The Benefits of Sports Massage
For all athletes sports massage plays a vital role in their professional fitness regime, and whether they are injured or not, visiting a physiotherapist for regular massage unlocks a plethora of benefits. Sports massage however shouldn’t be restricted to just sportsmen or women, everyone maintaining a regular exercise regime should take advantage of sports massage therapy, and here’s why…
Due to the deepness of this particular type of massage, sports massage is instrumental in encouraging the removal of waste products from the muscles. Lactic acid actively builds up during exercise and this build up can cause painful results for any fitness fanatic. Deep massage promotes the flow of oxygen and nutrients within the muscle tissues to shift lactic acid and improve recovery.
Ultimate muscle relaxation
After a strenuous workout, the first thing you’ll want to do is relax and your muscles want exactly the same treatment too. The stretching and pumping techniques used during a sports massage are integral to muscle relaxation as the movements work to release the tension and pressure that has built up during exercise.
Massage also helps to restore flexibility within the muscles, whilst increasing the blood flow that is vital for recovery.
Even if you haven’t sustained a sports injury, the hours and even days after exercise can have painful consequences. Managing this pain is an important part of staying on track with your fitness regime, after all without pain management you’d probably never dare to work out again. Through the removal of lactic acid, reduction of tension and increase of endorphins pain can be reduced effectively.
Psychological plus points
As well as nurturing your physiological and physical well-being, regular sports massage can mean positive effects on the mind also. Sports massage has been proven to reduce anxiety and leave the body feeling invigorated so it’s good for your mind, body and soul!
If you’d like to book a Sports massage with our fantastic therapist Yvonne Abel, give us a call on 0207 093 3499, or email email@example.com
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