Sports Massage Therapy is popular with athletes. From amateurs to professionals, athletes at all levels can greatly benefit from this non-invasive therapy. The therapy entails manipulation of an individual’s soft tissues, specifically their muscles and tendons. This helps loosen overused or overstressed muscles and release waste products. Although there are many benefits for the sportsperson it works well for the general population as well, so try Sports Massage Therapy for injury prevention and injury recovery.
Benefits of Sports Massage Therapy
This therapy helps athletes prevent or recover from an injury. It provides countless physical, physiological and psychological benefits:
- Physical effects
- Improves posture
- Reduces back and neck pain
- Alleviates muscle stiffness and soreness
- Improves tissue elasticity
- Enhances tissue permeability
- Breakdowns scar tissue
- Promotes tissue regeneration
- Decreased inflammation
Blood circulation is boosted and the supply of oxygen and nutrients to overused tissues, thereby minimizing body pain and enhancing tissue elasticity.
- Decreases stress and anxiety
- Promotes a sense of mental calmness
- Rejuvenates mind and body
- Offers pain relief after injury by blocking pain signals sent to the brain.
When should athletes consider sports massage?
Athletes, of any level, should get regular massage treatments to minimize their chance of injuries. It’s imperative to get it during training; before, during and after an event.
Is this type of massage only for athletes?
Not really. Contrary to popular opinion, you don’t have to be an athlete to get massage treatment. Massage can benefit anyone experiencing pain, injury, tension, headache, sprains and fatigue. Keep in mind, regular treatments are the key to injury prevention and faster rehabilitation after an injury. Call today to book in your Sports Massage Therapy for injury prevention.