage?
Sports massage is a form of massage involving the manipulation of soft tissue to benefit a person engaged in regular physical activity. Soft tissue is connective tissue that has not hardened into bone and cartilage and includes skin, muscle, tendons, ligaments and fascia (a form of connective tissue that lines and covers the other soft tissue).
Sports massage is designed to assist in correcting problems and imbalances in soft tissue that are caused form repetitive and strenuous physical activity and trauma. The application of sports massage, prior to and after exercise, may enhance performance, aid recovery and prevent injury.
Benefits of Sports Massage:
- Improves circulation and lymphatic flow
- Assists in the removal of metabolic waste
- Sedate or stimulate nerve endings
- Increases or decreases muscle tone
- Increases or decreases muscle length
- Remodel scar tissue when required
- Assist with mental preparation for sporting participation
- The conditioning/training phrase
- Pre competition
- Inter competition
- Post competition
- Post travel
- Injury prevention
- Injury recovery