Service: Sports Massage Therapy

Physical benefits of sports massage

Greater overall flexibility. Massage expands muscle tissues in a multidirectional fashion, equally longitudinally and side to side. This may also have a comparable impact on the muscular sheath and around ligament, enabling the perfect release of stored pressure and stress.

Increased tissues permeability. Massage therapy leads to the tissue membrane microscopic holes to enlarge, enabling essential fluids and nutrients to go through a lot more easily. This allows waste material like lactic acid solution to be taken out easily and results in a situation whereby oxygen and nutritional requirements are swiftly sent to the target muscles, enabling a rapid recovery.

Improved micro blood flow. Massage boosts the the circulation of blood to the targeted muscle tissues in the same way as exercise. Furthermore, massage therapy also causes vessels of blood to dilate which allows fresh air and nutrition to be transported more conveniently.

What is it?

Sports massage is targeted on the treatment of the soft tissues. The goal is to aid recuperation from training or personal injury or to warm-up and relax just before exercising or competition. It isn’t a brand new speciality and the methods employed have been enhanced through the years by different physical therapists including physiotherapists, osteopaths and even medical professionals. Even so, these professionals usually do not have the necessary time to treat soft tissue injury and this is actually when a sport massage therapist is advantageous.

What are the benefits?

There are many benefits both physical & psychological through massage inluding:

  • improved relaxation
  • minimal muscle tension
  • higher range of movement
  • scar tissues improvement
  • better recovery by raising blood circulation to the affected spot
  • mitochondrial development, which is the power station for muscle

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