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Considerations of Sports Massage

Although the term Sports massage suggests its limited to ‘sporty’ or athletic people, this is an illusion. Sports massage addresses the muscles and soft tissue within the body, aiming to reduce pain and discomfort and help you back to your ideal position, thus avoiding further injuries.

A massage from a registered sports massage therapist is beneficial to all, from professional athletes to office workers.

Benefits of massage

Sports Massage can provide a variety of benefits for the body helping both psychologically and physiologically.

Improves Range of MotionMassage helps improve range of motion within muscles by removing adhesions, decreasing tightness in the muscles & increasing tissue elasticity.
Increases the use of MusclesMassage assists to reduce tightness in the muscles as well as adhesions and scar tissue each of which limits the muscles capabilities.
Improves Recovery After Injury Massage increases blood circulation, which assists in the recovery process. Removal of waste products from the soft tissue and replenishing with blood filled by oxygen, nutrients and.
Reduces Scar TissueMassage can be used to help realign scar tissue, reducing its appearance and improving the movement options around scars.
Enhances Confidence- Massage may be applied prior to an event to ease any aches or discomforts that result from training, and to boost confidence in what your body can do.
Enhances Self-awareness- At the touch of a massage, you can identify areas that are tender and tight, or weak. This , in turn, will give you an understanding of the way that your muscles work and the best way to modify the training you are doing.
Increases Energy Levels: Massage increases blood flow in the body. The blood supplies oxygen to the muscles which we need for energy.
Improves Performance- As a result of the above benefits, you will also see an improvement to your chosen field of play. More range, better muscular capabilities, and more conscious of the activity taking place within you body.
Reduces Heart rate & Blood Pressure helps to block the sympathetic nervous system (flight & flight) & encourages your parasympathetic system (involuntary) that triggers an involuntary resting response within the body, lowering blood pressure and heart rate.
Increases blood flow- Massage increase blood flow to the muscles providing oxygen and nutrients to the tissue and eliminating waste.
Reduces Pain- By reducing tension & removing of waste products in soft tissues helps to ease the discomfort temporarily. Realigning posture & mis-balance in the body will help decrease the amount of pain in the long-term.
Massage helps relax – Massage eases pain & relaxes the muscles. This, in turn, assists clients in relaxing.
Improves MoodMassage increases the feel good hormones serotonin and oxytocin. This means that you always leave feeling better that when you first arrived!
Relieves Anxiety and Stress Massage can increase the levels of those feel good hormones. Additionally, it reduces the stress hormones cortisol and adrenaline, which can reduce stress & anxiety. When someone has a chronic issue the condition itself can lead to stress and anxiety. Massage can help reduce discomfort and symptoms of the condition as well as providing relaxation reducing the anxiety associated with the issue.
Improved Sleep: By reducing tension, pain, and allowing the space to relax, massage will help you get a great night’s sleep.

The significance of Assessment

Every treatment will begin with an assessment be it looking at the way you walk in your stride, your posture or the movement of your muscles. By assessing the body your therapist is able to find any muscle imbalances within the body. They will apply techniques to correct the imbalance, aiming to make the body more balanced. body.

What are we looking for?

Strong and Short muscles
Long and weak muscles

The test helps identify the muscles that are strong, small and overworked and the muscles that are weaker longer and not able to carry their weight. By giving length to muscles with a short length and strength to the weak muscles we can start to build more of an even equilibrium within our body which will prevent any misbalances or further injuries.

Home Care & Rehabilitation

The main factor in achieving results is the home care strategy. A sports Massage is a brief amount of time throughout your month or week, to be able to see lasting results, it’s important that you follow your home care tips.