Sports massage is a manual massage technique used to treat the body’s muscles and soft tissues.
It can be used to relieve muscular tension, mobilise soft tissues, treat muscular damage, break down adhesions and reduce pain. It can also help along training programmes and before and after exercise. It helps to maximize performance, improve recovery and prevent injuries from occurring. This type of massage is not just for a sports person. Anyone can benefit from a sports massage. If you work long hours at a desk and feel tension or tightness this could help loosen you up. Book an appointment at our health clinic in Dollingstown, Lurgan.
Sports massage can be used to;
- Relieve muscular tension
- Mobilise soft tissue
- Treat muscular damage
- Break down adhesions
- Reduce pain
Massage is applied with deep pressure to both superficial and underlying muscles. Tension is built up in the muscles due to stress, injury or physical activity. A build up of tension results in a higher muscle tone. Muscle tone is the level of contraction of the muscles while they are at rest. High muscle tone can feel tight and cause pain. This type of massage reduces high muscle tone by stimulating the blood flow, increasing temperature and allowing muscles to relax.
Sports massage can treat cramps, muscle injuries and over stretched tissue fibres. It can speed up the healing process and reduces discomfort.
Massage is an effective and beneficial technique used to reduce and manage pain. The effect of massage interferes with the body’s pain signal pathways, releases endorphins and provides deep relaxation. Massage increases the blood flow to joints and muscles, increasing temperature. The increase of temperature allows the muscles to relax and pain to be decreased.
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Benefits of Sports Massage
Sports massage has many benefits. The benefits of sports massage include:
- Reduced delayed muscle onset soreness
- Decrease pain
- Increase range of movement
- Increase muscle flexibility
- Improved recovery
- Maximise performance
- Reduce the chance of injury
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