CityLux therapist Diane is qualified mobile sports massage therapist in London, she has created this article about sports massage and its benefits.
What is sports massage?
This is the manipulation of soft tissue. These include connective tissue, tendon, muscle, ligaments and fascia (connecting layers of muscle and surrounding all internal body tissues).
Sports massage is designed to assisting in correcting problems from overuse, underuse, strains and imbalance. When faced with repetitive movements the body will begin to overcompensate or adapt. There is a limit; we call it the “compensation zone” that the body will cope with. Exceeding this zone the body will be overloaded, resulting in pain from dysfunction and restricted ranges of movements
Benefits of sports massage
-Used before and after exercise, manual manipulation may enhance performance, accelerate recovery and prevent injuries.
-Release of muscle tension
-The removal of waste
-Improved posture and flexibility
Who can benefit?
The term sports massage unfortunately seems to have narrowed the perception of who can benefit from this type of treatment.
Yes athletes in training, recovering from injury or those who have reached a plateau (no further progression) in performance, regardless of age and level. But those who are more casual with these sporting activity, used as recreation or relaxation, and those who do not take part in sports in any way.
The impact of leading a sedentary lifestyle like seated in an office, working on a computer, extensive travelling. That kind of thing has a profound effect on posture and muscular balance.
Deep tissue work:
Some sports massage techniques can be used for deep tissue work. By going slower and deeper in the muscles it helps to:
– improve muscle tone,
-realign collagen and muscle fibres.
-improve muscle functions and reduce pain.
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