A sports massage is the manipulation of the soft tissue (muscle) and stuck connective tissue (adhesion) It works deeply in order to prevent and improve sports injuries, aches, pain and tension caused by everyday life. Sports massage is often painful during the treatment and can be sore for up to 24 hours after depending on the individual’s pain tolerance and injury.
Sports massage is more specialized to the injury or pain area, using specialized deep tissue techniques
- Muscle energy release
- Pinning and stretching.
- Myofascial Releases
- Trigger Point Therapy
- Deep Transverse Frictions
- Compression Massage
- Cross-Fibre Massage.
Overuse injuries are common types of injuries by athletes and everyday people. Even with good form, good warm-ups and cool down routines are carried out.
Physical benefits of receiving a sports massage
Massage can help reduces pain without using medication and may prevent future surgery
- Reduces fatigue
- Reduced inflammation
- speeds up recovery time
- Breaks down adhisions/knot
- Improves circulation
- Improves lymphatic drainage which flushes out broken down adisions aids healing process
- Improves skin and muscle tone
- Reduces swelling
- Reduces pain and muscle cramp
- Reduces tight muscles
How can I prevent muscle tention?
People who recover from sports and general injuries may become injured again if their muscles do not have sufficient oxygen supply while undertaking any kind of physical activity, this can lead to muscle tears and ligament strains and tears.
Regular massage keeps the blood oxygenated reducing muscle tension, adhisions or knots and reduces a buildup of lactic acid.
When lactic acid builds up it causes knots. Sports massage and trigger point massage therapy can break these down easily along with additional metabolic waste. Massage helps to flush out all the waste and allows a fresh supply of blood flow to the areas needed, allowing the area to become healthy and work at optimal level.