What is Sports Massage? Sports massage is a deep tissue massage that includes a variety of techniques including the stretching, compression, frictioning and trigger pointing of the muscles. It has a number of physical, physiological and psychological effects.
Although it is of particular benefit to athletes and has been suggested to enhance performance; tension in the muscles can also be due to stress, whether this is emotional, occupational or postural. Muscle tension will not only affect the muscles themselves, but can also put extra load on the joints, ligaments and tendons, which can cause musculoskeletal imbalances and pain.
The Benefits of Sports Massage
Sports massage can help to prevent injuries and loss of mobility, restoring balance to the musculoskeletal system of the body.
The physical benefits of sports massage include increased circulation, stretching of muscles to improve muscle elasticity and increased tissue permeability allowing the delivery of nutrients and removal of waste products in the muscles.
Deep tissue massage can also break down the formation of scar tissue, which may be present after previous injuries. Sports massage has been suggested to encourage the release of endorphins within the body, resulting in decreased pain and muscle soreness.
The benefits of increased circulation, increased elasticity and release of endorphins, all contribute to a decrease in muscle tension and promotion of relaxation. Through releasing muscle tension, additional emotional benefits may occur such as reducing anxiety.
For more information or if you want to book a 45 minute Sports Massage, please call 01273 667826 and have a chat to one of our team.