Sports massage is a type of massage that is specifically tailored to sporting injuries or ailments.
Contrary to its name, sports massage is not only utilised by professional sports people or people that exercise heavily. It is of benefit to anyone that spends long hours at a desk and for anyone with chronic pain, injury or range-of-motion issues.
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.
Sport massage can help with:
- Postural problems
- Carpel tunnel problems
- Neck muscles pain
- Lower back pain
- Piriformis syndrome and associated sciatic type pain
- Tight hamstrings and calves
Other benefits of sports massage Brighton include:
- Increased blood flow
- Increased joint range of motion (ROM)
- Increased flexibility
- Increased sense of well-being
- Decreased muscle tension
- Decreased chance of injury
- More efficient training and exercising
- Decreased recovery time between workouts, decreased muscles spasms
- Decreased muscle spasms