When should you get a Sports Massage!
Many people assume that a sports massage is only for professional sports people, but that couldn’t be further from the truth! The goal of sports massage is to cut the stress and tension that builds up in your body’s soft tissues during physical activity. Sports Massage helps drain away fatigue, reducing muscle tension, promoting flexibility and preparing you for peak performance. It can also help prevent those trivial injuries that get in the way of your performance.
What happens during a sports massage?
We consult with you to discuss your current health, lifestyle and relevant medical history and focus on your problem area.
An effective sports massage incorporates a combination of basic and advanced deep tissue massage techniques, stimulating the circulation of blood and lymph fluids. Trigger point therapy is used to break down adhesions or knots in the muscles, allowing an increased range of motion. Combining these techniques helps increase blood flow to the tired muscles, speeding up recovery. It also helps the flow of blood back to the heart and the interstitial and lymph fluids around the body, essential for maintaining a healthy body.
When should you get a sports massage?
Athletes should get a sports massage three days to a week before a race or a big event. This gives your body enough time to flush out various toxins released by massage, eliminating soreness.
Schedule your next massage for two to three days after your workout. Ideally, you want your muscles to be relatively relaxed and not in a very fatigued state. If no injuries exist, this is the perfect time for a deep tissue massage.
Who benefits from Sports Massage Therapy?
You don’t have to be into sports to reap the many benefits of a sports massage. Muscle tension, stress and fatigue can affect everyone. Whether we are competitive or recreational athletes, busy housewives or stressed executives, we’ll iron out the knocks from everyday stressors.