Updated: Sep 15, 2021
Sports massage is one of the most effective ways to maintain and protect your body from aches, pains and injuries. A sports massage focuses on the soft tissue and is firmer and more targeted than a spa massage.
For many people, getting a massage is all about pampering and relaxation. But it turns out there’s more going. There are scientific reasons why massage is good for us. From promoting healing to preventing pain and injury.
Both amateur and professional athletes utilise sports massage. Helping them recover from injuries, intensive training, reduce pain and prevent further damage. As well as aiding their warm up, cool down or relax before or after exercise.
A sports massage can help even if you don't exercise. Perhaps you’re worried about muscle tension due to stress, desk work or a bad posture? A Sports Massage is tailored to your specific needs, such as stiffness in the limbs, tense muscles or ligaments, or back pain.
We spend a lot of time dealing with muscular aches and pains, whether its lower back pain, neck pain, or headaches. But where does it all stem from?
Muscular tension and muscle dysfunction!
Muscle dysfunction often stems from knots within the muscle. A muscle knot is when individual muscle fibers cluster together. This creates shortness in the muscle that leads to a reduction in muscular function. With the use of massage placing compression on the knot, it educates the muscle to untie itself and loosen off.
Shortly after a massage people generally start to feel the benefits.
Benefits of massage include, an increase of blood flow to restricted muscles and improved circulation of the lymph system. This also helps to reduce nerve compression. The relaxed feeling after a massage is due to the massage lowering your heart rate and blood pressure.
What are you waiting for... Get booked in for your sports massage today.