WHAT IS SPORTS MASSAGE?
Sports massage works deep in the muscles, realigning the muscle fibers and connective tissue, and flushing away the toxins. Regular sessions will increase joint mobility and flexibility, and reduce the risk of injury during exercise.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Sports massage is a type of massage that can alleviate pain occurring in certain parts of the body, which can be caused by too much physical activity. This type of massage was originally developed to serve athletes as a way to prevent and relieve injuries, but both athletes and non-athletes can gain physiological and psychological benefits from receiving sports massage therapy. Sports massage therapy can prevent or relieve delayed onset muscle soreness. Sports massage therapy prevents delayed onset muscle soreness by encouraging blood and lymph flow throughout the body, preventing muscle fatigue. Sports massage therapy can also help a person manage stress. When a person receives a sports massage, their body releases neurotransmitters called endorphins. Endorphins released due to receiving a sports massage help to decrease anxiety, provide pain relief, improve mood and enhance a person's state of well-being. The benefits of sports massage include:
Reduce muscle tension
Increase range of motion
Enhance athletic performance
Improve soft tissue function
Decrease muscle stiffness and fatigue