SPORTS MASSAGE THERAPY
BENEFITS OF THERAPEUTIC SPORTS MASSAGE
These are the benefits you can expect to experience when I apply spots and deep tissue massage:
Reduction in muscle tension, muscular pain and discomfort
Increased range of motion, leading to enhanced performance and ease of movement
Decreased muscle stiffness and soreness after exercise or any physical activity
Reduced recovery time post injury
Increased levels of relaxation and reduction in physical and psychological stress levels
Aids sleep quantity and quality
These benefits are largely due to the result of an increase in local blood circulation which helps to flush out chemical irritants and waste products which have stored up within the muscle.
At the same time, fresh blood flow increases oxygen and nutrient content within the muscle. This in turn can help with muscle repair and leads to a reduction in muscle tension.
Compression techniques can also influence blood flow and nerve reflexes within the muscle, which when stimulated leads to a relaxation effect within the muscle itself.
When a muscle is tight it can irritate nerve receptors within the muscle. This in turn can lead to feelings of muscular pain and discomfort. Therefore, reducing muscular tension can lead to a reduction in nerve irritation and a reduction in muscular pain and discomfort.
Reducing muscular tension and increasing localised blood flow can also lead to an increase of range of movement around the associated joint.
This is good news for sports and fitness participants as increased range of movement is linked to increased sports performance and reduction in injury rates.
Treatment provided post event, can help to reduce recovery rate through increased circulation, which helps to further reduce the concentration of waste products and increase oxygen and nutrient content within the muscle.
When used to treat a specific injury, massage can help to promote healing, by increasing nutrient and oxygen levels and reducing any excessive swelling associated with injury.
Manual massage techniques can also help to align new collagen formation within the muscle, which can lead to improved realignment of scar tissue and a reduction in the risk of re-injury.
Finally, any type of massage therapy has been found to reduce daily stress and anxiety levels. This in turn can lead to increased quality and quantity of sleep which is essential for daily living.
My Sports Massage Therapy has many benefits and can aid sports and fitness participants, people with an active lifestyle or job and those who are experiencing muscular tension and pain though work related activity, lifestyle or injury.
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