What is Sport Massage?
For athletes sports massage incorporates lots of stretching, trigger point release and good advice for pre and post activity. Sports massage can be carried out prior to a sports event, when it will stimulate circulation, calm nervous tension and prepare the individual for optimal performance whilst at the same time reducing the risk of injury which is called pre-sports massage. It can be carried out after a sports event, when it will relieve soreness and assist with the removal of lactic acid and other waste products.
When is it used?
It is often used during training, this will focus on speeding up the healing of existing injuries and preventing the development of future injuries. Sports Massage is most importantly excellent for speeding up the recovery time with injuries, and helps to regain flexibility through a range of stretching techniques.
Regular vs. Sports Massage
A regular body massage generally makes you feel relaxed during and immediately after the session. A sports massage is a deep manipulation of the body’s soft tissues releasing tension and breaking down scar tissue, helping you long term. This is not only beneficial to the sports enthusiast but people in all walks of life and at any age.
Who can benefit from it?
Whether you are a young mum, office worker, gardener, or builder you would benefit from a sports massage.
Everyone suffers with aches and pains at sometime, most choosing to ignore it putting up with the discomfort. Little do they realise the pressure this puts elsewhere on the body, which can in turn develop into more serious problems.