What is sports massage?
As the name suggests, sports massage is a solution designed to help with strains caused by sport activity. It has become very popular, along with other physiotherapy treatments, among many professional athletes, as well as amateur sport enthusiasts. Different techniques and methods of massage are used depending on type of training performed, level of muscle strain, and personal expectations. Sports massage most commonly involves strong kneading techniques, so there might be some pain involved. Nevertheless, it is one of the most efficient ways of relaxing your muscles after a strenuous workout.
Benefits of sports massage
There are many benefits to sports massage, both physical and psychological. It can help you recover quickly from injuries, as well as prevent more injuries in the future. It’s also a fantastic means of stress-relief that is bound to help you calm down after a hard day. But these are only some of the benefits – with sports massage, you can also count on the following:
- Reduction in muscle pain and strain
- Reduction of stress in connective tissues
- Breakdown of scar tissue
- Improving circulation
How sports massage can improve your performance
The physical advantages of sports massage are numerous, though not all of them boil down to simple relaxation and tension relief. Through regular sports massage therapy, you can achieve some amazing physical results that will help improve your sport performance. These include:
- An improved blood flow
- Removal of waste from your body
- An increase in the supply of nutrients in your body
- Raising your overall awareness of your muscle structure, stretching, etc.
- An overall increase in your performance
Techniques we use
In order to get the absolute best results out of the sports massages we perform, we employ a whole host of techniques that allow us to really adjust our massage service to your personal needs. Thanks to our individual approach to every client, we can put you back on your feet in the quickest possible time – and it’s all thanks to our selection of techniques, including:
- Soft tissue manipulation
- Myofascial release
- Techniques centred around the neuromuscular system
- Promoting muscle nutrients and energy
- Providing you with advice on rehabilitation and stretching at home
What’s the difference between sports massage and deep tissue massage?
Sports massage may seem like an exciting concept, but it is possible that you could benefit more from another type of massage, such as deep tissue massage. While both methods are great for reducing stress and helping you recover from physical injury, utilise firm pressure to release tension and improve circulation, and help reduce stress levels, sports massages are better suited for people who perform intensive workouts on a regular basis.