What is Sports Massage Therapy?

 

  • Is commonly used by athletes and recreational sports buff to recover from muscle soreness and to enhance sport performance.

 

  • Sports massage technique are effective in the management of both acute and chronic injuries.

 

  • It enhance the body's recovery process and improving the athlete's ability to return training and competition. 

 

  • And helps in preventing injuries and decrease muscle tension, loss of mobility and increase flexibility. 

 

 

 

 

The benefits of sports Massage

 

  • Pumping - The stroking movements of sports massage flow the fluid through blood vessels and lymph vessels. By increasing the pressure in front of the stroke, a vacuum is created behind. This is important in tight or damaged muscle tissue as a tight muscle will squeeze blood out like a sponge, depriving the tissues of vital nutrients and energy to repair.

 

  • Increased tissue permeability - Deep massage causes the pores in tissue membranes to open, enabling fluids and nutrients to pass through. This helps remove waste products such as lactic acid and encourage the muscles to take up oxygen and nutrients which help them recover quicker.

 

  • Stretching - Massage can stretch tissues that could not be stretched in the usual methods. Bundles of muscle fibres are stretched lengthwise as well as sideways. Massage can also stretch the sheath or fascia that surrounds the muscle, so releasing any tension or pressure build up.

 

  • Breaking down scar tissue - Scar tissue is the result of previous injuries or trauma and can effect muscle, tendons and ligaments. This can lead to inflexible tissues that are prone to injury and pain.

 

  • Improve tissue elasticity - Hard training can make tissues hard and inelastic. This is one reason why hard training may not result in improvements. Massage helps reverse this by stretching the tissues.

 

  • Opens micro-circulation - Massage does increase blood flow to tissues, but so does exercise. What massage also does is open or dilate the blood vessels and by stretching them this enables nutrients to pass through more easily.

Physiological & Psychological effects of Sports Massage

 

  • Pain reduction

  • Relaxation

  • Anxiety reduction

  • Invigorating

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