Why You Need A Sports Massage
Elite athletes consider sports massages as an unmissable and crucial part of their ‘physical conditioning regime’ to improve performance and help boost recovery. Whether you are a competing athlete or a regular gym bunny or have a job causing you to be on your feet constantly, everyone is more than likely to experience some discomfort or tight muscular pain. Both athletes and non – athletes can greatly benefit physiological and psychological benefits from receiving sports massage therapy.
A sports massage is not a treatment you’d find in a spa vicinity, instead a sports massage is an intensive dose of focused, physical therapy schooled in the medically demonstrable study of the musculoskeletal and nervous systems, administered by qualified professionals.
There are many benefits when it comes to sports massage from preventing injuries to relieving muscle pain the benefits of sports massage are endless, keep reading to learn how sports massage can benefit you.
When excessive training tightens and toughens the muscles prevent them from stretching correctly; the massaging of the muscle soft tissues improves the muscular mobility, correcting imbalances, as well as releasing accumulated tensions from the sheaths around the muscles.
There are specific techniques which can separate muscle fibres that have either become adhered to one another, or to soft tissue structures around them, and even to bones in turn this will help with mobility.
A Better Blood Flow
Over trained muscles are tough and rock-like, which can squeeze out blood and nutrients depriving muscles of what they need. When muscles are softer massaged they consequently improve the supply of nutrients to tissues improving their health and aids in their repair. During a massage blood vessel dilate and membrane pores widen during the massage, which allows oxygen to pass through easier as well as nutrients which in turn restores the muscle.
Reduces Muscle Pain
By removing the pressure build up suffered from congestion and metabolic irritants, sports massage can help relieve pain.
Eases Any Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness
Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness A.K.A DOMS is usually a discomfort experienced a day or two after a training session. The massage action will encourage blood and lymph flow throughout the body, which can help prevent muscle fatigue and encourage better oxygenation.
Sports massage can stimulate your sensory receptors which respond to touch, as your body relaxes, endorphins are released which lift the mood and de-stress the body, minimising anxiety.
The more oxygen flowing to muscle tissue which are mobile, become nourished and free from toxins and knotted tension, in turn this will lead to a higher quality and a more sustainable level of activity.
Why Choose Ergotec for Sports Massage?
Our team of physiotherapists have the highest qualifications and are up to date with the most recent sports injury treatments. We can help treat sports injuries through several different methods such as sports physiotherapy and sports massage. Why not get in touch with us today and see how we can help?