Why choose a Sports Massage?
A sports massage is a type of massage that can help alleviate pain occurring in certain parts of your body. The cause of the pain may have been too much physical activity or repetitive movements. Sports massages were originally developed to serve athletes as a way to prevent and relieve injuries, however, both athletes and non-athletes can gain physiological and psychological benefits from receiving a sports massage. A sports massage has loads of possible health benefits which can also help people reach certain fitness levels or sporting performance.
What is a sports massage?
A sports massage is a form of massage involving the manipulation of soft tissue. Soft tissue is connective tissue that has not hardened into bone and cartilage; it includes skin, muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia.
The primary reason is usually to support the reduction of tension and stress which accumulates in the body’s muscles during the course of training, enhance performance, aid recovery and prevent injury.
Other benefits include;
– Improved relaxation
– Minimal muscle tension
– Higher range of movement
– Scar tissue improvement
– Better recovery by raising blood circulation to the affected spot
– Mitochondrial development, which is the powerhouse for a muscle
– Greater overall flexibility
– Improved blood flow
– Delayed onset muscle soreness prevention
– Control of pain/ natural pain reliever
– Stimulate relaxation
– Helps with depression
– Improved sleep quality
– Improved immune system functioning