Sports massage is designed to help athletes throughout their training week, before and post-competition. It is useful for anyone who exercises to increase flexibility, prevent injuries, and help with healing after a sports injury.
Our highly experienced and skilled Central Coast Massage therapist at Physio Connex Performance Clinic in Wyong has a special interest in Sports massage and our patients are enjoying the benefits from regular treatment.
What is sports massage?
Sports massage is specifically tailored to different sports and sporting injuries. Unfortunately, it is not a relaxing form of massage as it aims to dive deep into muscle tissue. It works by stretching tight muscles, stimulating inactive muscles, and improving the condition of the soft tissue.
The aim of sports massage is to reduce the stress and tension that can build up in the soft tissues of the body during exercise. This form of massage is used to:
- increase power and endurance
- improve performance
- reduce the chance of injury
- reduce recovery time after an injury
What are the benefits of sports massage?
Prevents muscle soreness:
One of the main advantages of sports massage is that it can prevent you from getting sore muscles after you exercise (known as ‘delayed onset muscle soreness’).
Sports massage will also help you exercise more efficiently and prevent some of the common ailments that go with exercise. Sports massage can help reduce pain and prevent injuries that greatly affect your overall performance in sporting activities.
Helps treat injuries:
Sports massage can also help treat injuries, including shin splints, tennis elbow, sprains, and strains. If you are using sports massage for any health condition or injury, talk to your doctor or physiotherapist first.
Increases range of motion flexibility:
As an athlete, you strive to do your best. But constant training takes a toll on your muscles. Overtraining can lead to muscle rigidity. Sports massage can help relax your tense muscles and help increase your flexibility.
Improve heart rate and blood pressure:
Sports massage may also improve your heart rate and blood pressure, increase your circulation and lymph flow. Increased blood flow from massage helps reduce inflammation that causes pain.
Sports massage can be used pre-performance, post-performance, during training, or for rehabilitation. From elite athletes to recreational exercisers, it is a popular and highly effective treatment option.
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