Sports Massage is a special form of massage that is specifically tailored to sporting injuries or ailments. It is not only utilised by professional sportspeople or people that exercise heavily. It benefits anyone that exercises, even if it is only mild exercise such as regular walking.
Sports massage is designed to prevent and relieve injuries and conditions that are associated with exercise. Exercise can often be quite strenuous and is meant to relieve the stress and tension that can build up within the body’s soft tissues while exercising. Sports massage can be carried out before, during, or after playing sport or exercising, and uses techniques that are designed to increase endurance and performance to minimise the chances of injury and, if there is an injury, to reduce the recovery time.
Sports massage can treat a variety of ailments and injuries that may occur as a result of exercise. It also has other benefits that allow you to train or exercise more efficiently. Some benefits that sports massage has include:
- improving heart rate and blood pressure
- increasing blood circulation and lymph flow
- relieve swelling
- draining away fatigue
- reducing muscle tension
- promoting flexibility
- relieving pain
- preventing injuries