What is Sports Massage Therapy?
Sports Massage Therapy is the discipline of using massage for the benefit of all athletes and exercise partakers. This covers the management, manipulation, and rehabilitation of soft tissues of the body e.g. muscles, tendons and ligaments.
If you exercise, play sport, keep fit or compete from club to international level, sports massage has something to offer for all. Indeed tailored Sports Massage Sessions to suit the needs of individuals will positively enhance the ability to perform. There is a growing number of people engaged in athletic activities, therefore, an increased risk of soft tissue injuries through muscle overuse and intense physical exertion.
Strains and sprains
Strains and sprains are the most common injury complaint experienced by athletes and people who partake in
other various sporting actives. Strains and sprains could lead to a more serious problem if effective action is not taken. People who exercise, play sport, keep fit often have to be their own treatment co-ordinators but can benefit from understanding the treatment they receive. Coaches need be aware of the effects and uses of sports massage and maintain contact with the therapist. Sports Massage can offer valuable information not only on the condition but also on the effects of training.
Dealing with pain
Pain can be part of our everyday lives and we tend to put them to the back of our mind and accept as normal due to their gradual build up. These aches and pains can lead to serious soft tissue problem and can have an effect on our bodies in the future. With specific injuries, massage can explore the soft tissue more holistically than any other therapy and problem areas can be identified and treated. Massaging the body warms the muscles due to the increase in blood flow, helping to reduce tension and relax muscles. Warm muscles will contract easier than when cold, they work more efficiently and the chance of sprains, strains, micro tears or other types of injuries can be minimised.
Contact a professional
Regular massage therapy can aid relaxation and flexibility of the muscles.For participants partaking in physical activity, sports massage therapy every week or two may be a great addition to your activity schedule. Contact our professional sports massage therapists to find a plan that will work best with your schedule, level of activity, and budget. Contact Therapi Tylino for more information.