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Sports Massage

A sports massage therapy is a direct mobilization of the body tissues is aimed at improving circulation, eliminating the buildup of lactic acids and preventing accumulated stiffness from training or working repetitively.While massage therapy does have a relaxing effect it also provides relief from an array of conditions including arthritis, back pain, headaches, sports injuries, fibromyalgia, tendonitis, carpal tunnel syndrome and more.But you don’t have to be in Sports to benefit from sports massages.Some people choose to have a sports massage regularly to reduce the effect of regular training or problems relating to working positions. Others have it to reduce an acute tightness from time to time. You can target your specific problem area like sore neck, Shoulders. Research has shown massage therapy can reduce pain, anxiety, depression and reduced blood pressure and heart rate.

What is Sports Massage?

Sports massage is manual manipulation of the muscles geared specifically toward helping people who have physically demanding lifestyles and/or hobbies. This kind of therapeutic massage considers the impact of certain activities on specific joints, muscle groups, tendons, ligaments, and soft tissue groups. The conscious focus of sports massage therapy maximizes the benefit of certain massage techniques and supports further physical exertion and activity. An initial assessment is used to create a specially informed massage therapy plan that will meet each individual athlete’s specific needs.

What are the benefits of sports massage? 

Why would someone choose this kind of athletic therapy when there are so many other kinds of massages available? Activities such as athletic games, official sports, and intense exercise can be hard on the body. This means choosing the right kind of massage method for an active lifestyle and body. The purpose of a deep tissue massage, for example, is to treat chronic pain and on-going tension. This might be beneficial in a very general sense, but sports massage therapy is specifically designed to support and enhance the performance, recovery, and relaxation of people (typically athletes) who are frequently and/or intensely physically active.

  • Increased joint range of motion (ROM)

  • Increased flexibility

  • Increased sense of well-being

  • Decreased muscle tension

  • Decreased neurological excitability (nerves more relaxed)

  • Decreased muscle spasms

  • Better sleep

  • Increased blood flow

  • Increased elimination of exercise waste products (lactic acid)

  • Decreased chance of injury

  • Decreased recovery time between workouts

Who will benefit from sports massage? 

Athletic massages are obviously a benefit to people who play professional sports, but these athletes are not the only people who can benefit from sports massage therapy. The emphasis on athletics comes from the high rate of physical strain and damage caused by long term participation in sport activities, as well as the training that often goes with them. However, there are plenty of activities that can have an equal or greater toll on the body’s physical well-being. Let’s take a look at some of the many groups of people who could benefit from a sports massage.

  • Fitness newcomers

  • Amateur athletes

  • Professional athletes

  • Fitness enthusiast

  • People who engage in sports




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