Sports Massage

By: Seacrest Massage  24-Aug-2011
Keywords: Sports Injury Therapy

    

Sports massage is a type of massage that is specifically tailored to sporting injuries or ailments. It is not meant to be a relaxing massage and, indeed, can become quite vigorous at times. Contrary to its name, sports massage is not only utilised by professional sportspeople or people that exercise heavily. It is of benefit to anyone that exercises, even if it is only mild exercise such as regular walking.

the purpose of sports massage

Sports massage is designed to prevent and relieve injuries and conditions that are associated with exercise. It can often be quite strenuous and is meant to relieve and reduce the stress and tension that can build up within the body’s soft tissues while exercising. It can be carried out before, during, or after playing sport or exercising and uses techniques that are designed to increase endurance and performance, to minimise the chances of injury and, if there is an injury, to reduce the recovery time.

what sports massage can do for you

Some of the benefits of receiving sports massage include:

relieving swelling

reducing muscle tension

promoting flexibility

assist in recovery from injuries that occur as a result of overexertion or overuse

relieving pain

preventing injuries

increasing blood circulation and lymph flow

treatment of injuries such as shin splints, tennis elbows, sprains and strains, corked thighs and more.

Keywords: Sports Injury Therapy

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