Sports Massage Therapy
What is it? How does it help me? Should I do it? Find all the answers here…
What is Sports Massage Therapy?
Sports massage is a form of massage involving the manipulation of soft tissue to benefit a person activity. Sports massage is designed to assist in correcting problems & imbalances in soft tissues that are caused from repetitive and strenuous physical activity and trauma. Sports massage, prior to, and after exercise, may enhance performance and recovery and prevent injury.
How is it carried out?
Sports massage therapy consists of a warm up session, followed by relaxation of the muscles. Then, a much deeper tissue massage is performed. Along with rubbing compressions, longitudinal and cross fibre friction, as well as “tapotement” which is used for stimulation, we also combine sports massage therapy with stretching myocardial, myofascial, as well as a soft tissue release. These improve flexibility.
How does it benefit me?
- Improved relaxation
- Minimal muscle tension
- Higher range of movements
- Raising blood circulation to the affected spot
- Greater flexibility
- Control of pain
- Increased tissue permeability
- Enabling essential fluids & nutrients to go easily
- It dilates the vessels to allow fresh oxygen & nutrition to be transported more towards the muscles.
Who are Sports Therapists?
They are experts in musculoskeletal disorders, and they treat pain injury through hands-on treatment and rehabilitation. Sports therapists go to an intensive course of training, which helps to maximize movement to relieve pain and increase quality of life. They have skills and knowledge to assess and diagnose injuries, and deliver a personalized treatment plan to increase physical independence. They teach patients how to reduce pain and manage chronic injuries. They implement rehabilitation programs and show how to stay fit and well.
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